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3 positions as PhD Fellow-The European Research Centre for Economic and Financial Governance, Netherlands


The European Research Centre for Economic and Financial Governance (EURO-CEFG) is an interdisciplinary research centre of Leiden University, Delft University of Technology and Erasmus University Rotterdam. EURO-CEFG has a vacancy for:

3 positions as PhD Fellow (38 hours a week)

The PhD Fellow will carry out doctoral research on the basis of an individual research proposal falling within one of the areas of expertise of EURO-CEFG and will conduct contractual research for EURO-CEFG within the scope of the research proposal. EURO-CEFG is aiming at employing one PhD Fellow each for each of the following research clusters: ‘Financial Regulation and Supervision’, ‘Politics, Decision-making and Innovation in European Economic and Financial governance’, ‘Constitutional Dimension of European Economic and Monetary Integration’. For more information on EURO-CEFG’s research, consult the homepage of the centre:

The research will be carried out under the supervision of two professors from the three Universities affiliated to EURO-CEFG as Research Fellows. In line with the interdisciplinary spirit of the centre, applicants are encouraged to submit interdisciplinary research proposals.

- Conduct PhD research;
- Participate in and organise scientific activities within the framework of the research project (conferences, seminars);
- Support the centre’s activities in the fields related to the PhD research; 
- Publish one of more articles in the course of the research in (international) journals;
- Carry out research funded externally and for external clients.


- Master’s Degree in law, economics or political science with a specific focus on economic and financial governance; 
- An explicit interest in interdisciplinary research in European affairs; 
- Research qualities demonstrated by a Master thesis and/or academic publications; 
- Teaching experience is not a requirement, but is considered an advantage;
- An excellent command of the English language.

Conditions of employment

- A position as a PhD candidate in the university function classification system;

- The appointment as PhD Fellow will be for a period of four years (initially for a period of one year with an extension of three years after positive evaluation of progress and skills development) leading to the successful completion of a PhD thesis. The appointment will be under the terms of the CAO (Collective Labour Agreement) of Dutch Universities.

- This is a full-time position.

- The PhD Fellows are integrated in EURO-CEFG’s PhD Associate’s programme that brings together PhD candidates researching in the field of economic and financial governance. EURO-CEFG organises regular exchanges between PhD Associates and Research Fellows.

- Salary scale in accordance with the CAO (Collective Labour Agreement) for Dutch universities. For a full-time appointment, the salary is € 2,174 gross per month during the first year, which will increase annually up to € 2,779 gross per month in the fourth year. In addition, the attractive employment package includes an end-of-year bonus of 8.3%, generous leave provisions for a healthy work-life balance, a good pension scheme, excellent options for collective insurance, and a provision for the use of the Internet at home. The employee may also use a number of campus facilities, such as sports facilities and the library.

- Starting date: Autumn 2016

Further Information

Application Deadline : 31 August 2016

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