Tuesday, August 4, 2009

4 junior researchers / PhD’s — Science System Assessment

/The Rathenau Instituut focuses on the influence of science and
technology on our daily lives and maps its dynamics; through independent
research and debate. /

For our research theme on the dynamics of large scale multi-actor
research programmes, the Science System Assessment department is looking

*/4 junior researchers / PhD’s/*

*Description of the position:*

Over the last two decades, we see new ways of funding and programming of
research and knowledge production. Large scale research programmes are
set up, characterized by collaboration between academia, industry and
societal actors. These programmes aim to develop knowledge which
contributes to economic development or societal problem solving. In
close cooperation with a team of senior and junior researchers, you will
conduct research into the dynamics and effects of such large-scale
multi-actor research programmes. There will be a focus on programs in
the field of both climate adaptation and water research. The research is
carried out in cooperation with KWR Watercycle Research Institute, Delft
University of Technology and the Free University of Amsterdam. We expect
you to prepare a PhD thesis, based on this research.


You have a master’s degree in a relevant field, strong skills in
qualitative or quantitative research methods and an interest in science
and technology policy. Knowledge on climate change, climate adaptation
and water related research is considered an advantage.**

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*Appointment: *The positions involve temporary appointments: initially
for 1 year, with the intention of extending the appointment with another
3 years.* *The maximum gross monthly salary coming with a full-time
appointment will amount to € 3,755, scale 10, Collective Agreement for
Dutch Universities, excluding 8% holiday pay and a 8,3 % year-end bonus.

*Info**rmation:* For more information about these positions and about
the Rathenau Instituut, see www.rathenau.nl

or contact the project leader Dr.ir. Femke Merkx, at +31 70 3421542 or
by e-mail at f.merkx@rathenau.nl

*Application: *If you wish to apply, please send your CV, the names of
two references, and a cover letter by mail or e-mail to: Head Science
System Assessment Unit, Attn: Personnel Department, P.O. Box 95366, 2509
CJ The Hague, The Netherlands. E-mail address: sollicitaties@rathenau.nl

We consider new applicants on a rolling base until all positions are
filled. Selection will start at the 31^st of August. A first round of
interviews will take place on September 17^th .

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