Job announcement Bibliometrics - ECOOM Leuven (Belgium)

Glanzel, Wolfgang Wolfgang.Glanzel at ECON.KULEUVEN.AC.BE
Mon Mar 8 10:54:40 EST 2010


The Centre for R&D Monitoring (ECOOM), constructed as an interuniversity consortium, is housed within the Faculty of Economics and Applied Economics at the Catholic University of Leuven. ECOOM 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, ECOOM 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 visibility. 

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 ECOOM, should have a completed PhD in an area of relevance to the work of the Centre as well as a strong publication record and should have considerable research experience and major original contributions to the study of bibliometrics and research evaluation.

Applications are sought from researchers with following background. Knowledge of quantitative data processing, bibliometric and statistical methods, data engineering as well as information retrieval skills are expected. Further profound knowledge is expected in computer science, particularly, in the field of text mining and visualisation techniques. 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 2014 for the senior position, respectively. The salary will be assessed in accordance to the legal salary grade systems existing at the Catholic University of Leuven.

Women are encouraged to apply. Severely disabled people who are equally qualified will be given preference. Deadline for applications: 31 March 2010.

Applications must be sent to: 

Dani Vandepoel
Administrative coordinator
Centre for R&D Monitoring
E-mail: Dani.vandepoel at

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