Vacancy: research assistant gender norms in rural innovation in the Netherlands

The Rural Sociology Group and the Business Management and Organisation Group of Wageningen University are looking for a Research Assistant to work on the inventory of gender norms in rural innovation in the Netherlands. This research is part of the joint 3-year EU-funded project GRASSCEILING which started in January 1st, 2023.

The position is for 12 months at 0.4 FTE. The research assistant will be based at the  BMO group.

In this exciting research position:

  • You will contribute to reviewing academic studies into rural women innovators’ engagement and experiences to inventory existing knowledge on the gender-specificity of women-led innovation in terms of drivers and barriers and their experiences of gender norms.
  • You will help us organise focus groups and interviews with women and stakeholders on their experiences with and attitudes towards women-led innovation;
  • You will help us set up living labs with women innovators (rural women and farm women) and design the case studies in which we follow their experiences in the living labs;
  • You will be part of a pan-European research project and collaborate with a multidisciplinary team of scientists, end-users, stakeholders, and researchers in case study Member States, as well as European bodies and stakeholders who can influence EU policy;
  • You will work as part of a team to translate the insights into an accessible report.
  • There are also opportunities to develop the work into an academic article.

For more information and how to apply see the WUR announcement.