Research Officer (Post-doc) on Migration and Diversity

Job description

Key responsibilities

  • Coordination tasks within the LDE GMD Research Centre;
  • Coordinating research in the field of migration, diversity and inequality, within the LDE GMD Research Centre and with the partners in the collaboration;
  • Coordinating and writing of grant applications; preparing grant applications at the national, European and international level with the partners in the LDE GMD Research Centre;
  • Maintaining and initiating contacts with stakeholders and societal partners; setting up and maintaining networks; actively disseminate the research findings;
  • Organise and participate in seminars, workshops and conferences of the LDE GMD Research Centre;



  • A PhD degree with a focus on migration, diversity and/ or integration research, for example in history, sociology, anthropology, law, geography, public administration, or urban studies
  • Demonstrable expertise in the field of migration, diversity, integration or inequality research (including governance);
  • Strong networking and communicative skills, both in speech and in writing;
  • Proven experience and ability to draft collaborative funding proposals;
  • Willingness and ability to work across disciplines and skills and ability to work constructively in academic teams;
  • Basic knowledge of Dutch is considered as an advantage.

Conditions of employment

Conditions of employment

We offer a full time position for one year, which can be prolonged with one year and nine months depending on positive evaluations.

Salary range from €2.960.- to €5.439.- gross per month, depending on prior education and working experience (pay scale 10 or 11, in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities).

Leiden University offers an attractive benefits package with additional holiday (8%) and end-of-year bonuses (8.3 %), training and career development and sabbatical leave. Our individual choices model gives you some freedom to assemble your own set of terms and conditions. For international spouses we have set up a dual career programme. Candidates from outside the Netherlands may be eligible for a substantial tax break. More at Job application procedure and employment conditions.

Diversity and inclusion

Fostering an inclusive community is a central element of the values and vision of Leiden University. Leiden University is committed to becoming an inclusive community which enables all students and staff to feel valued and respected and to develop their full potential. Diversity in experiences and perspectives enriches our teaching and strengthens our research. High quality teaching and research is inclusive.


Leiden University

Leiden University
Since its founding in 1575, Leiden University has acquired an international reputation for excellent teaching and research. With its staff of over 800, the Faculty of Humanities provides 26 Bachelors and 27 Masters programmes for over 7,200 students based at locations in Leiden and The Hague.
The LDE is a corporation between Leiden University, Delft University and Erasmus University Rotterdam (LDE). Since eight years, we are running a highly successful LDE Master program ‘Governance of Migration and Diversity’ (GMD) and was expanded into a LDE Research Centre two years ago. The LDE Research Centre is looking for one Research Officer (post-doc level) which will be based at Leiden University (history department, Humanities) for which we envision as starting date 01/02/2023.
Leiden University embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports students and staff of all identities and backgrounds. We strongly encourage individuals from underrepresented and/or marginalized identities to apply.

Additional information


Further information for this position can be obtained from Professor Marlou Schrover


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