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Vacancy: Researcher

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VeiligheidNL is the knowledge centre for injury prevention. We are committed to making people’s lives safer. After all, safety cannot be taken for granted. It is the result of research, of interventions, of behavior. We work together with partners and professionals for maximum impact. Because safety is not an accident.

For the reinforcement of our team we are looking for a

Researcher (32-36 hours per week)

who wants to contribute with his/her experience and expertise to the research in the field of injury prevention.

VeiligheidNL is an organisation in motion. With the start of the new strategic plan, great ambitions have been formulated to achieve even greater impact in the field of injury prevention. We work on topics such as child safety, sports injury prevention, product safety, traffic safety, hearing damage prevention and fall prevention in the elderly, and on current and/or innovative issues. Examples include the role of socioeconomic status in the occurrence of injuries and new technology for research and intervention methodologies.

We do this with some 60 expert and committed employees with a heart for public affairs.

Your profile
You will conduct research and analyses into the prevention of injuries and accidents, risks and safety perception and behaviour, or into the effectiveness of interventions. You translate the results into concrete recommendations for prevention. At the request of internal and external clients, you will, for example, carry out statistical analyses of data on injury and hearing loss, such as risk factors, behavioural factors and consequences. You will also develop questionnaires and evaluate the effectiveness of interventions using mixed methods, using both quantitative and qualitative research methods. You will report on the results in the form of reports, articles and presentations, and if this suits your qualities, you will also fulfil the role of project leader.

What we ask
You have completed a university degree, in which research methodology and epidemiology are well represented and 2-4 years of experience as a scientific or applied researcher. Experience or affinity with one of the themes (injuries, accidents, hearing loss, prevention or health and safety behaviour) is an advantage.

And further:

  • Not only do you have experience performing and interpreting statistical analysis, but it is also your passion.
  • Do you have experience working with SPSS, SAS, R or other statistical packages.
  • Ideally you will also have experience of qualitative research methods, such as interviews or focus groups.
  • You are capable of converting internal and external customer requests in the area of analyses into concrete assignments.
  • You are a team player and have good oral and especially written communication skills.
  • You are goal-oriented and proactive, and work in a planned, accurate and structured way.

What we offer
A challenging position in an informal and open organisation where you will be working on socially relevant issues with passionate, expert and collaborative colleagues. At VeiligheidNL we work partly on location in Amsterdam and partly at home. Fun activities are regularly organized that focus on the vitality and relaxation of our employees.

The salary is, depending on education and experience, min. € 2,891 up to max. € 5.039 gross per month (scale 10-11 of the CAO-Rich salary scales) for full-time employment. In addition to the holiday allowance of 8%, you will receive a year-end bonus of 8.3%. The employment is for the duration of 12 months, with the intention to extend thereafter.

If you would like to know more about the content of the position or the procedure, please contact Mirjam Brigitha, tel. 06–3869 5004.

To apply, please go to this link
and follow the steps as indicated. During the process you will be asked for your email address, personal details, resume and a cover letter.

We look forward to receiving your response by November 14 at the latest.

The first interviews will take place on 18 November and a possible follow-up interview on 23 November.

A reference check is part of the selection procedure.

Acquisition in response to this vacancy is not appreciated.

Date of entry: 22 October 2021

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