The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences of SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities is inviting applications for a position of Post-doctoral Researcher in the CEEYou(th) project on young Polish and Lithuanian migrants in the United Kingdom, led by Professor Izabela Grabowska, financed by the National Research Center’s (NCN) DAINA funding scheme. Place of work: Warsaw, Poland. Application deadline: March 13, 2019.


The CEEYou(th) project is focused on young Polish and Lithuanian migrants in the United Kingdom. Executed by an international Polish-Lithuanian consortium, funded by the National Science Center’s (NCN) DAINA scheme, the project centers on two major ‘new EU’ sending countries and looks at what migrants, 34 years old and younger, “do” to handle the result of the Brexit Referendum vote. The objectives of the project are (1) To compare migrating youth from Poland and Lithuania in the relation to those who stayed in the home countries; (2) To compare and evaluate whether young Poles and Lithuanians are socially “anchored” or embedded in their destination country; (3)To explore various risks experienced by young migrants from Poland and Lithuania in the context of Brexit; (4) To analyze how the unfolding implications of Brexit affect life trajectories of Poles and Lithuanians, with a special focus on transitions to adulthood; (5) To explore and compare the latest return migration of young Poles and Lithuanians, and (6) To highlight migratory behaviors of ethnic Poles from Lithuania and ethnic Lithuanians from Poland in the UK.


  • The post holder will join the CEEYouth team, Youth Research Center and SWPS University on a full-time basis and will have the following responsibilities:
  • Overseeing, supervising and meeting all milestones and outputs of the CEEYouth project with respect to quantitative research.
  • Supporting operationalization of the core CEEYou(th) research tasks and primary involvement in the preparation of quantitative research tools.
  • Leading the analyses of quantitative data used and collected during the project, with the support of the Lithuanian Partners and a PhD student
  • Participation in and leading the activities related to the scientific outputs of the project, e.g. presenting papers at conferences as well as co-authoring research reports and scholarly articles/papers
  • Collaborating with the international project team, especially with the counterparts in Lithuania and with advisors in the UK.
  • As a member of the Youth Research Center, at SWPS University, supporting its activities.
  • Co-supervising junior researchers involved in the CEEYouth project.


  • Doctoral degree in sociology or a closely related discipline
  • Excellent skills in quantitative research methods and, ideally, a good understanding of mixed-methods approaches
  • Demonstrated track record of writing reports and academic publications on migration studies, youth studies, ethnicity, labor market, work, risk or any other topics related to the project, ideally in English


  • Fluent Polish (handling raw data)
  • Good command of Englsih to facilitiate cooperation with an international research team


  • Full-time employment contract
  • Gross salary PLN 6,380 per month
  • Opportunity to work on an exciting project with a team of international researchers


  • Academic CV (with details of qualifications/ degree; scholarly achievements and awards, experience in research projects, academic interests, etc.)
  • List of publications
  • Cover letter explaining your interest in the position and how you see yourself fulfilling the role
  • Please include the following clause on the processing of personal information on your CV: “I hereby give consent for my personal data included in my application to be processed for the purposes of the recruitment process under the Personal Data Protection Act as of 29 August 1997, consolidated text: Journal of Laws 2016, item 922 as amended.”


Please submit the required documents by March 13, 2019 via the following FORM.

Applications will be evaluated by a hiring committee led by prof. Izabela Grabowska (Principal Investigator). The committee will create a ranking of the candidates. In case of a large number of well-qualified applicants, a second stage of the recruitment procedure will entail face-to-face interviews at the Youth Research Center, at the SWPS University in Warsaw.

The Recruitment Committee reserves the right to contact only the shortlisted candidates.

The Committee’s decision is final and cannot be appealed.

The successful candidate will be announced on March 31, 2019 and will assume job responsibilities on April 1, 2019.

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