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Research Associate - Belgium  

Ghent University (company)


Posted on : 13 May 2017

Project Description

  • The research group  is looking for a motivated and enthusiastic colleague to prepare a doctoral dissertation on the quality of MPs. 
  • You will develop a method to measure the quality of parliamentary work. 
  • This will enable you to explain differences in quality between MPs and assess whether quality has an impact on the selection by the party and the voter. 
  • We offer a full-time fully funded Ph.D. position for 4 years. 

Profile of the candidate  
  • You have a great interest and enthusiasm for scientific research 
  • You are able to manage a research project 
  • You have verry good study results 
  • You have knowledge of or are interested in quantitative research methods 
  • You have good writing skills 
  • You are willing to participate to international conferences and to publish in international scientific journals 
  • You are willing to prepare a doctoral dissertation (including the doctoral training programme) 
  • You hold a Master’s degree in Political Science, Sociology, Public Policy or an equivalent degree. 
  • The degree requirements need to be fulfilled at the start of your appointment