GUTS: Growing Up Together in Society
The Growing Up Together in Society (GUTS) consortium, funded by a Gravitation grant from the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science, includes the collaboration of seven Dutch universities that together investigate how young people successfully navigate and grow up in our complex society.
The goal of this project is to understand how young people grow up in increasingly complex societies and make contributions to society: we will study individual neurobiological development in relation to educational processes, social networks, and societal norms, including antisocial behavior. We will study individual neurobiological development in relation to educational processes, social networks, and societal norms, including antisocial behavior. We will use state-of-the-art designs and methodological advances to develop an integrative framework on self-regulation development and contributions to society that will have explanatory as well as predictive power across multiple domains of functioning in adolescence and early adulthood.
The proposal can be downloaded here.
As a PhD you are part of a sub-team of the GUTS project that operates in Amsterdam, which has the unique aim to include 400 young participants (ages 10-12-years) that are at high risk of developing severe behavioral problems.
During your PhD, you will mainly focus on three themes: 1 structural brain development, 2 correlation between brain functioning in the lab and self-regulation in everyday-life, 3 exploring how low trust in institutions, common among youth displaying antisocial behavior, relates to self-regulation when participating in neuroimaging experiments. You will study these in a cohort of children (10-12 years) that are at high risk of developing antisocial and delinquent behavior.
We are looking for an enthusiastic, societal engaged researcher at the start of their career, with
Salary increase of 4% effective November 2023
You will work at the department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry & Psychosocial Care, Amsterdam UMC, within the Section Youth at Risk. Within the section Youth at Risk, we focus on children and adolescents at risk of displaying antisocial and delinquent behavior. We mainly operate within the field of Forensic Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Our main aim is to study why some children and adolescents display antisocial or delinquent behavior, why most desist and some persist in that behavior, and what (preventive) interventions are needed to help youth at risk to develop into adults that function well in our complex modern society .
You will be appointed at Amsterdam UMC - VUmc, and your working location will be at location AMC, psychiatry building.
You have until May 22 to submit your application. Applications will be considered only after you complete the attached form: forms
For more information about the scientific content of the position, please contact prof. dr. A. Popma via email@example.com or prof. dr. L.M.C. Nauta-Jansen via firstname.lastname@example.org, or via phone number 06-21654656.
For more information about the application procedure, please contact Chey Edwards, Recruitment Advisor, via email@example.com or via 06-21487245.
Evaluation of candidates will begin immediately, and after about 1 week from the deadline candidates will be informed whether they passed the first round or not. Shortlisted candidates may receive, taking into account candidates’ availability, a short assignment and will be later invited to an interview on site. We foresee a final decision to be communicated within 1-2 months after the first submission date. If no excellent candidate can be identified, we might re-advertise the position. The selection committee is composed by the three PIs: V. Gazzola, L.Nauta-Jansen, and A. Popma.
A reference check, screening and hiring test may be part of the procedure. Read here whether that applies to you. If you join us, we ask you for a VOG (Certificate of Good Conduct).
Internal candidates will be given priority over external candidates in case of equal suitability.
Acquisition in response to this vacancy is not appreciated.