Doctoral Grant (BOF) area of "Welfare Economics of Ageing"
The Centre for Socio-Economic 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.
- 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.
- 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 1 October, 1 November or 1 December 2017 or 1 January 2018;
- a gross monthly grant ranging from € 2.280,27 - € 2.419,84;
- a dynamic and stimulating work environment.
How to apply?
- Applications may only be submitted online until the closing date 15 August 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 place from 21 August until 15 September 2017.
- More information about the application form can be obtained from firstname.lastname@example.org.
- For questions about the profile and the description of duties, please contact Prof. Koen Decancq at email@example.com.
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