Vrije University Amsterdam, Netherlands invites online Application for number of Fully Funded PhD Degree at various Departments. We are providing a list of Fully Funded PhD Programs available at Vrije University Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Eligible candidate may Apply as soon as possible.
(01) PhD Degree – Fully Funded
PhD position summary/title: PHD POSITION IN THE MATHEMATICS OF NETWORK SCIENCE
The Department of Mathematics of Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam welcomes applications for a fully-funded, 4-year PhD position in the mathematics of network science. The aim of the project will be to explore new results in the spectral theory of graphs and hypergraphs. Furthermore, it will be possible to apply the theory to the study of real networks (e.g. biological and chemical networks) and/or dynamical systems. We are an inclusive, interdisciplinary group, and diversity and internationalism is at the heart of our research principles, as well as our teaching practice.
Deadline : 1 March 2023
(02) PhD Degree – Fully Funded
PhD position summary/title: TWO PHD POSITIONS FOCUSED ON MARKETING WITH PURPOSE
Brand Activism: A Multi-Faceted, Multi-Method Approach
Brands are increasingly taking a stance on societal issues, picking sides in social and political debates and promoting societal change through their marketing communication and practices. Indeed, the 2020 CMO survey showed that 47% of marketing leaders reported that it is appropriate to “make changes to products and services in response to political issues” (https://cmosurvey.org/). Yet, the empirical findings on the effects of brand activism contradict each other as taking a stance on various issues can have both positive and negative effects on important outcomes for brands (e.g., brand attitudes, brand trust).
In light of the conflicting findings, we are looking for a PhD student who will be excited to work with us to further understand how brand activism influences consumers, their attitudes and behaviors as well as examine whether and when brand activism may be beneficial (or harmful) to brands and to the causes they engage with. We aim to contribute to the nascent field of research on brand activism, deepening the insights into consumer responses, but also cover new territory in studying brand activism through the lens of topic selection and the societal impact of brands. We plan to examine the drivers and consequences of brand activism on brand and consumer outcomes using a multi-faceted, multi-method approach.
Empirically, these projects will leverage surveys and big data to link multi-dimensional consumer evaluations of brand activism to consumers’ attitudes, decisions and behaviors. We will use lab and field experiments to manipulate these constructs to establish causal relationships. Therefore, we are looking for a doctoral student who is comfortable working with larger datasets and who is also closely familiar with psychological theories, frameworks and concepts.
When Inclusion Signals Exclusion: Discrimination in the Marketplace
Modern society has never been more diverse. Responding to this ongoing societal change, brands and organizations strive to be inclusive, innovative and grow while contributing to a more just society. For example, recent years have witnessed companies adopting various strategies to appeal to a diversified audience, such as creating products that appeal to a diverse group of consumers (e.g., hijab-wearing Black Muslim Barbie, Fenty Beauty’s 40 different foundation shades for all skin tones), embracing diversity in advertising campaigns (e.g., Coca-Cola’s America is Beautiful campaign), and engaging in CSR efforts related to racism and social injustice (e.g., Black Lives Matter movement).
This project aims to inform the public debate about the role of marketing in creating diverse marketplaces throughout the globe. Specifically, we aim to put to test the effectiveness of marketing efforts that are designed to appeal to marginalized groups and reveal potential challenges that have not been thus far acknowledged in the marketing literature and practice. In this project, we will examine novel consequences of marketing activities targeting marginalized groups, not only among consumers that are part of the minority group, but also among members of majority groups (who are not the target of such activities). The output of this research will help improve marketing efforts that promote diversity and inclusion while at the same time avoiding any unintended negative consequences among various consumer segments.
We will draw on theories and concepts from social psychology, consumer psychology, and judgment and decision making among others. Empirically, the core methodology in this project will be experimental research.
You will conduct independent, high-quality business research, supervised by a team of professors, and incorporate the research findings in a doctoral dissertation. Also, you will be involved in teaching activities (20%) in the department.
Deadline : 22/01/2023
(03) PhD Degree – Fully Funded
PhD position summary/title: 3 PHD POSITIONS IN EXPERIMENTAL AMO PHYSICS: QUANTUM-ENGINEERED PRECISION MEASUREMENTS OF SINGLE IONS
Position 1 – Quantum-engineered precision measurements of a single H2+ molecular ion
Help us in implementing techniques from the quantum computing toolbox to reach unprecedented accuracies in the spectroscopy of the simplest molecule in our universe – H2+. You will work as a PhD student in a team on the project that aims to do the first precision measurement of transitions between weakly-bound states of trapped H2+ for new tests of quantum-electrodynamics and fundamental constants. It will be your task to develop quantum-logic state detection schemes for H2+ with a co-trapped Be+ ion, and use this to strongly advance the potential of H2+ spectroscopy. The work involves many aspects, like working with, and development of, advanced lasers, nonlinear optics, ion trapping, quantum state manipulation, radio-frequency and microwaves, ultra-high vacuum, high-harmonic generation, simulations, and more.
Position 2 – Quantum-engineered precision measurements of a single HD+ molecular ion
As a PhD student, you will develop, construct, commission and operate the world’s most precise apparatus for quantum-engineered measurements a single trapped HD+ molecular ion.
Position 3 – Quantum-engineered precision measurement of the 1S-2S transition in He+ for fundamental tests
You will work as a PhD student in a team on the project that aims to do the first precision measurement of the 1S-2S transition in a single trapped He+ for new tests of quantum-electrodynamics and fundamental constants. It will be your task to develop quantum-logic state detection schemes for He+ with a co-trapped Be+ ion, and use this to strongly advance the potential of He+ spectroscopy. The work involves many aspects, like working with, and development of, advanced lasers, nonlinear optics, ion trapping, quantum state manipulation, ultra-high vacuum, high-harmonic generation, simulations, and more
Deadline : 31 Jan 2023
(04) PhD Degree – Fully Funded
PhD position summary/title: 5 PHD POSITIONS IN BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT
PhD candidates can rely on the intensive supervision and the extensive training offered by ABRI’s leading researchers in the field. They will follow the four-year ABRI PhD Program at the School of Business and Economics. The School provides opportunities to attend conferences, meet other international researchers, and participate in various training modules that support PhD candidates’ knowledge and skills development. Many of our PhD candidates spend some time abroad during their trajectory. The prospects for the School’s doctoral graduates on the labor market are excellent, both inside and outside the academic world. The PhD candidates will receive a salary and a full waiver of the PhD Program tuition fees.
Deadline : 15/01/2023
(05) PhD Degree – Fully Funded
PhD position summary/title: PHD POSITION STRESS IN ACTION
Your main mission is to provide the Stress-in-Action community with tools for the continuous (and reliable) recording of the physiological stress response in daily life. You will start out by reviewing the state of the art in the research/consumer wearables that can record psychophysiological reactivity in natural settings through skin patches, stretch band electrodes, or sensors engrained in clothing. You will rank-order them in suitability building on the extensive experience with the development and validation testing of physiological wearables in our Vrije Universiteit and Twente Universiteit teams. This will prepare you to select the most promising wearables for extensive experimental validation in controlled lab settings as well as during real life ambulatory recording. For the latter you employ well-validated wearables like MoviSense, Spacelabs, and the VU-AMS that measure the heart period time series, blood pressure, the pre-ejection period, electrodermal activity, and peak-valley based respiratory sinus arrhythmia as measures of sympathetic and parasympathetic activity. You will also test out new solutions coming online during the lifecycle of the project, including new tools to assess blood pressure regulation or characterise the activity of the Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Adrenocortical axis and how it affects immune and cardiovascular functioning.
Deadline : 15/01/2023.
(06) PhD Degree – Fully Funded
PhD position summary/title: PHD (PROMOVENDUS) IN SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY: HUMAN BEHAVIOR AND INFECTIOUS DISEASES
As a PhD candidate at the Department of Experimental and Applied Psychology, your research is part of NONPHARM, a European Research Council-funded project. NONPHARM seeks to better understand the psychological underpinnings of behaviors that interrupt the transmission of communicable diseases. In your project, you would seek to answer the following questions: (1) which aspects of the emotion disgust are universal across human populations, and which are cross-culturally variable? (2) How and why do hygiene norms vary across cultures? (3) How and why are violations of hygiene norms punished? (4) How do folk theories of illness relate to hygiene behaviors? And (5) what types of social contact do people seek and avoid when they are experiencing illness symptoms? The specific topic within these themes that your PhD research would focus on would depend on your own background and interests.
Deadline : 15/01/2023.
(07) PhD Degree – Fully Funded
PhD position summary/title: TWO PHD POSITIONS IN SOCIAL SCIENCE GENETICS AT VRIJE UNIVERSITEIT AMSTERDAM
The Doctoral Network: ESSGN brings together eight Universities with a shared interest in social science genetics, i.e., in incorporating genetic information to improve our understanding of age-old questions in the social sciences, such as the origins of inequality, the ‘nature versus nurture’ debate, and the extent to which the interplay between environments and genes is important in shaping life chances. The consortium consists of an interdisciplinary group of academics, spanning demography, economics, epidemiology, genetics, political science, psychology, sociology, and statistics, as well as seven non-academic partners experienced in and committed to using data science to better understand inequalities in life chances. The partners include government bodies (GO Science UK), the World Health Organization – International Agency for Research on Cancer (WHO-IARC), policy research institutes (RAND Europe, Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute [NIDI]), charities (the Health Foundation), data infrastructure networks (CentERdata-ODISSEI) as well as economics consulting (Prometeia).
Deadline : 8th January 2023
(08) PhD Degree – Fully Funded
PhD position summary/title: PHD POSITION (4 YEARS) IN ATOMIC, MOLECULAR AND OPTICAL PHYSICS
A PhD position in experimental atomic, molecular and atomic physics is available at LaserLaB VU Amsterdam. Come join us in developing a new high-precision experiment to investigate and explain one of the largest puzzles in present-day atomic and molecular physics, and ultimately draw conclusions about the validity of fundamental laws of physics. This PhD position is part of a new project aimed at extremely precise measurements of the hyperfine structure of the simplest molecule: the hydrogen molecular ion. New measurements in H2+ and D2+ will help to explain a 9-sigma discrepancy between earlier measurements in HD+, and predictions by the Standard Model of particle physics. As a PhD student, you will be part of small research team that will develop a new apparatus and carrying out the new precision measurements.
Deadline : 08/01/2023
(09) PhD Degree – Fully Funded
PhD position summary/title: PHD POSITION IN ATOMIC, MOLECULAR AND OPTICAL PHYSICS
A PhD position in experimental atomic, molecular and atomic physics is available at LaserLaB VU Amsterdam. Come join us in developing a new high-precision experiment to investigate and explain one of the largest puzzles in present-day atomic and molecular physics, and ultimately draw conclusions about the validity of fundamental laws of physics.
Deadline : 08/01/2023.
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The Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam is a public research university in Amsterdam, Netherlands, founded in 1880, and consistently ranks among the top 150 universities in the world by major ranking tables. The VU is one of two large, publicly funded research universities in the city, the other being the University of Amsterdam (UvA). The literal translation of the Dutch name Vrije Universiteit is “Free University”. “Free” refers to independence of the university from both the State and the Dutch Reformed Church. Both within and outside the university, the institution is commonly referred to as “the VU”. Although founded as a private institution, the VU has received government funding on a parity basis with public universities since 1970. The university is located on a compact urban campus in the southern Buitenveldert neighbourhood of Amsterdam and adjacent to the modern Zuidas business district.
In 2014, the VU had 23,656 registered students, most of whom were full-time students. That year, the university had 2,263 faculty members and researchers, and 1,410 administrative, clerical and technical employees, based on FTE units. The university’s annual endowment for 2014 was circa €480 million. About three quarters of this endowment is government funding; the remainder is made up of tuition fees, research grants, and private funding.
The official university seal is entitled The Virgin in the Garden. Personally chosen by Abraham Kuyper, the Reformed-Protestant leader and founder of the university, it depicts a virgin living in freedom in a garden while pointing towards God, referring to the Protestant Reformation in the Netherlands in the 16th and 17th century. In 1990, the university adopted the mythical griffin as its common emblem.
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