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Postdoc Researcher Job in International and European Social Security Law – Tilburg, Netherlands 2022

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Tilburg Law School offers Postdoc Researcher International & European Social Security Law at the department of Private, Business & Labour Law (PBLL) – Tilburg University, Netherlands 2022

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General Info

Position: Postdoc
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field:
Deadline to Apply: Expired
Joining Date: Feb 01, 2022
Contract Period: 4 years
Salary: According to Standard Norms

Tilburg Law School
Department of Private, Business & Labour Law (PBLL)
Tilburg University


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Qualification Details

We are looking for a post-doc researcher who

  • holds a PhD in Law, preferably in the field of (Dutch and/or European) social security law.
  • has experience with qualitative research (methods).
  • has the capacity to develop independently research projects
  • has experience:
    • to run research projects
    • to report on research results
    • to write articles for international scientific journals
  • has solid knowledge and experience with online literature searches
  • has good communicative skills and proven capability to coach junior researchers
  • has good command of English and Dutch. Knowledge of other languages is recommended
  • can work both independently and collaborate in teams as well.

Responsibilities/Job Description

Tilburg University is a modern and specialized university guaranteeing high qualitative standards in their innovate research and international education. The focus of the “KNAW-accredited” research of Tilburg Law School is on fundamental legal research and law comparison, mainly conducted in a multi- and interdisciplinary setting. The inspiring and open research culture guarantees a pleasant working environment.


The position is part of the ‘”Instituut GAK” financed Chair on European and International Social Security Law. Within this legal domain, we expect the postdoc researcher to e.g.

  • give support to a PhD candidate;
  • to participate in, as well as to organize him/herself (inter)national project meetings;
  • to develop project papers (in Dutch and/or English);
  • to publish scientific articles in international journals;
  • to teach in research-related courses and to present research results on both national and international scientific meetings.

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About the Department

Tilburg Law School offers highly ranked national and international education and research in law and public administration. Currently, almost 4,000 students are enrolled at Tilburg Law School. Students in Tilburg can choose from five Bachelor's programs, one of which is taught in English (Bachelor Global Law) and ten Master's programs, eight of which are taught in English. The international orientation of Tilburg Law School is reflected in these Bachelor's and Master's programs. The research conducted within Tilburg Law School is aimed at social relevance and provides students with the tools and skills to study and deal with current issues at an academic level. The research within Tilburg Law School is organized into four cross-departmental research programs: 1) Global Law and Governance; 2) Law and Security; 3) Connecting Organizations; and 4) Law and Technology.

The department of Private, Business & Labour Law (PBLL) employs around 45 fte personnel. It participates in and organizes many of the Bachelor and Master programs of Tilburg Law School, in particular the Bachelor Rechtsgeleerdheid (Dutch Law), the Global Law Bachelor, and the Master programs Rechtsgeleerdheid (Dutch Law), Labour Law & Employment Relations, Ondernemingsrecht (Business Law), and International Business Law, as well as other programs, in particular the joint Data Science Bachelor with Technical University Eindhoven.The researchers of PBLL cooperate (with other TLS researchers) in the research Signature Plan Connecting Organizations, studying inter alia the contribution of law to sustainability and new forms of organization in the connected world. Another section of the department investigates methodology of legal research and regulation. The methods employed include doctrinal research (national and comparative/global) in law and methods from other disciplines, in particular economics.

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Note or Other details

The candidate will be ranked in the Dutch university job ranking system (UFO) as a Post-doc Researcher (UFO Profile Researcher 3). The starting gross salary varies between € 3.807,= and € 5.211,= per month (full time) based on scale 11 of the Collective Labor Agreement Dutch Universities. Tilburg University actively promotes equal and transparent salary between men and women by strictly applying predetermined parameters based on the candidate’s experience. Employees recruited from abroad may be eligible for the 30% tax facility- this means that 30% of your salary will be paid as a tax-free reimbursement.

Tilburg University offers you an employment agreement for a fixed period of 4 years (48 months), 0,5 fte (20 hours per week).

You are entitled to a holiday allowance amounting to 8% and a year-end bonus of 8.3% of your gross yearly income. If you work 40 hours per week, you receive 41 days of paid recreational leave per year.

Please visit Working at Tilburg University for more information on our employment conditions.

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Contact details

For questions and information on the research, you can contact Prof. dr. P. Schoukens, P.S.J.Schoukens@tilburguniversity.edu.

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