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Postdoc 'Psychosocial and contextual determinants of public adherence to COVID-19 prevention measures’
About the position
- 28.8-36 hours per week
- 34 months
- Salary scale 10
- Fulltime: min € 2911 - max € 4615 gross per month
- Deadline: 5 January 2022
- Date first interview: 10 January 2022
As a postdoc you will research psychosocial and contextual determinants of public adherence to COVID-19 prevention measures. This position is part of a behavioural science consortium, initiated by the Corona Behavioural Unit of the RIVM (the national public health institute), to draw the key scientific lessons from the behavioural science data collected during the pandemic. Will you join our team?
As part of this research you will be embedded in a group of at least six post-doctoral researchers, who will also receive dedicated training opportunities on topics such as longitudinal and missing data analysis; and on making results from scientific studies useful for policy makers and communication professionals.
To stop spreading the corona virus, unprecedented behavioural measures have been implemented by public health authorities, including lockdowns, social distancing, wearing of face masks, and vaccination. Adherence to these prevention measures is absolutely key to the effectiveness of the pandemic response. The Corona Behavioural Unit has led a dynamic cohort study with over 200.000 participants and (at present) 17 waves of data, assessing social activities, mobility, adherence to COVID-19 prevention measures, and psychosocial determinants such as risk perceptions, self-efficacy, response efficacy, social norms, and behavioural cues and triggers. It has also collected a large amount of qualitative data from interviews and focus groups. Combining these data with data from other sources, such as infection and hospitalisation numbers, the coding of press conferences, international literature, and an expert consensus meeting, the ultimate objective of this project is to develop a theory- and evidence-based model for public infection prevention and infection detection behaviours during pandemics.
We offer an exciting opportunity to work in a collaborative, social and dedicated team and a unique national behavioural science consortium. We will guide you in your research tasks, which will help you develop your academic career.
The research will be conducted under direct supervision of Marijn de Bruin, who is professor at the Radboudumc and chief scientist of the Corona Behavioural Unit. The post-docs will collaborate closely with researchers from the Corona Behavioural Unit at the RIVM and with different professors from the scientific advisory board of the Corona Behavioural Unit.
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We are looking for an enthusiastic postdoc to join our team. You are a team player and you have strong interpersonal skills for building contact with colleagues and stakeholders. Furthermore, you have scientific creativity and productivity, as evident in recent publications in international peer-reviewed journals or peer-reviewed conferences. Your English is fluent in speaking and writing at an academic level, and you speak Dutch at a level that allows you to perform data analyses on existing data (in Dutch) independently.
You also meet the requirements below:
- You hold (or have finished and nearly obtained) a PhD degree in the field of Psychology, Public Health, or a related field of social science.
- You have experience and skills in advanced analysis of longitudinal data from large datasets.
- You are familiar with qualitative methods such as interviews, focus groups, and/or expert consensus methods.