Doctoral Grant (BOF) area of "Welfare Economics of Ageing"

University of Antwerp
July 24 2017
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

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.

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 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

  • For questions about the profile and the description of duties, please contact Prof. Koen Decancq at

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