ITEM is seeking a: Post-Doctoral Researcher (1 fte)

ITEM is seeking a: Post-Doctoral Researcher (1 fte)

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14 Dec 5 Jan Maastricht

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Job description

ITEM is looking for an experienced, full-time senior researcher who will promote cooperation with other UM faculties and other scientific partners, monitor, prepare and coordinate applications for research grants and carry out research projects. The senior researcher supports ITEM's mission by translating and applying scientific knowledge to social issues and vice versa. The researcher focuses on the border effects of national and/or European legislation and policy. The researcher carries out work for various projects, ranging from Interreg projects to ITEM's annual Border Effects Report, and presents the results.


Maastricht University (UM)


Who are we looking for?

ITEM is interested in meeting candidates who meet the following profile:

  • a post-doctoral researcher, with thorough knowledge of European and International law, research experience in the Belgian, Dutch and/or German legal system;
  • extensive experience in monitoring and selecting research grants as well as in coordinating and preparing project proposals;
  • extensive experience in coordinating and supervising research consortia;
  • coordinating and ensuring the realisation of coherent research projects, taking into account faculty research programmes and the ITEM annual plan;
  • independently conducting research benefiting science, society, government and business;
  • making a contribution to the acquisition of 2nd and 3rd flow funding for both own and third party research;
  • participating in working groups, committees or project teams
  • contributing to administrative and coordinating tasks;
  • contributing to an open, safe and inclusive working environment;
  • have the following competences: conceptual ability, context and field oriented, presentation and result oriented;
  • an excellent command, both verbal and written, of the Dutch and English languages. In addition, good knowledge of the German and/or French language is an advantage;
  • The possibility to start working full-time for ITEM as soon as possible.

Conditions of employment

What do we offer you?

Maastricht University's terms of employment are largely laid down in the CAO Nederlandse Universiteiten. The position (1.0 fte) can include 38 or 40 hours per week and the salary is set at a minimum of 3.807 and a maximum of 5.211 EURO gross per month.

The terms of employment of Maastricht University are set out in the Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities (CAO). Furthermore, local UM provisions also apply. For more information look at the website > About UM > Working at UM.


Maastricht University

Maastricht University is renowned for its unique, innovative, problem-based learning system, which is characterized by a small-scale and student-oriented approach. Research at UM is characterized by a multidisciplinary and thematic approach, and is concentrated in research institutes and schools. Maastricht University has around 20,000 students and 4,700 employees. Reflecting the university's strong international profile, a fair amount of both students and staff are from abroad. The university hosts 6 faculties: Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences, Faculty of Law, School of Business and Economics, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience.


The Institute for Transnational and Euregional cross border cooperation and Mobility.

The Institute for Transnational and Euregional cross border cooperation and Mobility (ITEM, is a expertise centre that contributes from a scientific perspective to the development of a well-functioning transnational society with a focus on cross-border economy and labour. ITEM is an initiative of Maastricht University (UM/LAW). Partners are Province of Limburg, Municipality of Maastricht, Zuyd University of Applied Sciences, NEIMED and the Euregio Meuse-Rhine.


  • Postdoc
  • Law
  • max. 38 hours per week
  • €3807—€5211 per month
  • AT2021.438 E


Maastricht University (UM)

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