Junior researcher to investigate reproducibility across domains (TIER2 project)

Junior researcher to investigate reproducibility across domains (TIER2 project)

Published Deadline Location
8 Mar today Amsterdam

Job description

The junior researcher position is part of the research project "TIER2" (funded by the EU funding program Horizon Europe). The aim of the project is to investigate reproducibility across different disciplinary contexts and create and test tools to enhance Trust, Integrity and Efficiency in Research through next-level Reproducibility. For more information on the project, see the official website (TIER2 Project) and the full proposal can be found here: Rio journal.

About your role
The researcher will be involved in several empirical steps in the project. The researcher will collaborate closely with international partners from Austria, Denmark, Germany (among others) in the project and will play an important role in the empirical work (the conduct in futures studies, creation of tools with co-creation activities and pilot testing of existing tools in different disciplinary domains) and there will also be room to develop your own ideas and plans related to reproducibility.

The researcher will be part of the department of Ethics, Law and Humanities of the Amsterdam University Medical Centers, location VUmc, will be part of the Research Integrity group of that department and will collaborate with the department of Philosophy at the Vrije Universiteit. Depending on the preferences of the researcher, the candidate will also be involved in teaching activities related to research integrity at AUMC. We aim to create opportunities and if it will be feasible, we will explore if the research activities could result in a PhD trajectory.

  • The researcher will work under supervision of the members of the research group and will join all activities organized by the Research Integrity group at the department of ERH in relevant networks (like eg monthly research integrity lunches at NRIN);
  • The researcher will co-design, preregister, perform and report studies relevant in the project, will participate in the organisation of the cocreation workshops and will organise part of the pilot testing and dissemination of the results of the project;
  • The candidate will be able to participate in educational training programs to improve their own research qualities and methods.


Amsterdam UMC


  • We are looking for a highly motivated and talented junior researcher who is both passionate about academic research, and aspires to improve the quality of academic research;
  • The candidate should have a finished Master degree in psychology, social sciences, philosophy, biomedical sciences, health related sciences or a related discipline with a specific interest in research and research integrity;
  • Preferably you already have participated in research and have some experience in performing literature research, organizing and performing empirical (qualitative) research, the use of statistical methods in data analysis or experience in writing a research publication;
  • You are a team player, are capable of working independently, you are creative, ambitious and like to initiate new ideas or proposals. You are willing to improve yourself and your skills, you are capable of reflecting on yourself and others, and are reliable, eager to learn and conscientious. You have a flexible work spirit and have excellent planning and organizational skills.

Conditions of employment

  • The appointment will be initially for 1 year. After satisfactory evaluation of the initial appointment, it can be extended for a total duration of the project to complete the work (or progress it to a PhD-dissertation).
  • Salary scale 10: €3.230 to €5.088 gross for full-time employment (depending on education and experience).
  • Additional benefits include an 8.3% end-of-year bonus and 8% holiday pay.
  • The opportunity to follow further training and development.
  • Pension is accrued at the ABP. VUmc contributes a large part of the premium (70%).
  • In addition to excellent accessibility by public transport, we reimburse 75% of your OV travel costs (commuting costs).
    Scientific advice from internationally recognised experts.
    Access to a broad network of innovative enterprises and organisations.
For more information about our employment conditions, please visit our website.


Amsterdam UMC

Amsterdam UMC is one of the largest hospitals in the Netherlands and one of the prominent research institutes. The department of Ethics, Law and Humanities participates in numerous international research projects and studies.

Amsterdam UMC has an open culture. This means that we hope that everyone feels welcome in our organization and that we strive to offer equal opportunities to everyone. We therefore cordially invite all interested parties to respond to this vacancy. Check out our approach to diversity and inclusion.

Additional information

The start of the position is planned for May 2023.

The first round of interviews is scheduled for the end of March. We ask you to take this ino account in advance. In principle, the second round of interviews will follow early April.

If you have any questions about this position, please feel free to contact Joeri Tijdink, via jk.tijdink@amsterdamumc.nl

For more information about the application procedure, you can contact Chey Edwards, corporate recruiter, via c.i.edwards@amsterdamumc.nl or via: 06-21487245.

A reference check, screening and hiring test may be part of the procedure. Read here whether that applies to you. If you join us, we ask you for a VOG (Certificate of Good Conduct).

Internal candidates will be given priority over external candidates in case of equal suitability.

Acquisition in response to this vacancy is not appreciated.


  • Research, development, innovation
  • Health
  • max. 29 hours per week
  • €3230—€5088 per month
  • University graduate
  • 8190



De Boelelaan 1117, 1081HV, Amsterdam

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Make sure to apply no later than 22 Mar 2023 23:59 (Europe/Amsterdam).