The Centre for Demographic Research of the UCLouvain (Belgium) recruits a Postdoctoral researcher to work on the ARC-funded LIMA project.“Personal Aspirations and Processes of Adaptation: How the Legal framework Impacts on Migrants’ Agency”
The postdoctoral researcher will work in collaboration with the lead researchers. He/she will participate in the following tasks:
- Contribution to multidisciplinary articles on migration and integration, with a focus on asylum seekers and refugees in Belgium.
- Analysis of large-scale longitudinal databases on migration, administrative status and employment (population register, crossroads bank for social security), and analysis of survey data on migration and integration.
- Participation in the design of a quantitative survey on migrants’ histories and aspirations.
- PhD in demography, quantitative sociology or related discipline.
- Strong quantitative skills and experience with individual longitudinal data.
- A good knowledge of STATA and/or R.
- Strong interest in international migration and integration research.
- Good writing skills.
- Good working knowledge of English and/or French.
- Starting date: between March 2019 and May 2019.
- Duration: 12 months (possibility of extension, conditional on availability of funds).
- Net monthly allowance of 2,490 €.
Applications will include a complete CV, a motivation letter and the names and addresses of two reference persons who can be contacted.
Applications should be sent (by e-mail) before February 26, 2019 to bruno.schoumaker [at] uclouvain.be (Bruno SCHOUMAKER).
Centre de recherche en démographie - Université catholique de Louvain
The LIMA Project: “Personal Aspirations and Processes of Adaptation: How the Legal framework Impacts on Migrants’ Agency”
The LIMA project examines how legal frameworks – Belgian and European - correlate with third country national migrants’ agency. The scientific aim is twofold: understand how legal frameworks shape migrants' professional, family and migratory trajectories and life projects; and analyse if, and which strategies migrants develop to bend the rules and circumvent obstacles, and/or use the opportunities offered by legal systems to fulfil their professional and family aspirations. This interdisciplinary project is conducted by researchers in migration law, demographers and sociologists.