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Professional Doctorate Candidate in the maritime field

Geplaatst: 28-06-2024
Sluitingsdatum: 31-08-2024
Hogeschool van Amsterdam
Onderzoek / Lector 
min. 0.1 fte, max. 0.2 fte 
max. 11 (€4.361,31 - €6.114,87) 
Stafdienst (algemeen) 



Location                 Amsterdam

Salary                    € 3.896,- to € 5.936,-

Employment           32 – 40 hours 

Contract                 Temporary 1 year contract, with extension option of 3 years to finalise the professional doctorate time-frame

In the maritime sector, there is a need for academic and more practice-based research to reinforce each other to make the sector safer and more sustainable. Technological solutions are offered from academia. However, without a deep understanding of the everyday practice of the sector, there might be doubt that the full potential of these developments can be realised. The Professional Doctorate can bridge this gap by making knowledge practically applicable. The Professional Doctorate is the practice-oriented equivalent of PhD tracks at universities where the candidate conducts research at a university of applied sciences at the highest level.

We are looking for candidates who recognise themselves in one or more of the  following profiles:

  • Managers and senior professionals working in private/public organisations in the maritime domain.
  • Academic staff working at universities of applied sciences/universities looking for a further step in their research career.

Where else than at AUAS …

  • Can you research predictive maintenance from a financial, environmental and operational perspective
  • Are you making a contribution to a safer and more sustainable sector by combining academic and practice-based research
  • Do you have the opportunity to work in a practice-oriented equivalent of University PhD tracks at a university of applied sciences, in Amsterdam

Do you want to know if this job is right for you? Call or send a WhatsApp message to Konstantinos Stamoulis, Professor, Aviation Engineering, 06- 21155138 or Hubert Schaafsma, Maritime Studies, 06- 11719290 and get in touch!

Here's how you will make a difference

You conduct practice-oriented research that contributes to the sustainability, safety and competitiveness of the maritime sector. In particular our group is engaged in multiple (inter-)national research

projects which include the  topic of predictive maintenance. In such an approach, maintenance takes place when it is beneficial from a financial, environmental and operational perspective.

During your Professional Doctorate route you follow support courses to further develop yourself and your research skills. As a member of our multidisciplinary team you are supervised by a professor and fellow researchers.

Your other perks

  • A gross monthly salary between € 3.896,- and € 5.936,- (VSNU profile Researcher 3 scale 11), based on a full-time appointment and depending on education and experience.
  • An end-of-year bonus of 8.3% and holiday allowance of 8% of your gross annual salary.
  • 10.7 holiday weeks per year with a 40-hour working week.
  • Entitlement to various types of leave, such as (un)paid parental leave, care leave, adoption and foster care leave and various other arrangements.
  • A travel allowance for your commute, an NS-Business Card, your own AUAS bicycle or a tax incentive to purchase your own bicycle. If you are unable to use personal or public transport to travel to work, e.g. because of a disability, we will explore alternate possibilities together.
  • Plenty of development opportunities, e.g. via our own AUAS Academy and the online courses of GoodHabitz.
  • Discounts on various facilities, such as books, cultural courses, soft- and hardware and a number of insurances.
  • A strong focus on your job satisfaction, work-life balance and vitality.  For example, you can participate in various sports activities for AUAS staff or via the USC sport centre. You can also visit our (career) coaches and use various online tools to benefit your mental health.
  • A good pension scheme via the ABP pension fund.
  • A monthly internet allowance, a laptop and smartphone on loan.
  • Last but not least: a chance to work in a dynamic and pleasant environment with wonderful colleagues. You and your colleagues can also get together outside work, e.g. in one of our communities such as HvAPride, HvA Alumni, HvA United, JongHvA and FEM IT.

Have a look at our employment conditions here and learn more about the tailor-made opportunities we offer.

What you bring to the table

At AUAS, no two employees are the same. No matter who you are, you are sure to be a valuable addition to our team. You are independent, persistant, curious, have a collaborative spirit and a drive to improve practice.

You also possess:

  • Senior experience in the maritime domain or as an academic staff member at a university or university of applied sciences;
  • A completed university of applied sciences or university master’s degree in the maritime field or in another relevant field  e.g. Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science, or similar with a research topic relevant for this project;
  • Up-to-date knowledge of maritime practice and experience in maintenance and repair;
  • Coding skills, preferably in Python are highly desirable;
  • A demonstrable good command of the Dutch and English language (at least level C1);
  • Demonstrable research and publication experience is a plus.

Become our new Professional Doctorate Candidate in the maritime field

  • Upload your CV and letter of motivation via the application button. We will get back to you within two to three weeks, so keep an eye on your inbox.
  • For more information about the application procedure, you can send an email to vacatures@hva.nl.
  • This vacancy has been published simultaneously internally and externally. In the event of equivalent suitability, internal candidates will be given preference over external candidates;
  • We apply the AUAS Job Application Code to this vacancy’s recruitment and selection process. No (recruitment) agencies please.
  • We can only process applications that have been submitted via the “apply now” button on the AUAS vacancy page (unless otherwise stated).

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