SOM, the graduate school and research institute of the Faculty of Economics and Business of the University of Groningen (The Netherlands) has available 13 PhD positions in Economics and Business SOM offers an excellent environment for candidates interested in high-quality research. The focus of SOMs research activities is on economics, econometrics & finance; marketing; international economics, business & management; operations management & operations research; HRM & organisational behaviour; management accounting; business & information systems; and innovation management. General Information On 1 September 2010 SOMs PhD programme will start. The aim of the programme is to turn out highly qualified researchers. For this purpose, SOM offers PhD positions to excellent candidates who recently graduated. The PhD candidates will work on an individual project, leading to a doctoral dissertation. In the initial period, students are offered courses in relevant fields and research methods. The courses in the PhD programme are taught in English. During the remaining period, PhD students will work on their thesis. Work on the dissertation is carried out under supervision of SOM fellows. Supervision is close and the PhD students are encouraged to present papers at international conferences and to publish in recognised international journals. After the first year there will be an assessment of the candidates results and the projects progress. Part of that is that the PhD student will have to defend his/her research proposal. Based on this, it will be decided whether a project will be continued. Entry requirements MSc or MPhil in a relevant field Fluent in English (written and spoken) Applications If you are interested, we invite you to apply before February 12, 2010. All applicants are obliged to use the application form that is available at the website (www.rug.nl/feb/phd) and send it to: Faculty of Economics and Business, Research school SOM, Mrs. Rina Koning, P.O. Box 800, 9700 AV Groningen, The Netherlands. Please note that applications in another format or applications sent to any other address will not be taken into account (including electronic mail). Information For more information, check our website at www.rug.nl/som, or send an email to SOM, Mrs. Rina Koning, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Conditions PhD candidates will have an employee status and receive a starting salary of 2042,- euro (gross). This salary increases yearly to achieve the final salary of 2612,- (gross). In addition there are a 8% holiday allowance and a 8,3% end of year bonus. PhD candidates expected to contribute to teaching for on average 15% of their time.