Postdoc with experience and interest in big data and hiv prevention research (1.0 FTE, 24 months)

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Deadline: 09 Feb 2023

Postdoc with experience and interest in big data and hiv prevention research (1.0 FTE, 24 months)
Postdoc with experience and interest in big data and hiv prevention research (1.0 FTE, 24 months)
Published Deadline Location
yesterday 9 Feb Maastricht

The candidate will work in the Maastricht University’s Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience, Department of Work and Social Psychology, section Applied Social Psychology.
Job description

We are looking for a postdoc who has experience with or interest in hiv prevention research.

Specifically, we are looking for a postdoc who will conduct a large-scale, multi-country survey on innovative hiv prevention approaches among key populations in European contexts. Preferably, the candidate has the skills and interest to deal with big data sets and associated analytical approaches.

The postdoc will be expected to also contribute to the teaching of our section. We contribute to the bachelor’s programs of Psychology and of Global Studies, and the master’s programs Health and Social Psychology, and Human Decision Science.

  • max. 38 hours per week
  • max. €4670 per month
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Maastricht University (UM)

  • A PhD in psychology, public health, epidemiology, or a related discipline, ideally with a focus on hiv.
  • An interest in developing an own innovative research agenda based on and independent of the survey project.
  • Good project management skills to coordinate several multi-country partners.
  • Good communicative and networking skills reflecting the ability to engage and collaborate with academic and community partners.
  • Very good conversational and writing language skills in English. Dutch language skills are helpful. Speaking/writing other major European languages is beneficial.
  • A promising publication track record and documented or ambitions to attract own funding.

Conditions of employment

The position (1.0 FTE) is temporary for the duration of 24 months.

Depending on experience and qualification, the maximum gross monthly salary is 
€ 4.670 (on a full-time basis) in accordance with scale 10 of the Dutch university collective bargaining agreement. An 8% holiday and an 8.3% year-end allowance is also provided.

In addition to good primary employment conditions, UM also offers an attractive package of secondary employment conditions. You can think of: flexible working hours, 232 holiday hours per year with a full-time appointment (and the possibility to work 2 extra hours per week to have 96 extra holiday hours on an annual basis), a good pension scheme, possibility to work from home and collective labor agreement a la carte.

The terms of employment of Maastricht University are set out in the Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities (CAO). Furthermore, local UM provisions also apply. For more information look at the website  > About UM > Working at UM .

Maastricht University

Maastricht University is renowned for its unique, innovative, problem-based learning system, which is characterized by a small-scale and student-oriented approach. Research at UM is characterized by a multidisciplinary and thematic approach, and is concentrated in research institutes and schools. Maastricht University has around 22,000 students and about 5,000 employees. Reflecting the university's strong international profile, a fair amount of both students and staff are from abroad. The university hosts 6 faculties: Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences, Faculty of Law, School of Business and Economics, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience ( ).

Additional information

For more information about this position, please contact:
Kai Jonas, email

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