Postdoctoral researcher (with a subsidy) in the area of nudging and persuasive communication University of Antwerp, Department of Marketing Belgium

Postdoctoral researcher (with a subsidy), Nudging and persuasive communication 

The Faculty of Business & Economics is seeking to fill a part-time or full-time (50 to 100%) vacancy in the Department of marketing for a

Postdoctoral researcher (with a subsidy) in the area of nudging and persuasive communication


Job description

  • You conduct research in the field of personalized and context-based just-in-time adaptive interventions to promote a healthier lifestyle.
  • You help coordinate the NudJIT project about nudging in just-in-time adaptive interventions, in collaboration with the MIOS research group and IDLab.
  • You co-supervise PhD students.
  • Part of your job will be the organization and management of project applications within the field of marketing and persuasive communication and the search for external funding.
  • Service is also part of your job: You represent the marketing research group both within the university and outside and provide support through the coordination of some service tasks.
  • You provide teaching support for courses such as Consumer Behaviour and Marketing Research and supervise mastertheses in our department. The teaching workload will be agreed upon based on your employment rate.


Profile and requirements

  • You hold (or will obtain before the starting date) a doctorate degree (PhD) in Psychology, Communication Science, Applied Economics or another relevant field.
  • You have publications on the psychology of human behaviour and/or persuasive communications.
  • You can demonstrate an ability to write project proposals and coordinate research.
  • You are quality-oriented, conscientious, creative and cooperative.
  • Your academic qualities comply with the requirements stipulated in the university’s policy.
  • The focus in your teaching corresponds to the educational vision of the university.
  • You are fluent in academic English (speaking and writing).


We offer

  • an appointment as a postdoctoral researcher for a period of 1 year, with a possibility of renewal;
  • the date of appointment is between June 1 and November 1, 2019 (in consultation);
  • a full time net monthly grant ranging from € 1.903,00 - € 3.125,00;
  • a dynamic and stimulating work environment.


How to apply?

  • Please send your application, accompanied by your CV and cover letter, to, before the closing date April 15, 2019.
  • A pre-selection will be made from amongst the submitted applications.
  • The remainder of the selection procedure is specific to the position and will be determined by the selection panel.
  • For questions about the profile and the description of duties, please contact Prof. dr. Nathalie Dens,


The University of Antwerp is a family friendly organization, with a focus on equal opportunities and diversity. Our HR-policy for researchers was awarded by the European Commission with the quality label HR Excellence in research.


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