Doctoral fellow in Sociology in Ghent University 414 views

The Department of Sociology at Ghent University is looking for a PhD student for a project funded by the European Commission under the Horizon 2020 framework that aims to tackle vaccine hesitancy: VAX-TRUST in the research group Hedera. The VAX-TRUST consortium consists of 10 European partners and is coordinated by Dr. Pia Vuolanto (TAU University, Finland). The UGent team offers a one-year contract (starting in October 2021), which can be prolonged after a positive evaluation with a maximum of 4 years in total. Last-year students are (highly) encouraged to apply.

Role and responsibilities:
  • The selected candidate carry out an ethnographic study and in-depth interviews with parents and healthcare professionals
  • The selected candidate would implement targeted and tailored interventions for healthcare professionals
  • The selected candidate will evaluate the effectiveness of the implemented interventions
  • The selected candidate will conduct a Delphi Survey among experts and stakeholders involved in vaccination programs
  • The selected candidate would participate in VAX-TRUST meetings
  • The selected candidate would organize meetings with the National Stakeholder Advisory Board


  • Applicant must hold an appropriate degree in Sociology or a related discipline and excellent study results (with at least the degree of ‘distinction’ in the Master)
  • Applicant must have strong motivation and scientific curiosity
  • A strong interest in and experience with qualitative research method
  • Applicant must possess high proficiency in both English and Dutch (oral and written)
  • Strong organization, communication and leadership skills. You are able to take on responsibilities and work independently.
  • Strong interpersonal skills to work effectively with team members from other European universities

How to apply:

Applications should be sent via email to Katrijn Delaruelle (, Melissa Ceuterick ( and Piet Bracke ( and applications must be submitted in a single PDF file and should include:

  • A detailed CV, including an overview of study results (grades)
  • A motivation letter
  • Publications (if applicable)
—————–Quick Overview————-
Organization Ghent University
Country Belgium
Fellowship Level Doctoral
Subject areas Sociology
Fellowship amount Varies
Eligibility Open to all nationalities
Deadline May 31, 2021

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  • Address Belgium
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