Belgium: Phd Position at The Humanities and Social Sciences Group KULEUVEN

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The Humanities and Social Sciences Group; Faculty of Business and Economics; Department of Managerial Economics, Strategy and Innovation are looking for Doctoral Scholar (f/m) – ABV201013

The Centre for R&D Monitoring (ECOOM), constructed as an interuniversity consortium, is housed within the Faculty of Economics and Applied Economics at the Catholic University of Leuven. ECOOM develops a consistent system of R&D and Innovation (RD&I) indicators for the Flemish government. This indicator system is designed to assist the Flemish government in mapping and monitoring the RD&I efforts in the Flemish region. Within this context, ECOOM is the pre-eminent Flemish site for the study and application of advanced bibliometric techniques in the evaluation of research, and has become a prominent
research centre of international visibility.

Your opportunities
The research fellow assists in the processing, development, statistical analysis and interpretation of data, intended to initiate, structure, process and report research results. In particular, the research fellow will process and analyse publication and citation data. Junior fellows are expected to obtain a PhD during their appointment.

* You collaborates in the modelling of complex research problems and applies corresponding analyses.

Your profile

* Applicants for a post of junior researcher hold a university diploma and have the skills necessary to work with the bibliographic databases and bibliometric indicators based on journal publications, and should have an interest in bibliometric methods, quantitative science studies and quantitative aspects of communication
in science and research policy.
* Fluency in written and spoken English is essential.

Our offer

We offer an employment as full-time docotral scholar starting at the 2010, June 1st, for 1 year, rewenable till 4 years.

Please visit and apply online.

For more information about the job description, please contact Prof. dr. W. Glänzel,
tel:+32 16 325713
Applications must be received no later than 31 March 2010.

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