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Apply by: 2024-07-01

Junior Researcher, Digital Society

Published 2024-06-11


Are you interested in supporting research on the digital society and contributing to valorization on the topic? Prof. dr. Jessica Piotrowski is searching for a junior researcher to support her ongoing work on the topic, including existing and new research on digital competence and artificial intelligence, particularly as it relates to youth.

What are you going to do
You will be responsible for

  1. Conducting literature reviews and managing reference software;
  2. Conducting pre-registration and analyses of multiple wave cohort data, including implementing on advanced techniques for persona-based analyses;
  3. Supporting the development and piloting of research measures;
  4. Visualizing data trends for reporting;
  5. Collaborating on scientific papers on this topic following the principles of open science;
  6. Managing the day-to-day aspects of the ongoing research programmes

What do you have to offer

  • Research Master’s degree in Communication Science or related field;
  • Advanced quantitative skills, particularly comfortable with latent class analysis; cluster analysis; and psychometric assessment;
  • Demonstrated experience working with R;
  • Affinity with the topic of youth’s digital competence; artificial intelligence; and the opportunities and challenges of the digital society;
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal;
  • Ability and interest in supporting all aspects of the research process, including but not limited to literature review; data analysis; concept writing; stimuli development; data collection; etc.;
  • Experience with the practice of open science;
  • Independent, 'making things work' mentality;
  • Excellent command of English; Dutch language skills a plus

What can we offer you
The position concerns temporary employment for 0.6 FTE. It is available immediately and lasts for a period of one year. There may be a possibility, after the first year, to extend to a second year pending financial circumstances. The gross income depends on experience with a minimum of € 3,226 to a maximum of € 5,090 (UFO profile researcher 4; scale 10) in accordance with the Collective Labor Agreement for Dutch Universities. We additionally offer an extensive package of secondary benefits, including 8% holiday allowance and a year-end bonus of 8.3%. The UvA offers excellent possibilities for further professional development and education.

What else do we offer

  • a position in which initiative and input are highly valued
  • an enthusiastic and warm team that is open to new colleagues
  • an inspiring academic and international working environment in the heart of Amsterdam.

About us
The University of Amsterdam is the largest university in the Netherlands, with the broadest spectrum of degree programmes. It is an intellectual hub with 39,000 students, 6,000 employees and 3,000 doctoral students who are all committed to a culture of inquiring minds. A challenging work environment with a variety of duties and ample scope for individual initiative and development within an inspiring organization. The social and behavioral sciences play a leading role in addressing the major societal challenges faced by the world, the Netherlands and Amsterdam, now and in the future. Want to know more about our organisation? Read more about working at the University of Amsterdam.

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Job application
Do you recognize yourself in the job profile? Then we look forward to receiving your application by 1 July 2024. You may apply online by using the link below.

Applications in one bundled pdf should include:

  • a curriculum vitae;
  • a short letter of motivation;

The UvA is an equal-opportunity employer. We prioritise diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for everyone. We value a spirit of enquiry and perseverance, provide the space to keep asking questions, and promote a culture of curiosity and creativity.

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