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Postdoctoral Researcher Position in Behavioural or Social Science – Utrecht University, Netherlands

The Netherlands, Utrecht University (UU)

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Utrecht University invites applications for a Postdoctoral position in understanding and mitigating socio-economic and cultural differences in COVID vaccination willingness (0.8 FTE) to participate in an RIVM and GGD-GHOR-funded research project investigating COVID vaccination, the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences, The Netherlands – Dec 2021

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General Info

Position: Postdoctoral Researcher
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field: , ,
Deadline to Apply:
Joining Date: Jan 01, 2022
Contract Period: 9 Months
Salary: 2,836 EURO/ Month

Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences
Departement Gedragswetenschappen
Utrecht University (UU)
Utrecht The Netherlands

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Qualification Details

We are looking for a candidate:

  • who has completed a PhD in a behavioural or social science, with expertise in health behaviour and an affinity for qualitative research;
  • who is familiar with the theory and practice of intervention mapping;
  • who has experience conducting interdisciplinary research and working in a transdisciplinary team;
  • with strong project management skills.

Responsibilities/Job Description

We are offering an exciting short-term postdoctoral position to participate in a RIVM and GGD-GHOR-funded research project investigating COVID vaccination. The project is concerned with the reasons why various social groups in society lag behind in terms of COVID vaccination uptake, and which interventions can be successfully implemented to promote COVID vaccination.As the postdoctoral researcher on the team you will coordinate the vaccination uptake research component of the project. Your activities will include the communication and consultation with project partners and stakeholders, undertaking literature research and intervention mapping, preparing and conducting (mainly qualitative) research, and the supervision of the Master’s students, working on the project as interns.

The postdoctoral researcher will also provide assistance on other research projects, conducted in the research group Interdisciplinary Social Science: Public Health, with a focus on sustainability behaviour.

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Documents Required

Everyone deserves to feel at home at our university. We welcome employees with a wide variety of backgrounds and perspectives. The Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences aspires to have a diverse body of staff and students and strives to create and sustain a safe and inclusive environment for everyone, in line with Utrecht University’s Equality, Diversity and Inclusion policy  external link. To apply, please send your curriculum vitae, including a letter of motivation, via the ‘apply’ button below.Due to the current situation regarding the Corona virus (COVID-19), the interviews may take place online.

Start of the contract is as soon as possible but no later than 1 Januari 2022.

The application deadline is 2 December 2021.

About the Faculty

The Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences  external link is one of the leading faculties in Europe providing research and academic teaching in cultural anthropology, educational sciences, interdisciplinary social science, pedagogical sciences, psychology, and sociology. Almost 6,000 students are enrolled in a broad range of undergraduate and graduate programmes. We have approximately 900 faculty and staff members, who all work closely together to educate and train young talent and to research and find solutions to scientific and societal issues. Our focus is on Dynamics of Youth and Institutions for Open Societies.

About the Employer: Utrecht University (UU)


We offer a temporary position (0.8 FTE) for a period of nine months. The gross salary - depending on previous qualifications and experience  - ranges between €2,836 and €4,474 (scale 10 according to the Collective Labour Agreement Dutch Universities) per month for a full-time employment. Salaries are supplemented with a holiday bonus of 8% and a year-end bonus of 8.3% per year. In addition, Utrecht University offers excellent secondary conditions, including an attractive retirement scheme, (partly paid) parental leave and flexible employment conditions  external link (multiple choice model). More information about working at Utrecht University  external linkcan be found here.

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Contact details

Additional information about this position can be obtained from Michèlle Bal  external  external link

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