Postdoctoral Researcher Innovation Policy (1.0 FTE)

Postdoctoral Researcher Innovation Policy (1.0 FTE)

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22 Oct 20 Nov Groningen

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Responsibilities for this position include conducting and publishing academic research. Apart from academic research, the postdoc researcher is expected to actively interact with SNN, the key partner of the research project. SNN is a collaboration between the three Northern provi

Job description

Responsibilities for this position include conducting and publishing academic research. Apart from academic research, the postdoc researcher is expected to actively interact with SNN, the key partner of the research project. SNN is a collaboration between the three Northern provinces in the Netherlands, which aims to strengthen the economic position of the Northern region via stimulating and subsidizing collaboration and innovation activities.

Professor D.L.M. (Dries) Faems initiated – with the support of the Faculty’s Research Institute SOM (see: and SNN – an annual Innovation monitor ( to track SME’s innovation performance and activities in the Northern Netherlands. The postdoc researcher is expected to collaborate with Prof Faems (WHU Otto Beisheim School of Management and University of Groningen) and Dr Broekhuizen (University of Groningen) to further develop the innovation survey, conduct statistical analyses, and report to SNN and its stakeholders.

The position is situated in the department of Innovation Management & Strategy which comprises six Full Professors, eight Associate Professors, and 20 Assistant Professors in addition to PhD students. We have a diverse department with more than 40% international staff and 37% female staff members. The department contributes to programmes at the (honours) bachelor, master, research master levels and to the PhD programme of the research school SOM.

The department is responsible for four Master of Science tracks: Change Management, Small Business & Entrepreneurship, Strategic Innovation Management, and Health. The department covers a variety of interests and backgrounds, and embraces a number of different research approaches with a keen focus on academic quality in research and teaching. We focus on applied as well as fundamental research questions. Areas of research at the department include innovation, strategy, information systems, organization theory & entrepreneurship (see:


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Our new colleague would (soon be able to) meet the following requirements:
• a PhD
• a demonstrated potential for conducting high quality research
• proven interest and ability to engage with SME businesses, granting bodies, and policy makers
• excellent knowledge of the Dutch language (the Innovation monitor is conducted in Dutch and communication to SNN and other stakeholders is in Dutch);
• a great team player with good communication skills.

Conditions of employment

The University of Groningen offers a salary depending on qualifications and work experience starting from a minimum of € 3,545 (to a maximum of € 4,852 gross per month (salary scale 11) for a full-time position, excluding 8% holiday allowance and 8.3% end-of-year bonus and participation in a pension scheme for employees.

The starting date for the Postdoc position is 1 January 2019. We can offer a temporary contract for a period of 1.5 years (until 30 June 2020).

A fiscal facility pertaining to extraterritorial costs, the 30% facility, may be applicable if the rules of Dutch tax law permit this. The conditions of employment comply with the Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities ( )

The University of Groningen provides a career advisory service for partners of new staff who move to Groningen. The University of Groningen is an equal opportunities employer. Because women are still underrepresented in a number of fields, they are particularly encouraged to apply.

You may apply for this position until November 20 23:59h / before 21 November 2018 by means of the application form (click on "Apply" below on the advertisement on the university website).
You are requested to submit:
1. a cover letter containing your motivation for the position
2. an up-to-date curriculum vitae
3. two letters of reference
4. two examples of publications.

Promising candidates will be invited for a campus visit shortly after the deadline.

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Faculty of Economics and Business

The department of Innovation Management & Strategy, (see: at the Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Groningen, is looking for a new colleague to fulfill a post-doc researcher position. We are seeking highly motivated candidates who demonstrate excellent research skills and have a keen interest in regional innovation policies. Candidates should have completed their PhD or being close to completion. Their research agenda should be strongly related to the following fields:
• Innovation policy
• Survey research
• Innovation management
• Small and medium sized enterprises.

The department is part of the Faculty of Economics and Business (FEB), which is ranked among the top performers in Europe in terms of research. FEB belongs to the 1% of business schools worldwide with both EQUIS and AACSB accreditations. FEB members have published in journals such as the Administrative Science Quarterly, Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Management, Management Science, Organization Science, MIS Quarterly, and Strategic Management Journal. Our faculty is actively involved in many scholarly associations (AOM, EGOS, EURAM, SMS) and also serve in editor and editorial board roles at leading journals.

Based in Northern Netherlands, the University of Groningen is one of the oldest and largest in the country and is ranked within the global top 100. It is a truly global institution with close collaborations with renowned international universities, including Uppsala, Göttingen, Ghent, Tsinghua University, Osaka University, UCLA, and the University of Pennsylvania. The American journal The Scientist ranked the University of Groningen among the top 25 institutions in the global ranking of Best Places to Work in Academia 2012.


  • Postdoc positions
  • Economics
  • max. 38 hours per week, temporary
  • max. €4852 per month
  • Doctorate
  • 218473


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