Researcher in EU Law with a Focus on Climate Change / Sustainability

Researcher in EU Law with a Focus on Climate Change / Sustainability

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28 Apr 22 May Den Haag

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Job description

Do you enjoy:

  • developing and executing high-level research projects independently;
  • developing and executing advanced educational programmes; 
  • publishing in top international journals;
  • participating in international seminars and conferences;
  • coordinating development and execution of research projects in collaboration with other Asser Institute researchers;
  • actively contributing to the Asser Institute’s research community;
  • actively contributing to Asser Institute knowledge dissemination activities;
  • contributing to ‘third stream money’ funded research project and their acquisition.

What are you going to do

Available from 1st September you will strengthen the research capacity in our research strand on ‘Transnational public interests: constituting public interest beyond and below the state within our Research Agenda ‘Rethinking public interests in international and European law.


University of Amsterdam (UvA)


What do we require

The successful candidate is expected to have the following profile:

  • a completed PhD in European law or a closely related field/discipline awarded by the deadline for applications;
  • a specific interest in questions related to environmental protection, climate change, and/or sustainable development;
  • a specific interest in the role of private actors in pursuing public interests transnationally;
  • a demonstrated track record of academic publications;
  • enthusiasm about contributing to a stimulating and motivating research community;
  • strong and relevant international network;
  • fluency in English; an excellent command of English, both verbal and written. Knowledge of Dutch is an advantage, a willingness to acquire such knowledge is expected;
  • demonstrable organisational and communicative skills;
  • willing to compete to attract external funding for research projects;
  • be able to network efficiently and use social media effectively;
  • be able to work under pressure and meet deadlines.

Conditions of employment

Our offer

You will be appointed at the University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam Law School, and seconded to the T.M.C. Asser Instituut in The Hague.

We offer an employment contract for one year. Extension of the appointment is subject to satisfactory performance after the first year. The employment contract is for 38 hours a week.

Your salary, depending on your relevant experience, education and knowledge on commencement of the employment contract, ranges between €2,846 to €5,230 gross per month (scale 10/11 according to the Collective Labor agreement of the Dutch Universities) on the basis of a full working week of 38 hours. This sum does not include the 8% holiday allowance and the 8.3% year-end allowance. The Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities (CAO NU) is applicable.


T.M.C. Asser Instituut

The T.M.C. Asser Instituut is an internationally renowned research institute in the fields of international law and European law based in The Hague. The institute is affiliated with the University of Amsterdam.

Our values

The Asser community is a public-spirited community that is committed to excellence, integrity, inclusivity, and public values.

Our Vision

We envision a world in which local, national and transnational public interests are protected and promoted by international and European public and private law. This is supported by critical reflection conducive to perspectives for action to confront our global challenges.

Our Mission

The T.M.C. Asser Instituut aims to contribute to the development of international and European public and private law by independently conducting fundamental, policy-oriented and applied legal research, as well as by initiating and facilitating academic and expert meetings, (professional) education, and public events that aim to disseminate knowledge of international and European law.


  • Policy and staff; Education; Research, development, innovation
  • Law
  • max. 38 hours per week
  • €2846—€5230 per month
  • Doctorate
  • 22-8872


University of Amsterdam (UvA)

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