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The senior research will be part of the theme group Migration and Migrants at NIDI, a leading European center of research in the field of population studies. The research within the theme group covers national and international projects on migration flows, -choices, scenarios and projections as well as the study of (demographic-) behavior and attitudes of those with migrant origin after settlement in the receiving society. Research at NIDI and within the theme group is driven by academic excellence which is reflected in (inter-)national grants and awards. Furthermore, the aim is to also link and translate this excellent and most state of the art research into relevant insights for policy and wider society.
Within the theme group there are, in addition to the theme group leader, two senior researchers who work along their own research lines. They closely collaborate with the theme group leader who manages a larger group of enthusiastic researchers of PhD students and postdocs who do research on mainly externally funded projects. The research group thus is composed of researchers in different stages of their academic career and focusing on a specific subthemes within the wider topic of migration and migrant studies.
Complementarity in research skills and thematic focus is key to the work of the theme group. In light of this the current vacancy for a senior researcher is anticipated to focus on quantitative studies of international migration. This covers migration flows and statistics but also scenarios and projections of migration. Although the emphasis of the work is on international migration, the regional scope of the work is anticipated to also include Europe (and the Netherlands). The senior researcher should have an excellent track record in research, have substantial experience with project acquisition and management and have established a solid network in the field. It is expected that the senior researcher independently develops / expands the own line of research in a competitive international research context.
What we offer
The senior researcher is expected to start on a temporary contract with a prospect of permanent employment at a competitive salary depending on background and experience (CAO Nederlandse Universiteiten). We offer excellent work conditions and additional benefits. It is a full time position (38 hours) with the expected starting in summer 2020. An assessment can be part of the selection procedure.
The Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute (NIDI-KNAW) is an Academy research institute. NIDI conducts research on population issues and informs policymakers and society about the results of demographic research. By concentrating researchers from different disciplines in a single institute, NIDI has become one of the most important demographic research centres in Europe.
Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW)
Lange Houtstraat 19, 2511 CV, Den Haag