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The department of Developmental Psychology has a (postdoctoral) research position available.
We are looking for a candidate who will strengthen ongoing research in the field of successful aging from a lifespan perspective. Societies are aging worldwide with biological age being the strongest risk factor for multiple chronic diseases and mental decline. However, individual differ a lot in their aging processes. Each and every individual has the ability to adapt to age-related losses and challenges and to make optimal use of their latent psychological, mental, physical and social potentials. Life of older adults is often less socially structured in terms of social embeddedness, social integration and social status than in earlier periods of life. We want to strengthen our research on the impact of social roles for individual differences in aging successfully (e.g., psychological, mental, physical, social health and well-being) especially in very old adults. To investigate both short- and long-term changes, we will apply a multi-method research approach, working with existing population-based longitudinal data sets and collecting new data including self-reports, behavioural assessments and ESM.
The candidate will work together with Prof. Dr. Yvonne Brehmer and other members of the department at the Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Sciences by collaborating within and across different departments.
Teaching (e.g., lecturing at the BA and MA level, supervision of BA and MA theses) is not required but optional for the development of the applicant’s teaching portfolio. Research tasks are coordinated with the head of the department and Prof. Dr. Yvonne Brehmer.
Applicants need to hold a doctorate in Psychology or related disciplines and should have solid methodological and statistical skills, experience in setting up and managing data collections, outstanding interpersonal skills to work independently as well as in a team including external stakeholders. A record of publishing in per-reviewed international journals is highly beneficial. In addition, high proficiency of the English language is essential, high proficiency of the Dutch language is preferred. Working language at the Department and the University is English and applicants are not expected to speak Dutch language, however initiatives to learn Dutch are supported by the department.
The starting gross salary for a full-time appointment is (minimally) € 3.974, up to (maximally) € 5.439 gross per month. This is a temporary position for a period of 3 years with a full-time appointment.
Tilburg University is rated among the top of Dutch employers and has excellent terms of employment, such as a holiday allowance of 8% and an end-of-year bonus of 8.3% (annually), an options model and reimbursement of moving expenses. Candidates from outside the Netherlands may qualify for a temporary tax-free allowance equal to 30% of their taxable salary. The university will apply for such an allowance on their behalf. The collective labor agreement of the Dutch Universities applies.
Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Sciences (TSB) is a modern, specialized university. The teaching and research of the Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Sciences are organized around the themes of Adaptive societies, organizations, and workers, Healthy life span, Personalized prevention and care. The School's inspiring working environment challenges its workers to realize their ambitions; involvement and cooperation are essential to achieve this.
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