ROA frequently publishes job vacancies on this website. For candidates interested in policy research we usually require a Master degree in Economics, Sociology, Econometrics or a related area, an excellent command of the Dutch language and the ability to work in teams.

In order to qualify for a PhD position, candidates must have successfully completed a (Research) Master degree in a relevant area or should complete such a degree within the next months. PhD candidates should have excellent research and statistical skills. The working language for PhD candidates is English. A list of current and former PhD candidates, including their research topic, can be found here

Current job openings at ROA

There are currently no job openings at ROA. Keep an eye on our website for regular updates.

Open applications

If there are currently no job openings that match your interest, you can send your CV and application letter (in Dutch or English) to Prof. Dr. Didier Fouarge.

For more information on the job opportunities at ROA please contact the coordinators of the research program related to the topic of interest: Prof. Dr. Carla Haelermans (Education and Transition to Work), Prof. Dr. Didier Fouarge (Labour Market and Training), Prof. Dr. Frank Cörvers (Human Capital in the Region) and Prof. Dr. Mark Levels (Health, Skills, and Inequality).


Are you a student interested in doing academic research in one of ROA’ research fields? We offer academic support for your research by experienced and dedicated staff members. We supervise BSc and MSc thesis projects (in cooperation with your department). For internships and UM’s Thesis Internship Programme (TIP), we offer a remuneration conform Dutch University standards. For additional information, please contact Prof. Dr. Didier Fouarge