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Position: Post-Doc, Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience
Institution: Maastricht University
Location: Maastricht, Limburg, Netherlands
Duties: This project focusses on public health and policy aspects of HIV prevention in the EuRegio Limburg. The EuRegio project takes a cross-border, regional, and tailored approach to reducing HIV risk among key populations such as migrants, asylum seekers and men who have sex with men (MSM). The project is currently staffed with a PhD student who will complete a needs assessment and systematically develop an intervention. The post-doc will complement this work, mostly focusing on health policy and building a regional network of health care providers and other stakeholders, with additional room to build an own line of research. The candidate will work in the Maastricht University’s Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience, Department of Work and Social Psychology, section Applied Social Psychology
Requirements: A PhD in public health or psychology, with a focus on health policy, prevention, health psychology, or social psychology. An interest in working in the field of HIV prevention and in health policy at the intersection of regional and European applications, and with high risk (mostly MSM and migrant) populations. Good communicative and networking skills reflecting the ability to engage and collaborate with multiple and diverse partners. Good conversational and writing language skills in a minimum of two of these three languages (French, German, Dutch). An interest in gathering own data. Skills to further analyze qualitative as well as longitudinal experience sampling data produced by the PhD student, or an interest in developing these skills. An interest in developing and implementing interventions e.g. via Intervention Mapping) A promising publication track record and ambitions to attract own funding
   
Text: Post-Doc, Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience / Department Work and Social Psychology (0,7 FTE) Published Deadline Location today 1 Nov Maastricht Post-Doc (24 months, 0,7 FTE) in interdisciplinary Public Health with an Interest in Health Policy and Cross-border HIV prevention Job description This project focusses on public health and policy aspects of HIV prevention in the EuRegio Limburg. The EuRegio project takes a cross-border, regional, and tailored approach to reducing HIV risk among key populations such as migrants, asylum seekers and men who have sex with men (MSM). The project is currently staffed with a PhD student who will complete a needs assessment and systematically develop an intervention. The post-doc will complement this work, mostly focusing on health policy and building a regional network of health care providers and other stakeholders, with additional room to build an own line of research. The candidate will work in the Maastricht University’s Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience, Department of Work and Social Psychology, section Applied Social Psychology. Specifications max. 26.6 hours per week €2790—€4402 per month Maastricht View on Google Maps Maastricht University (UM) Requirements A PhD in public health or psychology, with a focus on health policy, prevention, health psychology, or social psychology. An interest in working in the field of HIV prevention and in health policy at the intersection of regional and European applications, and with high risk (mostly MSM and migrant) populations. Good communicative and networking skills reflecting the ability to engage and collaborate with multiple and diverse partners. Good conversational and writing language skills in a minimum of two of these three languages (French, German, Dutch). An interest in gathering own data. Skills to further analyze qualitative as well as longitudinal experience sampling data produced by the PhD student, or an interest in developing these skills. An interest in developing and implementing interventions e.g. via Intervention Mapping) A promising publication track record and ambitions to attract own funding. Conditions of employment Fixed-term contract: 2 years. The gross monthly salary depend on experience (min. € 2.790,00 - max. € 4.402,00 scale 10, based on a full-time appointment). The terms of employment of Maastricht University are set out in the Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities (CAO). Furthermore, local UM provisions also apply. For more information look at the website www.maastrichtuniversity.nl > Support > UM employees. Employer Maastricht University Maastricht University is renowned for its unique, innovative, problem-based learning system, which is characterized by a small-scale and student-oriented approach. Research at UM is characterized by a multidisciplinary and thematic approach, and is concentrated in research institutes and schools. Maastricht University has around 18,000 students and 4,400 employees. Reflecting the university's strong international profile, a fair amount of both students and staff are from abroad. The university hosts 6 faculties: Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences, Faculty of Law, School of Business and Economics, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience. Department Work and Social Psychology (W&SP) The Work and Social Psychology department (W&SP) combines expertise in work and organisational psychology with applied social psychology. It offers a master’s programme in Work and Organisational Psychology, with a strong focus on the cognitive aspects of work. The Applied Social Psychology group contributes to the master’s programme in Health and Social Psychology. The department’s research fits excellently with the profile of the faculty, which emphasises ‘cognitive’ and ‘experimental’ research. Additional information Dr. Sarah Stutterheim, Work & Social Psychology, Maastricht University. E-mail address: s.stutterheim@maastrichtuniversity.nl or Prof. dr. Kai J. Jonas, Work & Social Psychology, Maastricht University. E-mail address: kai.jonas@maastrichtuniversity.nl Twitter
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