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Research Fellowship in the Fild of Migration 2017, University of Antwerp, Belgium

Publish Date: Jun 21, 2017

Deadline: Jul 11, 2017

The Herman Deleeck Centre for Social Policy (CSB) of the University of Antwerp is recruiting an enthusiastic and competent RESEARCHER in the field of MIGRATION (m/f)

The purpose of the Herman Deleeck Centre for Social Policy (CSB) is to acquire empirically and theoretically substantiated insights into the functioning of welfare state institutions in a changing socioeconomic, demographic, ecological, and political environment. The central focus of the Centre is on the analysis of inequality and poverty.



Job Description

You will be part of the migration team of the Centre for Social Policy. You will strengthen the team’s research on socio-economic trajectories of people with a migration background in Belgium.

Your profile

We are looking for a motivated researcher with

  • A Master’s degree (or equivalent) in social sciences (sociology, social-economic sciences, economics, commercial engineering etc., … - preference will be given to honours degrees).
  • A keen interest in  issues of socioeconomic policy.
  • A solid background in (quantitative or qualitative) research methods and data analysis.
  • A good knowledge of statistical software packages such as STATA, SPSS, SAS.
  • A sense of independence, a creative mind, and a strong motivation to work within an multidisciplinary team.
  • Excellent English language skills.
  • Strong motivation to learn and work in a multidisciplinary team.

We offer

  • we offer a stimulating and pleasant research environment that is conducting innovative research on topics with high societal relevance;
  • candidates are expected to enroll in the Doctoral Program of the University of Antwerp;
  • we can offer a Ph.D. scholarship for 4 years, starting with a one-year trial period;

How to apply?

  • Apply by sending a motivation letter and full CV to with “Application researcher CSB” as subject by 11 July 2017.
  • Successful applicants will receive an invitation for an interview no later than 19 July 2017.
  • Interviews are scheduled for 24 and 25 July 2017.

Additional information

For additional information, please contact dr. Gerlinde Verbist ( or Prof. dr. Ive Marx (

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