JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: Senior or junior position in bibliometrics

Glanzel, Wolfgang Wolfgang.Glanzel at ECON.KULEUVEN.AC.BE
Tue Jan 16 10:02:12 EST 2007


A senior or junior position at the Steunpunt O&O Indicatoren is open for
applications. Steunpunt O&O Indicatoren, constructed as an
interuniversity consortium, is housed within the Faculty of Economics
and Applied Economics at the Catholic University of Leuven. Steunpunt
O&O Indicatoren (SOOI) develops a consistent system of R&D and
Innovation (RD&I) indicators for the Flemish government. This indicator
system is designed to assist the Flemish government in mapping and
monitoring the RD&I efforts in the Flemish region. Within this context,
Steunpunt O&O is the pre-eminent Flemish site for the study and
application of advanced bibliometric techniques in the evaluation of
research, and has become a prominent research centre of international

To support the project, we are currently recruiting

		1 Senior Fellow or Junior Research Fellow.

Applicants for a post of junior researcher hold a university diploma and
have the skills necessary to work with the bibliographic databases and
bibliometric indicators based on journal publications, and should have
an interest in bibliometric methods, quantitative science studies and
quantitative aspects of communication in science and research policy.
The research fellow assists in the processing, development, statistical
analysis and interpretation of data, intended to initiate, structure,
process and report research results. He or she collaborates in the
modelling of complex research problems and applies corresponding
analyses. In particular, the research fellow will process and analyse
publication and citation data. Junior fellows are expected to obtain a
PhD during their appointment.

Applicants as candidates for senior research fellow should be willing
and able to contribute to all bibliometrics related work necessary to
accomplish the mission of SOOI, should have a completed PhD in an area
of relevance to the work of the Steunpunt as well as a strong
publication record and should have considerable research experience and
major original contributions to the study of bibliometrics and research

Applications are sought from researchers with following background.
Knowledge of quantitative data processing, bibliometric methods and data
engineering as well as information retrieval skills are expected.
Knowledge of statistical methods and data mining techniques is of
advantage. Fluency in written and spoken English is essential. 

We offer a fulltime position in the internationally oriented research
environment of the Catholic University of Leuven. Appointment will be a
fixed-term for four years for the juniors and till End 2011 for the
senior position, respectively. The salary will be assessed in accordance
to the legal salary grade systems existing at the Catholic University of

Women are encouraged to apply. Severely disabled people who are equally
qualified will be given preference. Deadline for applications: 28
February, 2007.

Applications must be sent to: 

Dani Vandepoel
Administrative coordinator
Steunpunt O&O Indicatoren
K.U. Leuven
Dekenstraat 2, B-3000 Leuven, Belgium
Tel: (+32 16) 32 57 44
Fax: (+32 16) 32 57 99
E-mail: Dani.vandepoel at


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