Short-term postdoctoral research position on understanding and mitigating socio-economic and cultural differences in COVID vaccination willingness (0.8 FTE)

Short-term postdoctoral research position on understanding and mitigating socio-economic and cultural differences in COVID vaccination willingness (0.8 FTE)

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18 Nov 2 Dec Utrecht

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We are looking for a postdoctoral Researcher for a period of nine months.

Job description

We are offering an exciting short-term postdoctoral position to participate in a RIVM and GGD-GHOR-funded research project investigating COVID vaccination. The project is concerned with the reasons why various social groups in society lag behind in terms of COVID vaccination uptake, and which interventions can be successfully implemented to promote COVID vaccination.

As the postdoctoral researcher on the team you will coordinate the vaccination uptake research component of the project. Your activities will include the communication and consultation with project partners and stakeholders, undertaking literature research and intervention mapping, preparing and conducting (mainly qualitative) research, and the supervision of the Master’s students, working on the project as interns.

The postdoctoral researcher will also provide assistance on other research projects, conducted in the research group Interdisciplinary Social Science: Public Health, with a focus on sustainability behaviour.


Utrecht University


We are looking for a candidate:

  • who has completed a PhD in a behavioural or social science, with expertise in health behaviour and an affinity for qualitative research;
  • who is familiar with the theory and practice of intervention mapping;
  • who has experience conducting interdisciplinary research and working in a transdisciplinary team;
  • with strong project management skills.

Conditions of employment

We offer a temporary position (0.8 FTE) for a period of nine months. The gross salary - depending on previous qualifications and experience  - ranges between €2,836 and €4,474 (scale 10 according to the Collective Labour Agreement Dutch Universities) per month for a full-time employment. Salaries are supplemented with a holiday bonus of 8% and a year-end bonus of 8.3% per year. In addition, Utrecht University offers excellent secondary conditions, including an attractive retirement scheme, (partly paid) parental leave and flexible employment conditions (multiple choice model). More information about working at Utrecht University can be found here.


A better future for everyone. This ambition motivates our scientists in executing their leading research and inspiring teaching. At Utrecht University, the various disciplines collaborate intensively towards major societal themes. Our focus is on Dynamics of Youth, Institutions for Open Societies, Life Sciences and Sustainability.

The Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences is one of the leading faculties in Europe providing research and academic teaching in cultural anthropology, educational sciences, interdisciplinary social science, pedagogical sciences, psychology, and sociology. Almost 6,000 students are enrolled in a broad range of undergraduate and graduate programmes. We have approximately 900 faculty and staff members, who all work closely together to educate and train young talent and to research and find solutions to scientific and societal issues. Our focus is on Dynamics of Youth and Institutions for Open Societies.


  • Research, development, innovation
  • Behaviour and society
  • 30—32 hours per week
  • €2836—€4474 per month
  • Doctorate
  • 1177741



Domplein 29, 3512 JE, Utrecht

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