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Researcher - 2020BAPFSWEF148

The Herman Deleeck Centre for Social Policy (CSB) of the University of Antwerp is recruiting



The Herman Deleeck Centre for Social Policy (CSB) seeks to gain insight into the workings of welfare state institutions, especially as they are affected by changing socioeconomic, demographic, ecological and political circumstances. The central focus of the Centre is the analysis of inequality and poverty.


To strengthen the research team, particularly for the following starting research projects:

  • Civil Society, Organised Labour & Social Inequality in Advanced Democracies (Supervisors: Ive Marx and Zach Parolin)
  • Interpersonal Wellbeing Measurement and Behavioral Economics (Supervisor Koen Decancq)
  • Basic Income in Belgium: stress-testing basic income in the digital era (Supervisors: Ive Marx and Gerlinde Verbist)

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, … - preference will be given to honours degrees)
  • a keen interest in issues of socioeconomic policy
  • a solid background in research methods and data analysis
  • a good knowledge of statistical software packages such as STATA, SPSS, SAS, R
  • a sense of independence, a creative mind, and a strong motivation work within an multidisciplinary team,
  • excellent English language skills.
  • strong motivation to learn and work in a multidisciplinary team

What we offer

We offer a stimulating research environment in a leading research centre. Candidates are expected to enroll in the Doctoral Program of the University of Antwerp. We can offer Ph.D. scholarships for 4 years (the first year counts a trial period).

Additional information

For additional information, please contact prof. dr. Ive Marx (, prof. dr. Koen Decancq  (, dr. Zachary Parolin ( or dr. Gerlinde Verbist (


To apply, send a letter of motivation and full CV to with “Application researcher CSB” (please indicate project preference if you have one) in the subject line by 1 June 2020. Successful applicants will receive an invitation for an interview by 19 June 2020. Interviews are scheduled for the week of 30 June and 1 July 2020.

The University of Antwerp is a family friendly organization, with a focus on equal opportunities and diversity. Our HR-policy for researchers was awarded by the European Commission with the quality label HR Excellence in research.

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