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Junior researcher ‘Online first aid for grief in Ukrainian refugees’

We are looking for a junior researcher for the project ‘First aid for grief in Ukrainian refugees’.

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  • Hours 20 hr.
  • Salary indication € 2,960
  • Deadline 25 Aug 2022

We are looking for a junior researcher for the project ‘First aid for grief in Ukrainian refugees’.

The aim of the project is to offer online first aid for grief among Ukrainian refugees. This first aid consists of an online screening tool for Ukrainian refugees to self-monitor their grief levels. Psychoeducation about grief in the context of war and displacement will be offered and existing materials for online grief therapy will be translated. This project will yield accessible online bereavement care for Ukrainian people who experienced a loss of a loved one.

Initially this project has a duration of 8 months. Possibilities for extension of this project will be explored. The project entails a collaboration between the Psychology, Health & Technology department of University of Twente and Clinical Psychology department of Utrecht University. The research team consists of dr. Lonneke Lenferink and prof. dr. Paul Boelen, and translators who are proficient in Ukrainian/Russian language. The function is stationed at University of Twente (hybrid working is possible).

As a Junior Reseacher in this project, your tasks will consist of: 

Your profile

We are looking for a candidate with the following characteristics:

  • you have a completed master’s degree in psychology or any other social science;
  • you are interested in clinical research in the area psychotrauma/grief;
  • you have good organization skills;
  • you have good communication skills;
  • good command of English language (good command of Ukrainian/Russian or Dutch language would be an advantage, but not necessarily needed);
  • Good (academic) writing skills.

Our offer

The UT offers a dynamic and international environment, combining the advantages of academic research with a subject of high industrial relevance, excellent working conditions, an exciting scientific environment and a green and lively campus. The conditions of employment are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Universities and include:

  • You will have an employment contract of 0.5 FTE (20 hours) for the duration of 8 months and can participate in all employment conditions offered by the university such as bicycle plan, free fitness/sports activities.
  • The gross monthly salary starts at € 2,960 in the first year (scale 10-0) for a fulltime employment (1.0 FTE). In addition, the University of Twente provides a holiday allowance of 8% and a year-end bonus of 8.3%.
  • Minimum of 29 holidays in case of full-time employment;
  • We encourage a high degree of responsibility and independence, but also stimulate interaction and discussion with colleagues.

Information and application

The preferred start date of the project is October 1, 2022. Please apply no later than August 25 2022 via the button below and attach:

·       a cover letter, highlighting your specific interest, qualifications and motivation to apply for this position;

·       a detailed CV;

·       one reference.

If you would like more information, please contact dr. Lonneke Lenferink via email: l.i.m.lenferink@utwente.nl

The first round of interviews is scheduled on August 29 or August 30 at the University of Twente. A possible second round of interviews will be scheduled when needed.

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The Faculty of Behavioral, Management and Social sciences (BMS) aims to play a key role in understanding, jointly developing and evaluating innovations in society. Technological developments are the engine of innovation. As a technical university that puts people first, we tailor them to human needs and behavior and use social engineering to integrate them into society. We also ensure adequate governance at public and private level, and robust, inclusive and fair organizational structures. We do this by developing, sharing and applying high-quality knowledge in Psychology, Business Administration, Public Administration, Communication Sciences, Philosophy, Educational Sciences and Health Sciences. Our research and education in these disciplines revolves around tackling and solving societal challenges. The research programs of BMS are closely linked to the research of the UT institutes Mesa+ Institute for Nanotechnology, TechMed Center and Digital Society Institute.

As an employer, the Faculty of BMS offers work that matters. We equip you to create new possibilities for yourself and for our society. With us, you will become part of a leading technical university with increasing, positive social impact. We offer an open, inclusive and entrepreneurial atmosphere, in which we encourage you to make healthy choices, for example through our flexible, adaptable benefits.

About the BMS faculty

Curious about what The Faculty of Behavioral, Management and Social sciences (BMS) stands for? Check out the BMS website for more information.

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How to apply

Step 1

When you see a vacancy that appeals to you, you can apply online. We ask you to upload a CV and motivation letter and/or list of publications. You will receive a confirmation of receipt by e-mail.

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Step 2

The selection committee will review your application and you will receive a response within 2 weeks after the vacancy has been closed.

Step 3

1st interview.
The 1st (online or in person) meeting serves as an introduction where we introduce ourselves to you and you to us. You may be asked to give a short presentation. This will be further explained in the invitation.

Step 4

2nd interview.
In the second interview, we will further discuss the job content, your skills and your talents.

Step 5

The offer.
If the conversations are positive, you will be made a suitable offer.

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Lenferink, L.I.M. (Lonneke)

Lenferink, L.I.M. (Lonneke)
Assistant Professor

Lenferink, L.I.M. (Lonneke)
Assistant Professor

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