Do you see yourself as the new generation of professionals in urban health? Do you want to be part of a unique, creative and single training network of 15 young researchers working on an improved understanding of the urban health system? Do you want to follow a high quality interdisciplinary and intersectoral training? Are you passionate about co-design and healthy lifestyle in youth?
The position is part of the SURREAL project. SURREAL (Systems approach of URban enviRonmEnts and heALth) is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network (ITN) action funded by the European Commission,. The network has employed 15 Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) for high quality interdisciplinary and intersectoral early career training. The aim of SURREAL is to deliver a unique, creative and single training network for 15 ESRs working on an improved understanding of the urban health system's complexity, and on co-designing and applying adequate interventions in the system. The project draws upon interactions between academic disciplines such as epidemiology, public health, human movement science, psychology, sociology, geography, and urban planning and a wide range of entities such as medical centres, public authorities, firms, and NGOs as well as citizens. Equipped with this expertise and supported by innovative training formats, such as Collaborative Learning in Practice (CLiP), SURREAL trains the next generation of professionals in urban health.
You will be working on an existing research project in which health interventions will be co-designed and evaluated together with adolescents from diverse ethnic backgrounds (e.g., Moroccan-Dutch) living in a deprived urban neighbourhood. To inform the design of the interventions, until now participatory methods have been applied to collect data from adolescents about their social (organizational) networks (e.g. their significant others), and health related behaviors and exposures to urban environments. Your main tasks will involve:
This position will be placed in the chair group Consumption and Healthy Lifestyles.
For this interdisciplinary project we are looking for a teammate with:
For this position, it is necessary to communicate a significant amount in Dutch or Moroccan Arab and it is therefore important that you have a good command of the Dutch language (at least C2 level) or Moroccan Arab, in combination with a good command of English If you do not meet this language requirement, you cannot be considered for the position.
Eligibility: If you are interested in this ESR project, you are required to:
,Conditions of employment
Wageningen University & Research offers excellent terms of employment. A few highlights from our Collective Labour Agreement include:
In addition to these first-rate employee benefits, you will of course receive a good salary. Depending on your experience, we offer a competitive gross salary of maximum € 2.960,- for a full-time working week of 38 hours, in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreements for Dutch Universities (CAO- NU).
,Employer Wageningen University & Research
The mission of Wageningen University & Research is "To explore the potential of nature to improve the quality of life". Under the banner Wageningen University & Research, Wageningen University and the specialised research institutes of the Wageningen Research Foundation have joined forces in contributing to finding solutions to important questions in the domain of healthy food and living environment. With its roughly 30 branches, 7,200 employees (6,400 fte) and 13,200 students and over 150.000 participants to WUR's Life Long Learning, Wageningen University & Research is one of the leading organisations in its domain. The unique Wageningen approach lies in its integrated approach to issues and the collaboration between different disciplines.
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We will recruit for the vacancy ourselves, so no employment agencies please. However, sharing in your network is appreciated.
Coming from abroad Wageningen University & Research is the university and research centre for life sciences. The themes we deal with are relevant to everyone around the world and Wageningen, therefore, has a large international community and a lot to offer to international employees. Applicants from abroad moving to the Netherlands may qualify for a special tax relief, known as the 30% ruling. Our team of advisors on Dutch immigration procedures will help you with the visa application procedures for yourself and, if applicable, for your family.
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For more information about this position, please contact Melina Czymoniewicz- Klippel via [email protected]
For more information about the procedure, please contact Jouke van Oostenbrugge, Corporate recruiter. Recruitment support via [email protected]
You can apply directly using the apply button on the vacancy page on our website which will allow us to process your personal information with your approval.
This vacancy will be listed up to and including the 31 January 2023. We hope to schedule the first job soon afterwards.
Next to your letter of motivation and your cv, you need to upload, via 'other' or in the same document as your letter of motivation:
This project is part of the SURREAL H2020-ITN training network of in total 15 Individual ESR Research projects. Selected applicants will be called for an interview.
The job will start preferably between March and June 2023
Equal opportunities Wageningen University & Research (WUR) employs a large number of people with very different backgrounds and qualities, who inspire and motivate each other. We want every talent to feel at home in our organisation and be offered the same career opportunities. We therefore especially welcome applications from people who are underrepresented at WUR. For more information please go to our inclusive webpage. A good example of how WUR deals with inclusiveness can be read on the page working at WUR with a functional impairment.