This project will provide new insights into the health and healthcare access disadvantages of male and female migrants of Polish origin in the Netherlands. Polish migrants constitute a rapidly growing part of Dutch society, and they typically have poorer mental and physical health than Dutch natives without a migration background. Health differences by migrant status moreover tend to be larger for women than for men. Drawing on combinations of survey and administrative data, this project will use innovative quantitative research methods to explore the underlying mechanisms. Specifically, the project will provide insights (i) into how living and working conditions, work-family conflict and family strain contribute to health inequalities between Polish migrants in the Netherlands and Dutch natives, and (ii) into the health implications of intersections between gender and migrant status.
Excellent graduates in sociology or health sciences preferably with a research master’s degree are invited to apply for this position. A good statistical background and experience with quantitative research is essential. Applicants must have excellent speaking and writing skills in English and Dutch. Computer skills should include Stata, SPSS, SAS, R or similar statistical software.
Fixed-term contract: 4 years.
We offer a full-time position as PhD student at Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR). The PhD candidate will be based at the Erasmus School of Health Policy & Management (ESHPM). We offer a 1.5-year position with the possibility of extension by 2.5 years based on performance. The starting date will be determined together with the candidate.
Remuneration will be according to the PhD scales set by the Collective Labor Agreement for Dutch Universities (CAO-NU) and will range from € 2.541 per month in the first year to € 3.247 per month in the fourth year (gross amounts, in case of fulltime employment). Fulltime is considered to be 38 hours per week.
In addition, EUR pays an 8% holiday allowance and an end-of-year payment of 8.3% and offers excellent secondary benefits, and a very generous leave scheme. Furthermore, EUR is affiliated with ABP for the pension provision, and we offer partially paid parental leave, fully paid extended birth leave for partners, a personal education budget, work-life balance coaches and more. Employees can also use EUR facilities, such as the Erasmus sports center and the University library.
Erasmus University Rotterdam aspires to be an equitable and inclusive community. We nurture an open culture, where everyone is supported to fulfill their full potential. We see inclusivity of talent as the basis of our successes, and the diversity of perspectives and people as a highly valued outcome. EUR provides equal opportunities to all employees and applicants regardless of gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, age, neurodiversity, functional impairment, citizenship, or any other aspect which makes them unique. We look forward to welcoming you to our community.
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Erasmus School of Health Policy & Management (ESHPM) is part of Erasmus University Rotterdam and is responsible for a bachelor and four master programs on policy and management in healthcare, which serve 1300 students. In addition, research is being done on three major research themes: ‘competition and regulation in healthcare’, ‘quality and efficiency in healthcare’ and ‘healthcare management’. ESHPM has about 175 employees. The position offered is within the department of Socio-Medical Sciences. The department of Socio-Medical Sciences within ESHPM addresses socio-medical themes such as patients’ experiences, quality of care, and the accessibility and use of (health) care services. Other topics addressed include the consequences of care provision and care reform for health and well-being of vulnerable groups (including vulnerable elderly, older migrants, youth with chronic conditions, people with an intellectual disability, the chronically ill, and low socioeconomic status groups).
For additional information you can contact Anna Petra Nieboer (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Thijs van den Broek (email@example.com).
Qualified candidates are required to include a letter of application, curriculum vitae together with the names and contact details of two references. Please mention ‘PhD vacancy Understanding Health Access Disadvantages of Polish Migrants in the Netherlands’.
The deadline for application is December 12, 2022.
Prof. dr. Anna Petra Nieboer, Dr. Thijs van den Broek.
Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR)
Burgemeester Oudlaan 50, 3062 PA, Rotterdam
Make sure to apply no later than 11 Dec 2022 23:59 (Europe/Amsterdam).
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