Junior Researcher/ESR Project CAPICE
Posted by: University of Twente
Posted date: 2019-Nov-29
The University of Twente invites applications for an Early Stage Researcher (ESR) Fellowship for a study funded as part of the Marie Curie European Training Networks, under the European Commission’s H2020 Framework Programme.
The recruited ESR will join the CAPICE project: “Childhood and Adolescence Psychopathology: unravelling the complex etiology by a large Interdisciplinary Collaboration in Europe” with a 1-year Marie Curie fellowship. A total of 12 ESRs are hosted across this network and are trained in the broad field of psychiatric genomics.
Project “Gene-environment interaction using harmonized phenotypes”
The CAPICE projects uses data that were gathered using different questionnaires to assess psychopathology. To optimally combine all available assessments, one of specific aims of this project is to harmonize these phenotypic data within cohorts and within age groups. Another aim is to elucidate the complex interplay of genetic liability and environmental factors in causing childhood psychopathology, using these harmonized scores. Analyses will include item-response theory (IRT) psychometric analyses and test linking to harmonize the phenotypic data, and quantitative genetic modelling to study gene-environment interaction.
You must have a Master’s degree in one of the behavioural sciences or applied statistics.
You should have a good background in statistics and experience with psychometrics or educational measurement.
You will be required to meet the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Early Stage Researcher eligibility criteria: (http://ec.europa.eu/research/mariecurieactions/). In particular, at the time of appointment you must have had less than four years full-time equivalent research experience and must not have already obtained a PhD. Additionally, you must not have resided in The Netherlands for more than 12 months in the three years immediately before the appointment.
Information and application
For more information please contact dr. S.M. (Stéphanie) van den Berg, Associate Professor at the department of Research Methodology, Measurement and Data Analysis: stephanie.vandenbergutwente.nl; tel. +31 53 4892422.
Submit your application (including motivation letter and curriculum vitae) online before 15th December 2019 to the University of Twente, at the attention of dr. S.M. van den Berg (Stéphanie).
You will be appointed for one year, starting not later than 1st of February 2020.
The appointment is maximized for the duration of 1 year as the project is in its completion phase.
Starting salary between € 2.709,- to € 2.972,- gross per month based on your experience;
A holiday allowance of 8% of the gross annual salary and a year-end bonus of 8.3%;
A solid pension scheme;
Minimum of 29 holidays in case of full-time employment;
Ongoing professional development;
A stimulating and collaborative environment.
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