PhD Candidate on School Care and Public Health Research Institute, Department of Epidemiology

The Department of Epidemiology, Faculty of Health, Medicine, and Life Sciences, Maastricht University, is looking for enthusiastic PhD candidates to join their meta-research group on School Care and the Public Health Research Institute.

Candidates will be working on a global, EU-funded initiative that aims to improve open science and research integrity across several East Asian and Sub-Saharan nations. They will help with the project’s design, implementation, and data analysis using both quantitative and qualitative research methodologies, and you’ll take the lead in publishing the project’s research findings. They will participate in stakeholder engagement and lobbying for the project findings at worldwide scientific conferences as well as in the African region. And will also assist in the day-to-day management and reporting of the project to the project coordinator through administrative support.

In this role, candidates will combine administrative tasks (such as organizing meetings, minute-taking, and event organization) with tasks such as assisting in reviewing project proposals, preparing policy reports, and managing activities related to the Platform.

Duration: The position has a fixed-term contract of 3 years.


  • The position is graded on a PhD scale, with a corresponding salary ranging from € 2,770 to € 3,539 gross per month.
  • An 8.0% holiday allowance and an 8.3% year-end bonus

Job Requirements

  • Masters’ degree in Epidemiology, Public health, or a similar field
  • 1-3 years of hands-on experience in a research setting using quantitative (surveys, systematic reviews) and qualitative (interviews, focus groups) research methods.
  • Proactive, self-starter.
  • Fluent in English (written and spoken).
  • Experience working in cross-cultural settings, preferably in the Global South context.
  • Meticulous and detail-oriented.
  • Open to international travel 20–30% of the time
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Application Process

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Deadline: September 20, 2023.

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