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Postdoctoral Researcher Social Psychology (0.8 FTE) in Groningen

... Faculty of Behavioural and Social... ... University of... Since its foundation in 1614, the University of Groningen has enjoyed an international reputation...



Faculty of Behavioural and Social Sciences


University of Groningen

Since its foundation in 1614, the University of Groningen has enjoyed an international reputation as a dynamic and innovative centre of higher education offering high-quality teaching and research. Balanced study and career paths in a wide variety of disciplines encourage the 30,000 students and researchers to develop their own individual talents. Belonging to the best research universities in Europe and joining forces with prestigious partner universities and networks, the University of Groningen is truly an international place of knowledge.

The Faculty of Behavioural and Social Sciences (BSS) of the University of Groningen excels in teaching and research in the fields of behaviour, thinking, learning, and how people live together. We want to continue developing our well-founded theoretical and methodological knowledge domains: psychology, sociology, pedagogy, educational sciences and teaching methodology.
The Department of Psychology, Research Unit Social Psychology, part of the Faculty of BSS invites applications for a 1-year postdoc position (0.8 FTE) to finish the project: “Decision making regarding purchasing a dog”, funded by the Royal Dutch Dog Protection Agency, and supervised by Prof. Arie Dijkstra.

Job description

The postdoctoral researcher will:
• manage a cohort of participants who were planning to acquire a dog
• analyze the data from three subsequent cohort assessments
• write and submit at least two articles from these data to international journals
• join in further developing the line of research on human-dog relation.


We are looking for a passionate and enthusiastic postdoctoral researcher, who:
• has a PhD or is close to completion in a field related to the project (e.g., Human-Animal Relations, Applied Social Psychology, Health Psychology, Epidemiology)
• has demonstrable affinity with animals
• has experience with or a demonstrable interest in collecting and analyzing longitudinal data, and is keen to increase their knowledge about these techniques
• has a quantitative background and demonstrable interest for data analysis
• has published in peer-reviewed outlets
• works well within a research team, is communicative and reliable
• the ability to communicate verbally and in written form in English and Dutch.

Conditions of employment

Contract length: 12 months.

The University of Groningen offers a salary dependent on qualifications and work experience of € 3,545 gross per month up to a maximum of € 4,852 gross per month (salary scale 11 Dutch Universities) for a full-time position. The appointment is temporary for a period of 1 year at 0.8 FTE research time.

The starting date should be as soon as possible.

You may apply for this position until 2 September 23:59h / before 3 September 2018 Dutch local time by means of the application form (click on "Apply" below on the advertisement on the university website).

Please submit:
• a motivation letter stating your research interests and how they align to the project
• your CV, including a list of academic output
• a PDF of your most recent published (or accepted) article.

Job interviews will take place between 10 - 14 September 2018.

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Fulltime (startersfunctie)

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