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The Amsterdam Centre for Tax Law has one open PhD position as of 1 September 2013. The closing date for applying is 1 April 2013.


Publication date

19 February 2013

Level of education


Salary indication

€2.042 (first year) to €2.612 (final year),
gross per month based on 38 hours per week

Closing date

1 April 2013

Scope of work

for 32 - 38 hours per week

 Tasks of the PhD candidate

·       engage in supervised scientific research that will result in a doctoral thesis;

·       present intermediate research results at international workshops and conferences, and publish them in proceedings and journals;

·       contribute to the organization of research activities and events, such as conferences, workshops and joint publications;

·       candidates may also assist in teaching on subjects relevant to the thesis in the Faculty’s curriculum.


·       completed law degree with excellent grades;

·       excellent analytical, social and organizational skills;

·       excellent academic writing skills, fluency in English;

·       ability to work independently;

·       creative researcher and writer.

Further Information

Prof. Otto Marres (


The appointment will be either fulltime (38 hours) or 32 hours a week. The starting date is 1 September 2013. The appointment will initially be for 1 year. Extension of the contract to a maximum of four years is subject to satisfactory performance after the first year.

The gross fulltime monthly salary will be in accordance with the salary scales for PhD candidates at Dutch universities, i.e., ranging from € 2,042 in the first year to € 2,612 in the final year. Secondary benefits at Dutch universities are attractive and include 8% holiday pay and an 8.3% end of year bonus.

Job Application

Applications are to be sent by email to the ACTL PhD program director, Prof. dr. Otto Marres ( and should comprise the following:

·       a motivation letter;

·       a CV;

·       proof of your Master’s degree, including grade transcripts of Bachelor and Master (an LL.M. or similar postgraduate degree from an accredited university is required);

·       a research proposal (no more than 2,000 words; proposal must fit within the ACTL Research Program).

Only complete applications will be considered. Applicants will receive a confirmation of receipt and will be notified on the outcome of the application by 30 April 2013 at the latest.

No agencies please