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PhD student 'Eliciting Laundered Preferences in the Context of Health and Wellbeing' (1,0 fte) (EXPIRED)

Erasmus School of Philosophy, Erasmus University Rotterdam

Job category Graduate fellowship / Fixed term
AOS Prevention of Health Care, Value Based Health Care, Evaluation of Health Care, and Health Equity
AOS categories Biomedical Ethics
Social and Political Philosophy
AOC Prevention of Health Care, Value Based Health Care, Evaluation of Health Care, and Health Equity
AOC categories Social and Political Philosophy
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Location Remote work
Organization based in Rotterdam, South Holland, Netherlands
Start date September 2019
Job description

Erasmus University Rotterdam aims to contribute to better health based on smarter choices, which are inspired by original research. To leverage this it has started a new initiative: the Erasmus Initiative ‘Smarter Choices for Better Health’. This ambitious initiative will drive research around this complex issue, from various perspectives, and focuses on four themes: Prevention of Health Care, Value Based Health Care, Evaluation of Health Care, and Health Equity. ‘Smarter Choices for Better Health’ creates a critical mass of high quality research and offers excellent opportunities to generate significant impact in society. Currently ‘Smarter Choices for Better Health’ (theme Evaluation of Health Care) offers a new opportunity for a position of

PhD student 'Eliciting Laundered Preferences in the Context of Health and Wellbeing' 1.0 fte

at Erasmus School of Philosophy (ESPhil) of Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR).

As the successful candidate:

  • You will have completed (or be near to completing) a master’s degree in philosophy by the time that you take up your position (having a background in economics and having some affinity with policy-related issues and empirical quantitative research are a plus).
  • You are highly motivated to pursue a PhD in philosophy on the topic indicated (“Eliciting Laundered Preferences in the Context of Health and Wellbeing”).
  • Your academic work and record demonstrates your ability to argue rigorously, to structure your ideas clearly, and to engage with academic literatures critically and creatively.
  • You have a good command of English, and strong communication and academic writing skills.

We expect you to:

  • Start the position as soon as possible, or November 1, 2019 at the latest.
  • Complete a PhD thesis within the four-year contract period.
  • Play an active role in the research community by participating in research seminars and events, and organizing research events on your own related to your research, and to other research programmes within Erasmus School of Philosophy (https://www.eur.nl/esphil/onderzoek/onderzoeksprojecten).
  • Do some teaching (0,1 fte) for the Erasmus School of Philosophy.

How to apply
To apply, please send your application package, no later than July 25 2019, 23:59 CET (Amsterdam time) by e-mail to office@esphil.eur.nl. Please mention “PhD Philosophy Smart Choices” in the subject line.

The application package should include two files in PDF format:

  • One non-anonymized PDF: Motivation letter and CV.
  • One anonymized PDF, i.e. your name and other identifying information should not appear anywhere in the file: a writing sample (max 5,000 words).

Additional information about the vacancy can be obtained from Prof. dr. Jack Vromen (e-mail: vromen@esphil.eur.nl; a description of the PhD project can be found here). A selection committee will be responsible for the selection of the candidate.

If you make it through the first selection round, you will be invited for an interview on Wednesday afternoon (1 – 5 pm) August 28 (please block this date in your diary).

Diversity
Diversity is one of our strategic priorities. Candidates from an ethnic minority, candidates with an international background and/or female candidates are especially encouraged to apply.

Conditions of employment
This position comes with good employment conditions, compliant with the Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities (CAO NU). The position begins with a temporary employment contract for 14 months in which the candidate’s suitability is evaluated. If the candidate is suitable, then an additional contract of 34 months follows, leading to a total appointment of 4 years. The salary is in accordance with the doctoral candidate scale of the CAO NU. For a full-time appointment, the salary is € 2,325 gross per month during the first year, which will increase annually up to € 2,972 gross per month in the fourth year. In addition, the attractive employment package includes an end-of-year bonus of 8.3%, generous leave provisions for a healthy work-life balance, a good pension scheme, excellent options for collective insurance, and a provision for the use of the Internet at home. The employee may also use a number of campus facilities, such as sports facilities and the library.

Erasmus School of Philosophy – ESPhil
Erasmus School of Philosophy of the Erasmus University Rotterdam is a leading research and teaching institution in the Netherlands. The faculty has a broad international orientation, with many international students and staff members and strong connections with universities abroad. The research programmes of the academic staff members (roughly 20 in total) are leading in their field.

Erasmus University Rotterdam
The expertise of Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) is concentrated in the fields of Business Administration, Economics, Medicine and Health Sciences, Law, Social Sciences, History, Culture, Communication and Media, and Philosophy. In addition to the initial degree programmes and scientific research, the University offers specific postgraduate study programmes and courses. Erasmus University has around 25,000 students and some 2,500 faculty and staff members.

How to apply
Application type Email
Instructions
To apply, please send your application package, no later than July 25 2019, 23:59 CET (Amsterdam time) by e-mail to office@esphil.eur.nl. Please mention “PhD Philosophy Smart Choices” in the subject line. The application package should include two files in PDF format: One non-anonymized PDF: Motivation letter and CV. One anonymized PDF, i.e. your name and other identifying information should not appear anywhere in the file: a writing sample (max 5,000 words). Additional information about the vacancy can be obtained from Prof. dr. Jack Vromen (e-mail: vromen@esphil.eur.nl; a description of the PhD project can be found here). A selection committee will be responsible for the selection of the candidate. If you make it through the first selection round, you will be invited for an interview on Wednesday afternoon (1 – 5 pm) August 28 (please block this date in your diary).
Web address to apply https://www.eur.nl/esphil/vacancy-phd-student-elic...
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Hard deadline July 25, 2019, 11:59pm CET
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Web address for more information https://www.eur.nl/esphil/vacancy-phd-student-elic...
Contact name Prof.dr. Jack Vromen
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Scheduled expiry date July 25, 2019, 11:59pm CET
Expired on July 27, 2019, 12:46am CET
Last updated September 25, 2019, 3:00pm EST
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