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ENTHOUSIASTIC AND COMPETENT RESEARCHER "Welfare Economics of Ageing"

The Centre for Social Policy Herman Deleeck is seeking to fill a full-time (100%) vacancy in the Faculty of Social Sciences for a Doctoral Grant by the University Research Fund (BOF) in the area of “Welfare Economics of Ageing”.
 
You study the quantitative question how the well-being of older persons can be measured with respect for their opinion about the meaning of a “good life”. You investigate the impact of social policies on the well-being of older persons.
 
Job description
·      You prepare a doctoral thesis in the field of socio-economic sciences.
·      You publish scientific articles related to the research project of the assignment.
·      You contribute to teaching and research in the “Centre for Socio-Economic Policy Herman Deleeck”.
 
Profile and requirements
·      You hold a master degree  in the social sciences (economics, socio-economics, commercial engineering, sociology, …)
·      You can submit outstanding academic results.
·      Students in the final year of their degree can also apply.
·      Foreign candidates are encouraged to apply.
·      Your academic qualities comply with the requirements stipulated in the university’s policy.
·      You are quality-oriented, conscientious, creative and cooperative.
·      You master quantitative research methods and data analysis.
·      You have a good knowledge of statistical software such as STATA or SPSS (or you are eager to learn)
·      You speak and write fluently in English.
 
We offer
·      A doctoral scholarship for a period of two years, with the possibility of renewal for a further two-year period after positive evaluation;
·      The start date of scholarship will be October 1st, November 1st or December 1st 2017 or January 1st 2018;
·      a gross monthly grant ranging from € 2.189,88 - € 2.513,13;
·      A dynamic and stimulating work environment.
 
Interested?
·        Applications may only be submitted online until the closing date August 15th 2017 and should include a copy of your CV and a cover letter.
·        A pre-selection will be made from amongst the submitted applications.
·        The remainder of the selection procedure is specific to the position and will be determined by the selection panel.
·        The interviews of the candidates, preselected by a selection panel, will take placefrom August 21st until September 15th 2017.
·        More information about the application form can be obtained from vacatures@uantwerpen.be. For questions about the profile and the description of duties, please contact Prof. Koen Decancq at koen.decancq@uantwerp.be.
 
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