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Vacature voor een Development Officer (research infrastructure)

9 mei 2018

The Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute (NIDI) is a research institute of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) and is affiliated with the University of Groningen. It is located in the centre of The Hague. The staff of the institute consists of about 50 employees, mostly researchers. In the Generations and Gender Programme (GGP), there is a vacancy for:

Development Officer (research infrastructure) (0.8 – 1 FTE)


Job description

The Generations and Gender Programme (GGP) is a leading international social survey infrastructure that is currently undergoing significant developments and expansion. The GGP was established in 2001 and has since fielded a longitudinal survey on demographic change and family formation in more than twenty countries across the developed world. The data has resulted in more than 1,800 publications and is used by over 4,000 users in 43 countries. To build on this success the GGP will be consolidating its activities over the next few years, including the planning of a new round of data collection in 2020 and an application to the ESFRI 2020 Roadmap.

In this context, the GGP is recruiting a development officer who will be providing support to further establish the GGP as a leading European and international research infrastructure in the social sciences, including providing support in its ESFRI application. This position does not involve carrying out research but requires an understanding of the scientific and social impact of social science research, and of the social sciences research infrastructure landscape.



  • Master or PhD in social sciences
  • Excellent teamwork and writing skills and ability to communicate technical issues to non-technical audiences
  • Excellent social and management skills
  • Proficiency in English
  • Prior research support experience or interest in developing such a career


  • Experience working in a cross-national research project or research infrastructure
  • Knowledge of the GGP, SHARE or ESS
  • Grant application and fundraising experience


This position will start as soon as possible (negotiable). The appointment will be for a period of 12 months. Note that this position is currently ranked as scale 10 in the Dutch university job classification system.


According to “CAO-Nederlandse Universiteiten” (CAO-NU), salary scale 10 excluding 8% holiday allowance and an 8,3% year-end bonus. Applicants should have the right to work in the Netherlands for the duration of the contract.

Place of work

Lange Houtstraat 19, The Hague, the Netherlands


For additional information you may contact the GGP Director: Professor Anne H. Gauthier (

Application procedure

Candidates are invited to submit their application in English. Applicants should send:

  • Letter of motivation (max 2 pages)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Copy of university grades (transcript)
  • Names and addresses of two referees
  • Sample of written work (preferably written for a larger audience)

The deadline for submitting your application is 31 May 2018. Please send your application to the director of NIDI, prof. dr. L.J.G. van Wissen ( The interviews will take place at NIDI in mid-June. Note that a psychological assessment may be part of the selection procedure.

For more information on NIDI, please visit our website at For more information on the GGP, see: .

Acquisition based on this advertisement is not appreciated.


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