Student Assistant for the Generations and Gender Program at NIDI/KNAW in The Hague

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Deadline: 15 Apr 2024

Student Assistant for the Generations and Gender Program at NIDI/KNAW in The Hague
Student Assistant for the Generations and Gender Program at NIDI/KNAW in The Hague
Published Deadline Location
today 15 Apr 's-Gravenhage

"Data is the new gold" -- Are you enthusiastic about delving into the intricacies of social survey data? Do you want to gain a unique experience in working for an international research infrastructure? We are looking for a new team member who can assis...
Job description
What is the GGP?
The Generations and Gender Programme (GGP) is a cross-national research infrastructure for high-quality, open-access data about population and family dynamics. The main component is the Generation & Gender Survey (GGS) – a unique longitudinal data source on families and people’s life courses across different countries and territories. Currently, new data is being collected in several European, Asian, and South-American countries and territories.
What are we looking for?
The Generations and Gender Programme currently has a vacancy for a Student Assistant.
We are looking for a new team member who can assist with COORDINATE project tasks and the daily operations of the GGP Central Coordination Team. The COORDINATE project is a partner project of the GGP which aims to to enhance data accessibility and linkage practices across Europe by fostering collaboration among its partners. This will include:
  • collecting, systemising, and synthesising information on remote data access and data linking practices from GGP and COORDINATE project partners in Europe
  • making an inventory of partners able to provide and link different types of data (e.g. survey data and register data)
  • writing a final report based on the collected information to the European Commission
  • assisting project lead with related tasks
  • supporting the work of the GGP Central Coordination Team as needed

  • 16—38 hours per week
  • €2618—€2846 per month
  • 's-Gravenhage View on Google Maps

Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW)

What are we expecting?
We are seeking a dynamic and versatile candidate, who can support the work of the GGP Central Coordination Team and can adapt quickly to changing priorities. We are looking for candidates with the following qualifications
  • Currently enrolled in a Research Master in social sciences, or another relevant discipline (and enrolled for the whole duration of the student assistantship)
  • Keen eye for detail combined with reliable organisational skills
  • Highly adaptable and able to manage changing priorities with ease
  • Eagerness to learn and take on new challenges
  • Strong communication skills in the English language (written and oral)
  • Project management experience would be an asset
  • Experience in working with large-scale (longitudinal) survey data (e.g. GGS, SHARE) would be an asset

Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: 9 months, starting 2 days a week, extension to fulltime in the summer is possible.

What we offer
We offer a part-time (2 days/week) entry-level position for those starting their (academic) career journey by providing:
  • a dynamic and intellectually stimulating work environment in an international research team
  • opportunity to gain hands-on experience in a Horizon Europe project funded by the European Commission
  • opportunity to develop your professional profile, gain valuable work experience, and achieve professional growth
  • chance to build a professional network with peers and colleagues in the academic research community

The candidate is expected to start as soon as possible. The appointment will be for a period of 9 months. The appointment will start with two days a week. During the summer it can be extended to fulltime.
Terms of employment
Depending on education and experience the minimum salary is between € 2.618 and the maximum salary is € 2.846 gross per month for a full-time (38 hours a week) appointment (scale SA of CAO Nederlandse Universiteiten/KNAW). This is exclusive of 8% vacation allowance, 8.3% year-end bonus, travel allowance, internet allowance, home working allowance and pension accrual with ABP.
Non Dutch-resident applicants are required to relocate to The Netherlands. If and when necessary, NIDI will apply for the residence permit. Non Dutch employees may qualify for a Tax break (30% Ruling).
For a complete overview of the terms of employment, please refer to the webpage: werken bij de KNAW .
The start date should be as soon as possible. The place of work is in the center of The Hague, a 10’ minutes walk from The Hague Central Station.
About NIDI
The Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute (NIDI) is a leading European demographic research institute. NIDI is part of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) and affiliated with the University of Groningen. It is located in the centre of The Hague providing a unique and stimulating research environment in the broad field of population studies. Currently, the staff of the institute consists of about 65 employees of different levels of seniority and organised in a rather horizontal structure within four thematic research groups. The working environment is highly international and NIDI provides ample opportunities for training and development.
Generations and Gender Program
The GGP Central Coordination Team is part of the Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute (NIDI) and is located in the centre of The Hague. It is responsible for the day-to-day management of the GGP, which includes providing support to national teams in collecting GGS data, and processing the collected data for release to the scientific community and other tasks.
Additional information
Diversity & Inclusion
The KNAW considers a working environment in which everyone feels welcome and appreciated of great importance. A working environment in which attention is paid to individual quality and where development opportunities are paramount. Together we strive for an inclusive culture in which we embrace differences. We would therefore like to invite candidates who want to contribute to this through their background and experience. In the event of equal suitability, preference will be given to the candidate who thus enhances diversity within the Academy.
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Application procedure
To apply:
Candidates are invited to submit their application in English. Applications must include:
  • A motivation letter (max 2 pages)
  • A curriculum vitae (including the names of two referees)

The deadline for submitting the application is 15 April 2024. The interviews for this position will be scheduled as soon as possible. A second round of interviews may be part of the selection procedure. Please address your letter to the director of NIDI, prof. dr. H.A.G. de Valk. (using Academic Transfer).
For additional information you may contact Dr. Vytenis Deimantas ([email protected]).

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