Junior Researcher, Urban Geography

1 week ago

Utrecht University

Dutch, English
Associate, Entry level
Full-time, Part-time

About Us

☀️ We work on a better future In order to do that, we join forces with academics, students, alumni, social partners, the government and the corporate world. Together, we look for sustainable solutions to the big challenges of today and tomorrow. ☀️ And we receive praise for that For instance, the Shanghai Ranking has ranked us among the best 50 universities around the world and on a top spot in the Netherlands. Alumni such as Marjan Minnesma (Urgenda), Feike Sijbesma (DSM) and Cathelijne Broers (Hermitage) devote themselves around the clock to humanity and society. And our researchers work together on an interdisciplinary and international level in our four strategic research themes. ▪️ Dynamics of Youth ▪️ Institutions for Open Societies ▪️ Life Sciences ▪️ Pathways to Sustainability

About the Role

The MOCOLODO (MObility during and after the COrona LOck-DOwn) is an NWO project in which Utrecht University collaborates with VU Amsterdam, University of Twente, Delft University of Technology and the University of Groningen to investigate travel behaviour and accessibility during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. The project aims to understand how travelers respond to limitations and changed safety perceptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, how this change in behaviour is maintained in the long run, and the societal implications (health, sustainability, inclusion, economic) this may have. Key to understanding behavioural changes in response to the COVID-19 pandemic is that they are related to changes in personal attitudes and values, but also structural changes regarding vehicle ownership, public transport subscriptions and/or telecommuting. Utrecht University will specifically focus on changes to non-motorized and public transport use, car ownership and the longer-term implications for public transport provisions. MOCOLODO builds on various ongoing projects, including the Urban Mobility Observatory, which builds a comprehensive longitudinal database of travel and transport in the Netherlands.

About You

For this project we are looking for an enthusiastic Researcher with a background in transport geography, transportation research or a comparable background. Our new colleague will contribute to the theoretical development in the project and the development of questionnaires, analyse questionnaire data and assist in publishing scientific articles. The ideal candidate should have experience with survey development, quantitative data analysis and writing scientific articles. The Researcher should hold at least a Master’s degree and should be able to communicate in both Dutch and English.

What We Offer

We offer a temporary position (0.8 FTE) for a period of two years. The gross salary is € 2,790,- (scale 10 according to the Collective Labour Agreement Dutch Universities) per month for a full-time employment. Salaries are supplemented with a holiday bonus of 8% and a year-end bonus of 8.3% per year. In addition, Utrecht University offers excellent secondary conditions, including the choice for a good balance between work and private, an attractive retirement scheme, (partly paid) parental leave and flexible employment conditions (multiple choice model). More information about working at Utrecht University can be found here.

International Candidates

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