Research Assistant 'digital behavior change interventions for addictive behaviors' (0,7fte)

Research Assistant 'digital behavior change interventions for addictive behaviors' (0,7fte)

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26 Feb 21 Mar Rotterdam

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Job description

The Research Assistant will work within a group of researchers involved in the design and evaluation of digital behavior change interventions for primary and secondary prevention in the addiction field. The Research Assistant will be tasked with supporting the design, planning, execution and reporting of scientific research activities, including the set-up and execution of (part of) project plans, analysis of collected data, and drafting of research reports (in full or in part). The Research Assistant will be also involved in a large public-private collaborative project in the field of online responsible gambling and prevention of gambling problems.  

The Research Assistant will have the possibility of gaining substantial research experience, including the refinement of analytical and research methods skills, critical thinking, scientific writing and intervention design, and the opportunity of collaborating with expert scientists and practitioners in the field of addictions and (digital) behavior change


Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR)


  • Master degree in Clinical Psychology, Health Psychology or Behavior Change or related disciplines (Research Master is a bonus)
  • Interest in the field of addiction, eHealth and digital behavior change
  • Familiarity with advanced research methods and online research (e.g., Randomized Controlled Trials)
  • Mastering of advanced statistical methods (e.g., multivariate regression, multilevel models)
  • Basic scientific writing skills (e.g., study reports, parts of scientific papers)
  • Proactive and independent working approach
  • Open to collaborate within a wider research team
  • Strong organizational and project management skills
  • Flexibility and good oral and written communication skills in English (Dutch proficiency is a plus)

Conditions of employment

Internationally-oriented and varied work within an enthusiastic team, with attractive fringe benefits in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities (CAO-NU). Your initial employment term will be 12 months. Your remuneration will depend on the position, your specific knowledge and experience. It will be calculated on the basis of full-time salary ranging between EUR 2656,- and 4012,- gross per year (salary scale 8 or 9, CAO NU ). Erasmus University Rotterdam offers attractive terms of employment, including a holiday allowance of 8%, a year-end payment of 8.3% and 41 annual leave days in case of a full work week. In addition, EUR takes part in the ABP pension scheme, and we also offer partially paid parental leave. For international spouses we have set up a dual career programme. Moreover, EUR staff members are allowed to make use of the EUR facilities, including the Erasmus sports centre and the University Library. We value diversity and believe that a diversity of talents contributes to our vision and strategy to excel as a university on research and education. This means that we are looking for a person who can complement our team well.


Erasmus University Rotterdam

The Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR), named after Rotterdam-born humanist and theologian Erasmus, is a research university with a strong international orientation and a pronounced social focus, both in its education and research activities. On the lively, modern campus, more than 28.000 students and scholars of more than 100 nationalities are constantly encouraged to develop their talents and meet their ambition. Our more than 2700 scientists and employees work together with all our students to solve challenges faced by global society, drawing their inspiration from the consistently dynamic and cosmopolitan city of Rotterdam. The academic education offered at our faculties is intensive, engaging and strongly focused on practical application. We increasingly perform our research in multidisciplinary teams, which are closely interwoven with international networks. In terms of research impact and the quality of its degree programmes, EUR can compete with the foremost universities in Europe, which is reflected in its consistent top-100 position in most major universities rankings. Erasmus University Rotterdam’s key values are daring, curiosity, social involvement, breaking new ground and striving for success


Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences

The Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences (ESSB) is home to a vast diversity of scientific disciplines: public administration, pedagogical sciences, psychology and sociology. In addition, the Erasmus University College, IHS, and two research institutes RISBO and DRIFT are linked to the faculty. This also reflects in the content of the (international) bachelor's and master's programs and in research.  Our activities are always focused on people and society. At the ESSB fundamental, internationally oriented research is of paramount importance. In addition, social research for professionals, policy makers, and the society is part of our research activities. ESSB offers a stimulating research environment where major national and international research grants are received. Appealing guest researchers and ambitious PhD candidates come along to conduct their research. Our education is small-scale and works with innovative forms of education such as Problem-Based Learning (PBL). Both the Dutch and English programs are highly ranked by students and alumni. ESSB is home to over 4000 students and more than 400 staff-members. The different disciplines are supported by the Faculty Office (for more information, please visit

Department of Psychology, Education & Child Studies (DPECS)

The Department of Psychology, Education & Child Studies provides education and research in the area of pedagogical and psychological sciences and is embedded within the Faculty of Social Science. The education is characterized by a successful and innovative didactical approach: problem based learning in combination with extensive professional and academic skills training. Our bachelor and master tracks receive top rankings each year.


  • Research, development, innovation
  • max. 28 hours per week
  • €2656—€4012 per month
  • ESSB/2021/0226


Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR)

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