The Institute of Development Policy (IOB) of the University of Antwerp is seeking to fill a full-time (100%) vacancy for a
Doctoral Grant by the University Research Fund (BOF) for an impact study in Eastern DR Congo
The project title is “The multidimensional impact of rural and urban electrification: economic development, security and conservation? Evidence from Eastern Congo”. A project description can be found here.
- You prepare a doctoral thesis in the field of Economics and/or Development Studies.
- You publish scientific articles related to the research project of the assignment.
- You contribute to teaching and research at IOB.
- You spend extensive periods in North-Kivu, DR Congo, to coordinate field work activities.
Profile and requirements
- You hold an advanced master degree in Economics, Development Studies, or a related discipline.
- You can submit outstanding academic results.
- Students in the final year of their advanced master degree can also apply.
- Foreign candidates are encouraged to apply.
- Your academic qualities comply with the requirements stipulated in the university’s policy.
- You are quality-oriented, conscientious, creative and cooperative.
- You are familiar with quantitative methods in social science research, in particular with causal identification strategies.
- You have experience in collecting and analysing micro-level data (household, firm, farm…).
- You have experience working with GIS software and analysing geo-referenced data.
- An ability to combine quantitative with qualitative methods would be an asset.
- You show interest in interdisciplinary studies.
- You are fluent in English and French. Knowledge of Kiswahili is a strong plus.
- a doctoral scholarship for a period of two years, with the possibility of renewal for a further two-year period after positive evaluation;
- the start date of the scholarship will be between October 1st 2019 and October 1st2020;
- a gross monthly grant ranging from € 2.373,36 to € 2.516,73;
- a dynamic and stimulating work environment.
How to apply?
- Applications may only be submitted online, until the closing date August 11th 2019 and should include a copy of your CV and a cover letter.
- A pre-selection will be made from amongst the submitted applications. The remainder of the selection procedure is specific to the position and will be determined by the selection panel.
- The interviews of the candidates, preselected by a selection panel, will take place between August 20th and September 12th 2019.
- More information about the online application form can be obtained from firstname.lastname@example.org.
- For questions about the profile and the description of duties, please contact Prof. Marijke Verpoorten, Marijke.email@example.com.
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