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  • Job Type
    Internship / Part Time
  • Category
    Research & Science
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  • Experience Required
  • Degree Required
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    • Date Posted
      December 12,2021
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    Postdoctoral Researcher in Human-Nature Connections (0.8 FTE)

    Postdoctoral Researcher in Human-Nature Connections

    • Employment: 0.8 FTE
    • Gross monthly salary: € 3,807 - € 5,211
    • Faculty of Social Sciences
    • Required background: PhD
    • Application deadline: 19 January 2022

    The Department of Anthropology and Development Studies at Radboud University is seeking a Postdoctoral Researcher to strengthen the research of the 'Resilient Indonesian Slums Envisioned' programme. More specifically, together with the team you will contribute to the development of a social-ecological interaction approach to strengthen and broaden our understanding of urban communities' resilience to ecological change and improve people's wellbeing in the slum areas of Bima, Manado and Pontianak. To construe such an approach you will conduct a literature study of scientific research and relevant reports and compile data from the other work packages on wellbeing, water-sensitivity and inclusive policy, looking for important characteristics and interrelations. In addition you will conduct qualitative empirical research on human-nature interactions in Indonesia to verify the findings and further deepen and underpin the theoretical understandings.

    You will be expected to:

    • Perform and publish top-quality research on topics relevant to the RISE programme, specifically on human-nature interactions.
    • Become actively involved in the joint workshops/seminars and other joint activities of the RISE programme.
    • Collaborate with staff in the Radboud Social Cultural Research (RSCR) institute.
    • Be an inspiring staff member with excellent communication skills.


    • You have a PhD degree in anthropology and/or development studies, or an associated social science field. If you are close to completing your PhD, please state the defence date.
    • You have experience with working in an international, multidisciplinary work environment, preferably in a project or consortium related to Indonesia or Southeast Asia and urban slum areas.
    • You have an excellent track record in scientific research, as evidenced by publications in international academic journals.
    • You have good social, communication and organisational skills.
    • Proficiency in Bahasa Indonesia would be a plus.

    We are

    The position will be embedded in the Department of Anthropology and Development Studies, which is part of the Radboud Social Cultural Research (RSCR) institute at the Faculty of Social Sciences. The Faculty of Social Sciences is one of the largest faculties at Radboud University and holds the ambition to be among the top social science institutes in Europe, providing high-quality research and study programmes that rank among the best in the Netherlands.

    Radboud University
    We want to get the best out of science, others and ourselves. Why? Because this is what the world around us desperately needs. Leading research and education make an indispensable contribution to a healthy, free world with equal opportunities for all. This is what unites the more than 24,000 students and 5,600 employees at Radboud University. And this requires even more talent, collaboration and lifelong learning. You have a part to play!

    We offer

    • Employment for 0.8 FTE.
    • The gross monthly salary amounts to a minimum of €3,807 and a maximum of €5,211 based on a 38-hour working week, depending on previous education and number of years of relevant work experience (salary scale 11).
    • You will receive 8% holiday allowance and 8.3% end-of-year bonus.
    • It concerns a temporary employment for 2 years.
    • You will be able to use our Dual Career and Family Care Services. Our Dual Career and Family Care Officer can assist you with family-related support, help your partner or spouse prepare for the local labour market, provide customized support in their search for employment and help your family settle in Nijmegen.
    • Working for us means getting extra days off. In case of full-time employment, you can choose between 29 or 41 days of annual leave instead of the legally allotted 20.
    Additional employment conditions
    Work and science require good employment practices. This is reflected in Radboud University's primary and secondary employment conditions. You can make arrangements for the best possible work-life balance with flexible working hours, various leave arrangements and working from home. You are also able to compose part of your employment conditions yourself, for example, exchange income for extra leave days and receive a reimbursement for your sports subscription. And of course, we offer a good pension plan. You are given plenty of room and responsibility to develop your talents and realise your ambitions. Therefore, we provide various training and development schemes.

    Would you like more information?

    For questions about the position, please contact Edwin de Jong, Principal Investigator RISE at +316 12 61 37 39 or

    Practical information and applications

    You can apply until 19 January 2022, exclusively using the button below. Kindly address your application to Edwin de Jong. Please fill in the application form and attach the following documents:
    • A letter of motivation.
    • Your CV.
    • A summary of your PhD project.
    • A writing sample (e.g. an academic publication).
    The first round of interviews will take place on Monday 31 January. The second round of interviews will take place on Monday 7 February. You would preferably begin employment on 1 April 2022.

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