The Centre for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS) investigates the development of science, technology and science-related innovation – often by using large-scale databases of scientific publications and patents. CWTS is a leading provider of science & technology indicators and of performance and benchmark studies of scientific groups and institutes, including bibliometric mapping and network analysis of science. CWTS has developed longstanding relationships with prestigious universities and is a recognized international leader in the field of bibliometrics, scientometrics and informetrics. The CWTS Leiden Ranking is recognized as one of the most reliable citation-based rankings of large universities. The CWTS information system offers full and unrestricted access to various in-house databases such as Web of Science, Scopus and PATSTAT.
Candidates are expected to hold a PhD in Innovation Studies, Studies of Science and Technology (STS), Economics, Management science, or another field in the social sciences relevant to the indicated fields of expertise. A research background in innovation studies or scientometrics/informetrics is considered a merit. Preference will be given to candidates with an academic drive who have demonstrated their abilities to carry out relevant research at international standards and have published in international peer-reviewed journals. Candidates should be able to work independently as well as cooperate in joint projects. You should have good writing skills in English, as shown in a publication record.