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The Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute (NIDI-KNAW-RUG) and the Generations and Gender Programme (GGP) have a vacancy for:

Survey data officer (12 months)

Job description

The Generations and Gender Programme (GGP) is a multinational research infrastructure devoted to the study of population and family dynamics. The aim of the GGP is to provide high quality and cross-nationally comparable longitudinal data to answer pressing scientific and societal challenges on population and family dynamics. It provides data on the transitions to adulthood, family dynamics, fertility decisions, work-life balance, well-being, and intergenerational exchanges. The GGP is currently collecting data in several European, Asian and South-American countries.

We are looking for a new team member who can help with our current round of data collection. This includes providing support to national countries in fielding our Generations and Gender Survey (GGS) and support in processing the survey data. Specifically, the work will involve collaborating with the other GGP team members in:

  • Providing support to national teams in collecting the GGS data, and to code and test the questionnaires.
  • Providing support in processing the collected data, such as cleaning and archiving the survey data, and preparing the documentation.

Work environment

The position provides an excellent opportunity to work in a dynamic environment embedded in an international team of researchers.

The GGP central hub is located at the Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute (NIDI). NIDI conducts leading, high-level scientific research in the broad field of population studies thereby also contributing to solving societal challenges. The research is characterized by an interdisciplinary approach and is internationally oriented. The institute is part of The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) and is associated with the University of Groningen.


We are looking for candidates with the following qualifications:

  1. PhD in sociology, demography, survey methodology, or another relevant discipline (or master degree with relevant work experience)
  2. Demonstrated experience in working with large survey data
  3. Experience in survey data collection (desirable)
  4. Excellent knowledge of Stata
  5. Excellent command of the English language, both written and oral.

Appointment and salary

The candidate is expected to start as soon as possible but in September 2021 at the latest. The appointment will be for a period of 12 months. Any extension will be contingent on performance, availability of funds, and the human resource needs of the infrastructure. Dutch law stipulates a maximum of 4 years in total for a temporary contract.

All positions within NIDI are classified according to the University Job Classification System (Universitair Functie Ordenen, “UFO”). This position is classified as Researcher (depending on qualification). All remuneration includes 8% holiday allowance and an 8,3% year-end bonus according to “CAO-Nederlandse Universiteiten” (CAO-NU). The exact salary scale will be based on prior experience and education.

 Place of Work

NIDI, Lange Houtstraat 19, The Hague. Note however that as a result of the pandemic, NIDI employees are currently mostly working from home.


For more information on NIDI, please visit our website at: https://nidi.nl/en/

For more information on the GGP, please visit our website at: https://www.ggp-i.org/   

For additional information you may contact Prof. dr. Anne H. Gauthier (gauthier@nidi.nl).

 Application procedure

Candidates are invited to submit their application in English. Applicants should send in one single PDF file:

  • Cover letter (max 2 pages) which explains the motivation for applying for this position as well as the fulfilment of qualification criteria
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Names and addresses of two referees

The deadline for submitting the application is Thursday 27 May. Please send the application to the director of NIDI, Prof. dr. H. de Valk (recruitment@nidi.nl). The interviews for this position have been provisionally scheduled for Friday 4 June (online). A second round of interviews may be part of the selection procedure.

Acquisition based on this advertisement is not appreciated.

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