Postdoc Researcher on Participatory Complex Systems Modelling of Socioeconomic Inequalities in Health in The Netherlands

The faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences at Utrecht University has a vacancy for a Postdoc or junior Researcher on Participatory Complex Systems Modelling of Socioeconomic Inequalities in Health in The Netherlands.

Socioeconomic inequalities in health are an important and complex public health problem. Given the dynamic web of factors involved in the emergence and persistence of these inequalities, a complex systems approach can offer significant potential for better understanding and finding ways to reduce socioeconomic inequalities in health. Therefore, in this VIDI project, they will apply a complex systems perspective for a better understanding of how socioeconomic inequalities in health in the Netherlands emerge as a result of interrelated elements at different levels, including feedback loops and nonlinearity.

The VIDI project consists of several sub-studies. More specifically, a first version of a conceptual systems model has been developed based on a systematic literature review. Further, a proof-of-concept Agent-Based Model has been developed focused on socioeconomic inequalities in obesity. The postdoc or junior researcher is expected to further develop these preliminary models -in collaboration with stakeholders- into models that can inform policymaking.

Duration: they offer a temporary position for 12-16 months in an international working environment.

Salary

The postdoc researcher on participatory complex systems modeling of socioeconomic inequalities in Health includes:

  • The gross salary – depending on previous qualifications and experience – ranges between
  • € 3,098, – and € 4,670,
  • Attractive retirement scheme,
  • Partly paid parental leave, and
  • Flexible employment conditions (multiple choice model).

Job Requirements

They are looking for a postdoc researcher on participatory complex systems modelling of socioeconomic inequalities in health with:

  • Ph.D. or MSc in Systems Engineering and Simulation, Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, or Physics, or with a Ph.D. or MSc in Health Sciences, Public Health, or a similar field;
  • Experience with Agent-Based Modelling (or similar types of modeling);
  • Experience with co-designing models and developing causal loop diagrams with stakeholders;
  • Enthusiasm to work in a participatory manner with stakeholders;
  • Ability to work as an independent researcher within a wider research team;
  • Ability to perform and publish high-quality research;
  • Good communication skills, both in Dutch and English.
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Application Process

Interested applicants are to send their application via the apply button below and include the following:

  • A motivation letter
  • A full Curriculum Vitae.

To apply for the Postdoc Researcher on Participatory Complex Systems Modelling of Socioeconomic Inequalities in Health in The Netherlandsclick here.

Deadline: May 06, 2023.

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