Post-doc Researcher in Spatial Inequality & Neighbourhood Effects
This is a full-time, 3-year post-doctoral researcher position (with an initial contract for 1 year) within the interdisciplinary and international Urban and Neighbourhood Change research group led by Professor Maarten van Ham. The post-doc will work on two projects: 1) the EU H2020 funded project RELOCAL: Resituating the Local in Cohesion and Territorial Development; and 2) the European Research Council (ERC) funded project DEPRIVEDHOODS: Socio-spatial inequality, deprived neighbourhoods, and neighbourhood effects. Within the RELOCAL project the post-doc will develop measures of spatial inequality at different geographical scales and model how such spatial inequalities affect individuals throughout their lives. The project will use large, individual-level, geo-coded, longitudinal datasets on the full population of the Netherlands in collaboration with project partners in the UK and Sweden. Within the DEPRIVEDHOODS project, the post-doc will develop new avenues of research within the scope of the research programme and in collaboration with senior staff. Main tasks of the post-doc include: executing individual research within the scope of the grant proposals with the PI and the international research partners; co-supervising PhD students; co-authoring papers with the PI, partners and PhD students; assisting in further developing and implementing the projects.
The candidate holds a PhD in sociology, demography, geography, economics, applied statistics, or another relevant discipline. The candidate has strong quantitative research skills and proven experience with analysing large (longitudinal) data sets using advanced statistical techniques and STATA (or similar). Candidates have a proven track record of peer-reviewed publications, are willing to travel, and have a good command of English (spoken and written). A good command of Dutch is an advantage but not necessary. Evidence of good project management and communication skills and experience working in an international team are assets.
The TU Delft offers a customisable compensation package, a discount for health insurance and sport memberships, and a monthly work costs contribution. Flexible work schedules can be arranged. An International Children’s Centre offers childcare and an international primary school. Dual Career Services offers support to accompanying partners. Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities.
For more information about this position, please contact Prof. Maarten van Ham, phone: +31 (0)15-2782782, e-mail: email@example.com
. To apply, please send the following: application letter, detailed academic CV including publication list, list of research grants, an overview of study results, and contacts for academic references. Please e-mail your application by 21 August 2016 to Rinda Hoogendoorn, HR-BK@tudelft.nl
. In the second round, candidates will be required to write a two-page document outlining their research plans.
When applying for this position, please refer to vacancy number BK2016-19.
12 months initially with prospect of extension to 3 years
Delft University of Technology
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OTB - Research for the Built Environment specialises in independent reseach in the field of housing, construction and the built environment. The research areas of OTB are centred around various aspects of the built environment, including housing, urban renewal, transport and infrastructure, urban and regional development, sustainable building and building policy, land policy, geo-information resources and GIS technology. OTB is a department in the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment at Delft University of Technology.
The Urban and Neighbourhood Change research group, led by Professor Maarten van Ham, aims to develop a better understanding of the relationships between socio-economic inequality, poverty and neighbourhoods and the people- and area-based policies developed to combat these inequalities. The group has a strong international reputation for research on socio-economic and ethnic segregation, neighbourhood effects, neighbourhood change, urban renewal, residential mobility and migration, and housing. The staff has backgrounds in demography, sociology, geography and economics.