PhD candidate in HR analytics

Amsterdam Business School – Leadership & Management Department

20 november 2017
Master's degree
€2,222 to €2,840 gross per month
15 januari 2018
38 hours per week

The Amsterdam Business School (ABS) is a partner of Amsterdam Data Science, a network consisting of the academic knowledge institutes in the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area, and worldwide industry partners that focus on stimulating research and education in Data Science. The ABS is part of the Faculty of Economics and Business (FEB).The FEB provides academic programmes for more than 5,500 students and employs about 400 people. The Faculty conducts research in many specialist areas and participates in the Tinbergen Institute, one of Europe's leading graduate schools in economics, finance and econometrics.

Project description

In this project we aim to bridge theory and practice in order to answer focused, practically relevant, questions and improve outcomes by using HR analytics to make better HR decisions. More specifically, in this project we aim to explain job performance of individuals and teams, using two different perspectives. First, we take the perspective of the organization and address how organizational HR related initiatives affect employee performance over time. Second, we focus on employee initiative and use existing and newly gathered HR data examine the effects of proactive behaviours of employees on performance over time.


We seek a highly motivated student with excellent grades in applied statistics, psychometrics, math or econometrics as well as knowledge about, or a strong interest in HRM. The ideal candidate holds a (Research) Master’s degree in a relevant field with a quantitative focus (e.g., econometrics, actuarial sciences, quantitative psychology, quantitative business/HRM).

Further information

Supervisors of the PhD project will be Prof. Deanne den Hartog and Dr Corine Boon.

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The appointment will be for a period of 4 years, with an intermediate evaluation after 18 months, resulting in a PhD thesis. An educational plan will be drafted that includes attendance of courses and (international) conferences. The PhD candidate is also expected to assist in undergraduate teaching.

The gross monthly salary will range from €2,222 in the first year to €2,840 in the last year. The Collective Labour Agreement (cao) for Dutch Universities is applicable.

What do we offer you?

Some of the things we have to offer:

  • a unique community of Data Science researchers;
  • a friendly and informal working environment;
  • a high-level of interaction;
  • a location in the city centre;
  • an international environment (10+ nationalities in the group);
  • access to high-end computing facilities (cluster with CPU 4,000+ cores and 50+ GPUs).

Since Amsterdam is a very international city where almost everybody speaks and understands English.

Job application

Applications should be made via Please quote vacancy number 17-586 in the subject line.

All applications should include a:

  • curriculum vitae;
  • list of university courses taken with grades;
  • single page maximum statement of motivation and research interests. 

An interview and a scientific presentation will be part of the selection process. #LI-DNP

No agencies please

Gepubliceerd door  Universiteit van Amsterdam