Research Officer for an International Research Project

Research Officer for an International Research Project

Published Deadline Location
16 May 1 Jun Amsterdam

Job description

Join the READJUST project at the University of Amsterdam
Are you eager to drive meaningful change in how Europe approaches green and digital transformations? Our EU-funded READJUST project tackles the unintended impacts of pivotal initiatives like the European Green Deal and the Digital Europe Programme. By addressing potential inequalities in the mobility and food industries, our project shapes fair policy solutions that balance advancement with equity.

About the project
The READJUST project envisions a future where Europe’s transition to a greener, more digital economy is inclusive and equitable. Funded by Horizon Europe, we are committed to correcting unintended disparities caused by major policies. You as a Research Officer will focus on conducting collaborative research to bridge the gap between research findings and policymaking, ensuring alignment with both green and digital transition goals. You’ll work closely with a diverse team, contributing to research that informs smarter, more considerate policymaking. Find more information on the project here:

What are you going to do
As a Research Officer, you’ll delve into the socioeconomic impacts of EU policies in terms of inequalities, collaborate with an international team, and help synthesize data to guide policy adjustments.

Task and responsibilities
  • Conduct detailed research on topics like green finance and digital literacy;
  • engage with various stakeholders through interviews and discussions;
  • draft reports that translate findings into actionable insights;
  • assist with managing and coordinating project tasks across a dynamic consortium.

You will be working as Research Officer for an average of 16 hours per week.

You’ll join a vibrant, supportive team that includes two Assistant Professors from the University of Amsterdam as your direct team and will collaborate with the international partners of the READJUST. We foster a collaborative atmosphere conducive to both professional growth and impactful research. Participate in academic seminars and social events at the Amsterdam Business School, enhancing your experience within the Amsterdam Digital Transformation Lab.

Your profile
A proactive team member who thrives in dynamic settings and can turn complex research into strategic actions. You should have a strong analytical background and the ability to work effectively in multidisciplinary settings. A background in business and economics, social sciences, or environmental studies at a MSc level (or its equivalent educational levels) is beneficial. Fluency in Dutch or Spanish is preferred, and proficiency in additional European languages is advantageous.

Key skills
  • Effective oral and written communication abilities in English;
  • robust problem-solving skills;
  • adaptability to swiftly changing scenarios;
  • efficient in utilizing research tools;
  • collaborative spirit and coordination skills.

Ready to make a substantial impact on Europe’s policy landscape? Apply now and help us forge paths toward a more equitable future!

Our offer
We offer part-time for 16 hours a week employment for the period of one year preferably starting from 1 July 2024.

The UFO profile Research Officer applies to this position. This position is classified in scale 7. This means a gross monthly salary between € 2693 and € 3,636 for full-time employment (38 hours per week), excluding holiday allowance (8%) and year-end bonus (8.3%). The salary scale depends on competences and work experience.

The Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities is applicable.

What else do we offer you?
The UvA has an extensive package of fringe benefits, including:
  • 29 days' holiday with full employment & extra holidays between Christmas and the New Year;
  • reimbursement of commuting expenses;
  • pension accrual with ABP.

About us
The University of Amsterdam is the largest university in the Netherlands, offering the broadest range of degree programmes. An intellectual hub with 42,000 students, 6,000 staff members and 3,000 PhD candidates, all connected by a shared culture of intellectual curiosity.

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Job application

Studies show that women and members of underrepresented groups only apply for jobs if they meet 100% of the qualifications. Do you meet the educational requirements but do not yet have all the required experience? Then the UvA encourages you to apply anyway.

Applicants must already hold a valid work permit in the Netherlands for the duration of the project.

Do you recognize yourself in the job profile? Then we look forward to receiving your application by 1 June 2024. You may apply online by using the link below.

Applications in one pdf should include:
  • a curriculum vitae;
  • a letter of motivation.

The interviews will take place early June.

The UvA is an equal-opportunity employer. We prioritise diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for everyone. We value a spirit of enquiry and perseverance, provide the space to keep asking questions, and promote a culture of curiosity and creativity.

If you encounter Error GBB451, reach out to our HR Department directly. They will gladly help you continue your application.

No agencies please.


University of Amsterdam (UvA)


  • Research, development, innovation
  • Economics
  • max. 16 hours per week
  • €2693—€3636 per month
  • University graduate
  • 13007


University of Amsterdam (UvA)

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Make sure to apply no later than 1 Jun 2024 23:59 (Europe/Amsterdam).