Apply now »PhD Student: The (Neuro)Science of Educational Resilience
Faculty/Services: Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences
Educational level: Master
Function type: Academic Staff
Closing date: 15 June 2023
Vacancy number: 11617
How do adolescents from diverse socio-economic backgrounds handle setbacks in their educational career? How do they respond to difficult assignments, to low grades, or to having the feeling that they do not meet expectations? Are you interested in investigating the role of resilience in answering these questions? Join the Growing Up Together in Society (GUTS) consortium as a PhD student and learn to do cutting edge research on adolescent behavioural and brain development in a dynamic and interdisciplinary team.
Your PhD project is part of the GUTS consortium, a collaboration among seven Dutch universities to find answers to the question of how young people grow up successfully. This PhD project is part of the Amsterdam team, which has the unique aim to include a cohort 600 young participants (ages 10-22-years) from diverse socio-economic backgrounds in one study using (f)MRI, genetic markers, self-report measures, smart phone app measures and behavioural testing.
As a PhD student you will work as part of a team of other PhD students and postdocs. You will receive training in various methods and go in-depth on your own research topic. In addition, the GUTS project offers opportunities to develop yourself in terms of interdisciplinary research, societal impact, outreach, and open science.
The GUTS proposal can be downloaded here , the current project is part of work package 1.
About your role
What do you have to offer
In addition you satisfy some (nobody is perfect) of the requirements listed below:
About the department and supervisors
This PhD project is located at the department of Developmental Psychology , University of Amsterdam. It is supervised by Hilde Huizenga, Brenda Jansen, Ilya Veer, all at the University of Amsterdam, and Anna van Duijvenvoorde (Leiden University). The supervisors create an open atmosphere in which everybody feels free to ask questions and make suggestions.
How does your contract look like
The position concerns temporary employment of 38 hours per week for a maximum term of four years The initial employment is for one year. Following a positive assessment and barring altered circumstances, this term will be extended to four years in total, which should result in the conferral of the doctorate. We will put together a curriculum which will also include the opportunity to attend training courses and both national and international events.
Your salary will be €2541 gross per month in the first year and will increase to €3247 in the final year, based on full-time employment and in keeping with the Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities. We additionally offer an extensive package of secondary benefits, including 8% holiday allowance and a year-end bonus of 8.3%. We additionally offer an extensive package of secondary benefits, including 8% holiday allowance and a year-end bonus of 8.3%.
About the University of Amsterdam
The University of Amsterdam is the largest university in the Netherlands, with the broadest spectrum of degree programmes. It is an intellectual hub with 39,000 students, 6,000 employees and 3,000 doctoral students who are all committed to a culture of inquiring minds.
About the faculty
A challenging work environment with a variety of duties and ample scope for individual initiative and development within an inspiring organization. The social and behavioral sciences play a leading role in addressing the major societal challenges faced by the world, the Netherlands and Amsterdam, now and in the future.
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Do you recognize yourself in the job profile? Then we look forward to receiving your application by 15 June 2023. You may apply online by using the link below.
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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.
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