In a society where the amount of information is growing explosively, free access to reliable and integral data is crucial. As the national statistical office, Statistics Netherlands (CBS) provides reliable statistical information and data to produce insight into social issues, thus supporting the public debate, policy development and decision-making while contributing to prosperity, well-being and democracy.
CBS's statutory task is to compile statistics on a wide range of social topics and to make the results publicly available. To this end, CBS collects data from individuals and businesses. These collected data are processed into statistics. CBS uses various methods to collect data. Individuals and companies are surveyed; this is mainly done digitally, but sometimes also in writing or in person. In recent decades, CBS has increasingly used existing registrations. Examples are the population register or the files of the Chamber of Commerce. In addition to key registers from the government, CBS has also started to use registrations from companies, for example checkout data from supermarkets to calculate price trends. The big advantage of using registers is that CBS does not have to approach individuals and companies as often. This reduces the survey burden.
Are you studying at a university (wo) or university of applied sciences (hbo) and are you in the final stage of a Bachelor or Master programme? Are you looking for a challenging research project as part of your internship, graduation or doctoral studies?
At CBS, you will find committed people of different ages, nationalities, sexual preferences, fields of study and careers. Together, they have one goal: to work with professionalism on a dynamic organisation that is prepared for the future. CBS is a rapidly developing organisation that offers room for your ideas and knowledge.
If you have an interesting research question of your own, we would like to receive your open application, including your research proposal, motivation letter and CV.
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