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How to apply?

An important part of the mission of algosoc is to invest in preparing researchers for a career in a highly interdisciplinary, dynamic and international context. Algosoc offers researchers cross-disciplinary training and the opportunity to pick-up and innovate on research methods. In addition, we aim to provide opportunities for candidates to acquire a broad set of transferable communication, interpersonal, and entrepreneurial skills and to join a community of scholars from different disciplines, cultural backgrounds and academic institutions.   

Why apply?

By joining algosoc, you can:

  • take part in a state of the art prestigious programme, innovative in focus and approach, which aspires to have impact in academia as well as society;

  • have the opportunity to actively engage and help shape a scientific program with a 10 year lifetime, and make use of the many opportunities for a wide variety of engagement and societal impact activities;

  • have the support and space to develop your own research within the framework of the program;

  • participate in a consortium of internationally renowned scholars, and join a nationwide peer network, with many opportunities to engage and develop your career; 

  • benefit from a well-funded future-oriented training and development programme, including personal-professional development. 


The Gravitation program is an initiative by the Dutch government to support excellent research in the Netherlands. The funding is reserved for scientific consortia that have the potential to rank among the world's best in their field.


Developing a societal vision on automated decision making concerns us all. We believe that a diversity of perspectives in our consortium will be important in developing an inclusive societal vision and strive therefore also in our hiring policy for encouraging applicants from diverse backgrounds. We are committed to creating an environment of mutual respect, inclusiveness, equal opportunities with room for situated experiences, diverse perspectives, and ideas to flourish. This commitment applies to our research, organisation, room for flexibility, training, and community activities as well as our hiring strategy.


For the first phase, we are looking for 13 PhDs and 4 postdoctoral researchers to join our research teams at the University of Amsterdam, Utrecht University, Tilburg University, Delft University of Technology and Erasmus University Rotterdam. 

Algosoc focuses on three sectors:

Click on the sector to learn more about the different sectors and its' vacancies.

If a vacancy appeals to you, but you are doubting whether you might be THE person we are looking for, please do apply. We encourage all qualified applicants, including minorities, women, people with disabilities, and members of other groups underrepresented in academia to apply. We wish to create a consortium that consists of persons who each contribute in their unique way to the team. Complementarity and not homogeneity is what we are looking for.  


Please apply for 1 position within the algosoc program only. In case you are interested in multiple positions within the algosoc program, please indicate this in your motivation letter by referring to the reference code that is stated in the full vacancy text on the website of the home university.

The deadline for applications is January 16, 2023.


For specific questions related to the project that you would like to apply for, please see the full description of the vacancy at the website of the home university for the right contact person. 

In case of general questions about the procedure please contact Joris de Vries:

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