Postdoctoral Researcher on EU Lobbying, Maastricht University, Netherlands

Postdoc in Netherlands

Postdoctoral Researcher on EU Lobbying: The Department of Political Science at Maastricht University is seeking a Postdoctoral Researcher to join the project ‘ACCESS4ALL – Why is access to policymakers (not) equal for all lobbyists?’ funded by the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. This role involves conducting research on the biases in EU policy access towards lobbyists from different socio-demographic backgrounds.

Designation: Academic

Research Area: Political Science, Interest Group Politics, Lobbying

Location: Maastricht, Netherlands


  • Hold a doctoral degree in political science or a related discipline (communication, sociology, psychology, public policy, economics) or be in the final stages of doctoral studies.
  • Proficient in quantitative methodology and statistical packages such as Stata or R.
  • Strong academic record with peer-reviewed publications.
  • Interest in lobbying, interest group politics, civil society organizations, and/or social movement organizations.
  • Highly motivated, capable of autonomous research, and willing to relocate to Maastricht or its vicinity.
  • Fluent in English (Cambridge English Proficiency, level C2, orally and written).

Job Description:
As a Postdoctoral Researcher, your responsibilities include:

  • Conducting fundamental research in Political Science, focusing on interest group politics.
  • Assisting in supervising PhD students and project management.
  • Coordinating data collection and management processes, including desk research, surveys, and vignette research.
  • Engaging in teaching activities (20%), such as tutoring and supervising BA and MA theses.
  • Contributing to academic publications and presenting research findings to academic audiences.

What we offer:

  • Competitive salary ranging from €4,332 to €5,929 gross per month based on experience.
  • Employment contract for 12 months with a possibility of extension for an additional 2 years.
  • Flexible working hours and possibility to work partly from home.
  • 29 vacation days and 4 additional public holidays per year.
  • Opportunities for personal and professional development.
  • Access to UM’s extensive sports facilities and company fitness.
  • Supportive and inclusive working environment.

How to Apply:
Interested candidates should submit the following documents by April 22, 2024:

  1. Letter of motivation.
  2. Curriculum Vitae (CV).
  3. PhD diploma.
  4. Two academic publications.
  5. Contact information of two references.

The first interview will take place on May 13, 2024.

Last Date for Apply: April 22, 2024

Dr. Iskander De Bruycker

Join us at Maastricht University and contribute to cutting-edge research in political science!



Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here