|Publication date||7 May 2021|
|Closing date||1 July 2021|
|Level of education||Master's degree|
|Hours||38 hours per week|
|Salary indication||€2,395 to €3,061 gross per month|
Many natural resources are changing at unprecedented pace due to anthropogenic action. To avoid large-scale catastrophe, engineered resources are required to change at even higher pace. However, in that transformational process, both natural and engineered resources need to provide to the diverse needs of the populations that rely on them. This often leads to a conflict between individuals’ short- and long-term and individual and collective interests. The dilemma of transformational change needs solutions.
Are you exceptionally interested in exploring through analytical, computational, and experimental tools how humans interact among themselves and their environment? Do you like interdisciplinary research projects that combine network science, economics and other social sciences, and resource dynamics? Do you like to work in an international a team of researchers? We are seeking a PhD candidate who is interested in interdisciplinary research into the fundamental challenges of the collective management of the commons. We are particularly interested in the application of game theory, focused on decision making, to the theory of complex systems, which is the dominant characteristic of the resources that constitute the commons.
You are expected to:
A temporary contract for 38 hours per week for the duration of 4 years (the initial contract will be for a period of 18 months and after satisfactory evaluation it will be extended to a total duration of 4 years). This should lead to a dissertation (PhD thesis). We will draft an educational plan that includes attendance of courses and (international) meetings. We also expect you to assist in teaching undergraduates and master students.
Based on a full-time appointment (38 hours per week) the gross monthly salary will range from €2,395 in the first year to €3,061 in the last year exclusive 8 % holiday allowance and 8.3 % end-of-year bonus. A favourable tax agreement, the ‘30% ruling’, may apply to non-Dutch applicants. The Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities is applicable.
Are you curious about our extensive package of secondary employment benefits like our excellent opportunities for study and development? Take a look here.
The Faculty of Science has a student body of around 7,000, as well as 1,600 members of staff working in education, research or support services. Researchers and students at the Faculty of Science are fascinated by every aspect of how the world works, be it elementary particles, the birth of the universe or the functioning of the brain.
The mission of the Informatics Institute is to perform curiosity-driven and use-inspired fundamental research in Computer Science. The main research themes are Computational Science, Artificial Intelligence, and Systems and Network Engineering. Our research involves complex information systems at large, with a focus on collaborative, data driven, computational and intelligent systems, all with a strong interactive component.
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The UvA is an equal-opportunity employer. We prioritize diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for everyone. We value a spirit of enquiry and perseverance, provide the space to keep asking questions, and promote a culture of curiosity and creativity.
The Informatics Institute strives for a better gender balance in its staff. We therefore strongly encourage women to apply for this position.
Do you recognize yourself in the job profile? Then we look forward to receiving your application by 1 July 2021. You can apply online by using the link below.
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We will invite potential candidates for interviews on 15 July 2021 and 16 July 2021.
No agencies please