Junior researcher in Campus Fryslan Shared and sustainable mobility innovations
The Faculty of Campus Fryslan (CF) offers 1 position of junior researcher for 5 months (1fte) within the research group of Sustainable Entrepreneurship, starting in February 2022. The position is funded by the NWO-project "Shared connectivity in Mobility and Logistics Enable Sustainability (SMiLES)". The junior researcher will work at the faculty and also engage with the partners in practice on the following topic.
Future envisioning of shared/sustainable mobility innovations
Lowering mobility and logistics-related CO2-emissions is high on the agenda of Dutch cities. This requires a large-scale transition where conventional motor-vehicle transport is replaced with shared and sustainable alternatives. Several innovative solutions are being anticipated such as replacing fossil-fuel vehicles with electric or hydrogen vehicles or using automated public transport running on clean energy. Yet, these innovations and solutions remain to be rather hypothetical for the public, which might remain as a barrier to their acceptability and adoption. In the current project, we aim at studying whether the method of “future envisioning” of innovations would give people a sense of agency, thereby increasing their willingness to adopt these. We aim at using multimedia technologies (e.g. videos or virtual reality environment) to design a study showcasing the innovations. We will explore perceptions, attitudes and adoption intentions via questionnaires.
Successful candidates will have completed a Master’s degree (or equivalent) in psychology, sociology, entrepreneurship, business or a relevant field. They have good command of English and preferably also know Dutch (oral and written), are enthusiastic and have the ability to work in an interdisciplinary team with both scientific partners and practitioners. They are highly motivated to work with psychological theories and approaches, are familiar with psychological data collection methods and analyses, possess excellent communication skills and an affinity for writing reports and delivering presentations.
Since its foundation in 1614, the University of Groningen has enjoyed an international reputation as a dynamic and innovative university of higher education offering high-quality teaching and research. Balanced study and career paths in a wide variety of disciplines encourage the 30,000 students and researchers to develop their own individual talents. Belonging to the best research universities in Europe and joining forces with prestigious partner universities and networks, the University of Groningen is an international place of knowledge.
Campus Fryslân (https://www.rug.nl/cf/) the newest faculty of the University of Groningen, located in Leeuwarden. The faculty is dedicated to interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary education and research. We conduct cutting-edge research where local themes are connected to global issues, with a focus on five research flagships: 1) Governance 2) Sustainable Economy, 3) Language, Culture & Technology, 4) Food & Health and 5) Data Science and Knowledge Structure. You will work at a state-of-the-art facility at one of the oldest and most prestigious European universities, in the European Capital of Culture 2018. The Campus’ motivated team values teamwork and provides a stimulating working environment in which mutual support is combined with room for individual initiative. You will become a member of our high-standing academic and international community. We challenge our staff and students to approach issues from multiple disciplines and encourage them to take a different view. We are curious about yours!
Conditions of employment
We offer you in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities
a salary depending on qualifications and work experience and is up to a maximum of € 3,408 gross per month (salary scale 9.3) for a full-time position
excluding 8% holiday allowance and 8,3% end-of-year bonus and participation in a pension scheme for employees
a temporary contract for 5 months
The starting date is 1 February 2022 (non-negotiable).
You can submit your application until 16 December 11:59pm / before 17 December 2021 by means of the application form (click on "Apply" below on the advertisement on the university website).
1. a cover letter introducing yourself, describing your motivation and qualifications to conduct scientific research and your choice for the particular project
2. a full CV
3. a certified copy or scan of your MSc diploma (or equivalent; provide a certified University letter stating when your graduation will be if between the application deadline and start of the project) and academic records
4. names and contact details of two academic references.
Only complete applications submitted by the deadline will be taken into consideration. Online interviews will take place on 23 December 2021.
The starting date for this position is 1 February 2022.
The University of Groningen/Campus Fryslân is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive our full consideration.
For information you can contact:
dr. Berfu Unal, a.b.unal rug.nl
Please do not use the e-mail address(es) above for applications.