Researcher Study & Career Success

Researcher Study & Career Success

Published Deadline Location
11 Jun 30 Jun Rotterdam

Job description

Are you looking for a position where you can further develop yourself in the research field of study and career success? And are you up to the challenge to help as many students as possible to reach their full potential and to reduce gender and ethnicity inequality in universities, universities of applied sciences, and secondary education?

The Erasmus Centre for Study and Career Success makes use of an intervention programme that has shown to be been very successful in raising students' academic performance and retention rate. The goal is to help as many students as possible to reach their full potential and to reduce gender and ethnicity inequality in universities, universities of applied sciences, and secondary education. RSM has been applying the intervention project since 2011, and it is currently being rolled out at other faculties, universities and high schools.

The Centre is looking for a researcher per 1 August 2021.

As a researcher you will be responsible for preparing research and experiments, analysing and processing data, providing advice and guidance for team members, maintenance and management of research facilities, developing new methods and interventions, co-ordinating projects, and setting up new research plans, including funding. Publishing articles and presenting at conferences will also be part of the job.

Your main tasks
  • Preparing research and experiments
  • Collecting, structuring and analysing data
  • Writing and co-ordinating research reports for participating schools and universities
  • Developing new methods, interventions and theories
  • Guiding and supporting project employees such as project co-ordinators and student assistants
  • Maintenance and management of research facilities
  • Setting up new research plans, including funding
  • Planning and structuring tasks
  • Managing time


Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR)


  • Higher professional education (equivalent to a master degree)
  • Research master or PhD is preferred
  • Extensive experience with SPSS
  • Preferably also experience with questionnaire software such as Qualtrics and Questback (Unipark)
  • Excellent written and spoken English and Dutch for internal and external communications (C1 level)
  • Leadership skills, decisiveness, people-oriented
  • Appreciation for academic research linked to real-world problems
  • Desire to create an impact on the academic community and society as a whole

Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: 12 months.

Employment conditions:

The conditions of employment correspond with the collective labour agreement for Dutch Universities (CAO NU). We offer a 0.8 FTE contract, initially for one year.

Salary is subject to training and experience and may vary from a minimum of € 2,501 (scale 10-0 CAO NU) gross per month and up to a maximum of € 3,947 gross per month (scale 10-12 CAO NU), based on a full-time contract of 38 hours.

Erasmus University Rotterdam has attractive employment conditions, which include a holiday allowance of 8 per cent, an end-of-year bonus of 8.3 per cent, and a generous number of vacation days.

EUR offers all employees an annual personal career budget which can be used to advance your skills and competences. There are lots of training, development, and coaching opportunities at EUR.


Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University

Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) is one of Europe's top-ranked business schools. RSM provides ground-breaking research and education furthering excellence in all aspects of management and is based in the international port city of Rotterdam - a vital nexus of business, logistics and trade. RSM's primary focus is on developing business leaders with international careers who can become a force for positive change by carrying their innovative mindset into a sustainable future. Our first-class range of bachelor, master, MBA, PhD and executive programmes encourage them to become critical, creative, caring and collaborative thinkers and doers. Study information and activities for future students, executives and alumni are also organised from the RSM office in Chengdu, China.

RSM is a faculty of Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR). EUR is an internationally oriented university with a strong social orientation in its education and research. Our scientists and students work in close collaboration with internal and external parties to solve global, social challenges, inspired by the always dynamic and cosmopolitan Rotterdam. Our mission is therefore "Creating positive societal impact". Our academic education is intensive, active and application-oriented. Our research increasingly takes place in multidisciplinary teams, which are strongly intertwined with international networks. With our research impact and thanks to the high quality of education, EUR can compete with the top European universities. The Erasmian values function as our internal compass and make Erasmus University recognizable to the outside world: engaged with society, world citizen, connecting, entrepreneurial and open-minded.

Additional information

If you are interested in this position please send your letter of application and your CV via the application button on this page before Monday 1 July 2021. For questions, you can contact us via, or by calling +31 6 20 61 95 52. For more information, you can also visit


  • Assistant professor
  • Economics; Behaviour and society
  • max. 32 hours per week
  • €2501—€3947 per month
  • University graduate
  • P744884-1


Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR)

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Make sure to apply no later than 30 Jun 2021 23:59 (Europe/Amsterdam).