Institution (Location)
Amsterdam UMC
€ 4.325 – € 5.919
Position Description

To strengthen our section Child & Adolescent Public Health Research & Innovation in Amsterdam, we are looking for a Mid-career Researcher in the area of Youth 24-hour Movement Behavior, the (Urban) Environment and Methodological Innovations.

About your role

Your specific responsibilities will be to:

  • Co-coordinate EC-funded projects together with the project coordinator prof Chin A Paw (e.g. participation in consortium meetings; participate in training; communication with EC);
  • Collaborate with and support ongoing PhD projects on 24/7 movement behavior and co-creation of the social and physical (Urban) Environment;
  • Develop novel theoretical and methodological approaches regarding 24/7 movement behavior and the evaluation of social and physical (Urban) environmental interventions that are developed via participatory methods;
  • Develop and write new grant proposals;
  • Dissemination of research findings through e.g. peer reviewed journals, presentations, lectures and media in various way;
  • Contribute to advanced statistical analyses of device-derived (e.g. accelerometers, inclinometers) and environmental data;
  • Contribute to education of BSc, MSC and PhD students in Health Science, Medicine and Human Movement Science.


A contract for the duration of the project.

  • Salary scale: 11 (4080 to 5584 euro based on a 36-hour week) or salary scale: 12 (4952 to 6337 euro based on a 36-hour week), depending on qualifications and experience. We also offer a set 8.3% end-of-year bonus and 8% holiday pay. For more information about our fringe benefits, please visit our career website (Dutch version) or
  • Additional benefits include an 8.3% end-of-year bonus and 8.0% holiday pay.
  • Free and unlimited access to our online learning environment GoodHabitz.
  • Pension is accrued at the ABP. VUmc contributes a large part of the premium (70%).
  • In addition to excellent accessibility by public transport, we reimburse 75% of your OV travel costs (commuting costs).

For more information about our employment conditions, please visit our website.

For Dutch citizens it is mandatory to provide a VOG (Verklaring Omtrent Gedrag). Foreign citizens need to provide comparable police clearing certificates.

Candidate’s Qualifications (who should apply)

We are looking for a mid-career researcher with the following requirements:

  • Passion for working for and together with youth
  • PhD in relevant area of research
  • Experience with advanced statistical analyses of device-based and environmental data (e.g. time series analysis, multi-modal data analysis);
  • Experience with mixed method research designs;
  • Experience with or passion for participatory research;
  • Proficient with statistical programming languages (e.g. in R, MATLAB);
  • Passion for research contributing to health equity with real-life impact;
  • Preference to work in an interdisciplinary, collaborative, inclusive environment;
  • Very good communication and presentation skills and fluent in English.
How to Apply

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