Junior researcher (0.8-1.0 fte for 10 months)

Junior researcher (0.8-1.0 fte for 10 months)

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The Department of Sociology is looking for an enthusiastic Junior researcher - project “European Values Study in the Social Sciences & Humanities Open Cloud Infrastructure” (0.8-1.0 fte for 10 months)

Job description

As a Junior Researcher, you will participate in research projects of the European Values Study (EVS). EVS (www.europeanvaluesstudy.eu) is a large-scale, cross-national, and longitudinal survey research program on basic human values. It provides insights into the ideas, beliefs, preferences, attitudes, values, and opinions of citizens all over Europe. It is a unique research project on how Europeans think about life, family, work, religion, politics, and society; it started in 1981. The Social Sciences & Humanities Open Cloud (SSHOC) is a EU-Horizon 2020 funded a program (www.sshopencloud.eu). 


In this context, the main focus will be on surveycodings.org: a facility to develop further the coding of variables that are crucial in surveys, e.g., educational level, occupation, religion, and other core demographic variables. EVS is cooperating here with other European surveys, and will extend the scope to global social surveys. Focus for the coming period will be to standardize and harmonize codings further and make them available within surveycodings.org. The Junior Researcher may also be involved in other activities of the EVS.

Job description 

  • The main tasks of the Junior researcher are the following:
  • Standardising and harmonizing codings and looking for translations in different languages;
  • Making these codings available to the research community by further developing the surveycodings.org website, writing blogs and other materials for survey research programs;
  • Assisting in developing a sustainable infrastructure for codings for the years to come;
  • Administrative / support tasks.

What we offer

  • The possibility to work together in an international dynamic team of (junior) researchers and interns focussed on European values in an informal, pleasant working atmosphere;
  • Be the co-author of a report on survey codings;
  • Freedom and flexibility: working days/hours are flexible and determined together.


Tilburg University


  • You have (or will soon receive) a (research) master degree;
  • You have good knowledge of quantitative research methods and statistical programs like SPSS, Stata and/or R;
  • You are willing to learn, are open for feedback; 
  • You have good communication and teamwork skills;
  • You have a good command of English.

Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: 10 months with possible extension.

Tilburg University is among the top of the Dutch employers and has an excellent policy concerning terms of employment. The collective employment terms and conditions for Dutch universities will apply. Depending on the candidates’ experience, the salary for this position on a full-time basis ranges between € 2.790 and € 4.402 gross per month based on scale 10 of the Collective Labour Agreement (CAO) Dutch Universities (not included are various allowances). 
For this position a 10-month contract applies, a possible extension is dependent on available (European) grants after April 1st, 2022.


School of Social and Behavioural Sciences
Tilburg University is a modern, specialized university. The teaching and research of the Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Sciences are organized around the motto of "Understanding Society". The faculty’s inspiring working environment challenges its workers to realize their ambitions; involvement and cooperation are essential to achieve this.

Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Sciences


Department of Sociology
The Department of Sociology with its vibrant, intellectual stimulating and innovative researchers is responsible for a Dutch Bachelor program and for a 1-year English Master program. In addition, the department offers a minor in the school's 2-year Research Master program Social and Behavioral Sciences. The research program studies questions of social inequality and of social cohesion from a longitudinal and cross-national perspective, with a theoretical-empirical approach. 

See: https://tiu.nu/Sociology 


  • Research, development, innovation
  • Behaviour and society
  • max. 40 hours per week
  • University graduate
  • 17189



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