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ENTHOUSIASTIC and COMPETENT RESEARCHER (m/f)

The Herman Deleeck Centre for Social Policy (CSB) of the University of Antwerp is recruiting

ENTHOUSIASTIC and COMPETENT RESEARCHER (m/f)

The CSB
The purpose of the Herman Deleeck Centre for Social Policy (CSB) is to acquire empirically and theoretically substantiated insights into the functioning of welfare state institutions in a changing socioeconomic, demographic, ecological, and political environment. The central focus of the Centre is on the analysis of inequality and poverty.

Task
Strengthening the team on different new research projects related to topics including fiscal and social policies, microsimulation, social protection, work, and labour market trajectories of cancer patients.

Your profile
We are looking for a motivated researcher with
• a Master’s degree (or equivalent) in social sciences (sociology, social-economic sciences, economics, commercial engineering etc., … - preference will be given to honours degrees);
• a keen interest in issues of socioeconomic policy;
• a solid background in research methods and data analysis;
• a good knowledge of statistical software packages such as STATA, SPSS, SAS;
• a sense of independence, a creative mind, and a strong motivation to work within an multidisciplinary team;
• excellent English language skills;
• strong motivation to learn and work in a multidisciplinary team.

We offer
We offer a stimulating and pleasant research environment that is conducting innovative research on topics with high societal relevance. Candidates are expected to enroll in the Doctoral Program of the University of Antwerp. We offer a Ph.D. scholarship for 1 year, with possibilities of extension.

Additional information
For additional information, please contact dr. Gerlinde Verbist (gerlinde.verbist@uantwerpen.be) or Prof. dr. Ive Marx (ive.marx@uantwerpen.be).

Application
Apply by sending a motivation letter and full CV to centrumsociaalbeleid@uantwerpen.be with “Application researcher CSB” as subject by 11 July 2017. Successful applicants will receive an invitation for an interview no later than 19 July 2017. Interviews are scheduled for 24 and 25 July 2017.

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