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Project Coordinator

Vacancy number
Function type
Non-academic staff
Hours (in fte)
External/ internal
Internal, External
Placed on
13 January 2021
Closing date
02 February 2021

13 more days to apply

The Clinical Psychology department at the Institute of Psychology of the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences has a vacancy for a

Project Coordinator in Clinical Psychology

Project description
The Clinical Psychology department at the Institute of Psychology, Faculty of Social and Behavioural  Sciences has a vacancy for a project coordinator in the context of Dr. Eiko Fried’s ERC Grant “WARN-D: Building a personalized early warning system for depression”.

Our recently funded 5-year ERC Project has the goal to build the early warning system WARN-D to reliably predict depression in young adults before it occurs. We will follow 2,000 young adults over 2 years, and conceptualize depression as a complex network in which causal relations between a host of variables can move the system from a healthy to a clinical state, consistent with the Network Approach to Psychopathology that Dr. Fried co-developed. In addition to traditional mental health surveys every few months, we will assess how young adults are doing in their daily lives for 3 months, collecting smart-phone based ecological momentary assessment (EMA) data and smart-watch based digital phenotype data. The team for this project will additionally consist of 2 PhD positions; a postdoctoral researcher; a research assistant; bachelor and master students; and Dr Eiko Fried.

Key responsibilities
This position is a key research-support position working within the team of the ERC grant. The activities of the project coordinator include, but are not limited to:

  • Providing administrative and organizational support required by the research team;
  • Administration and financial monitoring of the project budget;
  • Writing reports (e.g. financial, ethics, project update);
  • Managing day-to-day aspects of the project;
  • Public engagement and promotion of the project;
  • Preparation, managing, and monitoring of data collection and participation;
  • Communication with participants.

Selection criteria

  • A degree in psychology or a related discipline;
  • Project organization skills and experience with project coordination at Dutch Universities;
  • Experience with large-scale data collection, clinical studies, or smartwatch/smartphone data collection;
  • Advanced skills in MS Word, Excel, and related software;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and experience working within a research team;
  • A track record of working with diligence, proactively, and independently;
  • A track record of writing reports (e.g. financial reports);
  • Fluency in written and spoken English and Dutch.

Desirable qualifications:

  • Interest in scientific aspects of the study;
  • Experience working with student or patient populations;
  • Experience in science communication or public engagement
  • Advanced computer skills.

Our organisation
The Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences consists of Education and Child Studies, Political Science, Psychology, Cultural Anthropology & Development Sociology, and the Center for Science and Technology Studies. The faculty has approximately 5,000 students and 600 employees. Education is provided and research is carried out into various subjects ranging from adoption to political behaviour. For more information, see the website of the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences.

Terms and conditions
This appointment will be a 0.5 FTE position of initially one year (with the prospect of an extension of one year) and will be supported by a Research Assistant (0.25 FTE for 2 years). The position can potentially be extended to a 0.7 FTE position, depending on the candidate’s preferences and qualifications.  Appointment takes place in accordance with the CAO NU. The salary in the first year is between  2.920,- and 4.012,- gross per month for a full-time appointment depending on your level of experience (scale 9). 

Leiden University offers an attractive benefits package with additional holiday (8%) and end-of-year bonuses (8.3 %). Our individual choices model gives you some freedom to assemble your own set of terms and conditions. For more information, see the website.

Diversity and inclusion are integral to the future of psychological science. Those from backgrounds traditionally underrepresented in science are especially encouraged to apply. 

The appointment will start on April 2021. For questions about the vacancy, please contact Eiko Fried, email e.i.fried@fsw.leidenuniv.nl.

Please submit online your application (including a letter of interest and CV) no later than 2 February 2021 via the blue button in our application system.


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