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Postdoctoral researcher in Public Health (0.8 FTE)

Vacancy number
22-453 12181
Job type
Academic staff
Hours (in fte)
External/ internal
Den Haag
Placed on
19 July 2022
Closing date
15 September 2022 Vacancy closed

The Institute of Security and Global Affairs of the Faculty of Governance and Global Affairs is inviting applications for a
Postdoctoral researcher in Public Health (0.8 FTE)
The Project

The Programme Social Resilience and Security is an interdisciplinary collaboration, bringing together key expertise on transgressive behaviours across social research disciplines and key societal stakeholders. We team up with researchers from governance, developmental psychology, child studies, clinical psychology, criminal law, archeology, and humanities. One pillar of the project focuses on violent offending and victimisation; this project seeks to study violence from public health perspectives, using geospatial and epidemiological approaches. The Postdoctoral researcher will be a key member of the team. The position involves substantial research assessing the (spatial and temporal) relationship between violent crime and other types of crime.
Key responsibilities
The Postdoctoral researcher will take the lead on many aspects of the project. That includes but is not limited to: planning the research, leading the ethics and data reviews, gathering data, independently conducting the analyses, publishing findings, co-authoring scientific output with the other team members, as well as organizing and participating in conferences.
The department is located in The Hague.  The candidate must live in (or relocate to) The Netherlands for the duration of the contract.
Selection criteria
We are looking for:
•    A completed PhD degree (ABDs will also be considered) in public health, epidemiology, econometrics, sociology or another relevant discipline; 
•    Strong experience with quantitative methodologies, preferably geospatial analysis and modelling;
•    Excellent research skills demonstrated by, for example, publications in international, peer-reviewed outlets;
•    Experience with ethical review procedures;
•    Excellent written and oral communication skills in English;
•    Affinity for/Interest in topics of Violence; Conflict; Health;
•    A researcher who is able to balance independent work with collaborative projects and interdisciplinary collaborations;
•    Willingness to relocate to The Netherlands.
Our organisation
Science for and about society is the domain of the Faculty of Governance and Global Affairs (FGGA). FGGA provides high-quality interdisciplinary education and research on social and governance issues such as terrorism, organisation of public administration, climate change and economic crises.
Contemporary issues are approached from an administrative, political, economic, legal and sociological perspective. This interdisciplinary approach gives the faculty's education and research a cross-border character.
The Faculty of Governance and Global Affairs (FGGA) is one of the seven faculties of Leiden University and is based in The Hague.
The FGGA is a young, enterprising and innovative organisation that is growing rapidly. The faculty has three scientific institutes, two centres, 3500 students and 330 staff members.
For more information about the faculty click here.
The Institute of Security and Global Affairs (ISGA) is a leading research and education institute, focusing on the most pressing local, national, European and global security issues from an interdisciplinary perspective. It currently hosts more than 100 academic and support staff members and offers the BA in Security Studies, the MSc in Crisis and Security Management (including a forthcoming track on Violence), the Advanced MA in International Relations and Diplomacy, the executive MSc in Cyber Security as well as a variety of innovative teaching offerings in the professional and MOOC fields. In addition, ISGA runs popular Minor Programmes in Violence as well as the Faculty’s Honour Programme in Security and Global Affairs.

Terms and conditions
We offer a part-time (0.8 fte) fixed-term position for 1.5 year with a preferred start date of 1 December 2022 or shortly after. Salary range from € 2.960,- to € 5.439,- gross per month on a full-time basis (pay scale 10 or 11 depending on qualifications and experience) in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities.
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. Candidates from outside the Netherlands may be eligible for a substantial tax break. For more information, see the website.
Diversity and inclusion are core values of Leiden University. Leiden University is committed to becoming an inclusive community which enables all students and staff to feel valued and respected and to develop their full potential. Diversity in experiences and perspectives enriches our teaching and strengthens our research. High quality teaching and research is inclusive.
Enquiries can be made to prof.dr. Marieke Liem, email m.c.a.liem@fgga.leidenuniv.nl or dr. Jolien van Breen, email j.a.van.breen@fgga.leidenuniv.nl
Please submit online your application no later than 15 September 2022 via the blue button in our application system. Applicants should submit the following documents:
•    Motivation letter;
•    Curriculum vitae including a list of publications;
•    Two sample publications in English;
•    The names and addresses of three potential referees (please do not submit reference letters at this stage).
Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed in early/mid October 2022.
Acquisition following this advertisement is not appreciated.

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