Researcher / analyst
STATEC Research is looking for a researcher to join the research division of the Statistical Office of Luxembourg (STATEC).
The successful candidate will provide policy-relevant evidence on ecological transition, climate change, social and environmental sustainability, related methodological research, and/or contribute research on new growth paradigms and measuring progress. Ideally, the candidate will integrate this work with ongoing research on quality of life, social capital, entrepreneurial studies, and productivity at STATEC. The candidate will co-create a research agenda in the area of environmental economics and sustainable development.
STATEC Research contributes research to the national policy debate and international scientific community. The team aims to understand Luxembourg's social and economic development in a comparative perspective, focusing primarily on applied research in the fields of entrepreneurship, productivity, and well-being.
This is a full-time position based in Luxembourg. The initial appointment is for two years, with the possibility of extension. We offer an attractive salary and research allowance. Junior researchers are preferred, but we will also consider candidates at a more advanced stage in their careers.
Main tasks/responsibilities are to:
- Undertake quantitative policy-relevant research on environmental economics and sustainability that is relevant for Luxembourg;
- Bridge the research on environmental issues with the other research conducted at STATEC;
- Contribute to reports, executive summaries and short articles on environmental and social sustainability, ecological transition, and climate change in Luxembourg, alone and in comparative perspective, over time and across countries;
- Disseminate research findings to the scientific community and wider audiences, including public officials and policy makers;
- Participate in a collaborative research environment, such as joint research projects, outreach activities, seminars, and grant proposals;
- Contribute to the development of the Division’s research agenda on measuring societal progress.
We seek someone with the following traits:
- The potential to contribute to the academic literature on environmental economics;
- Excellent analytical and quantitative skills;
- Good organisational skills, intrinsically motivated and able to meet deadlines;
- Excellent interpersonal skills;
- Ability to work both as part of a team and independently;
- Strong written and oral communication skills in English - the working language of the Division; French and/or German is an advantage.
Candidates should have a PhD in environmental economics, or related discipline, with a strong quantitative background. Experience and/or interest in subjective well-being, social capital, entrepreneurial studies, and productivity analysis is an advantage. A PhD in economics is a distinct asset, though we will consider highly skilled candidates that have substitute skills and/ or experience.
How to apply:
Please address enquiries about the post and applications to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications and enquiries should clearly state the Reference ASBL/2022-03.
The closing date for application is the 31st of December 2022. To apply, a cover letter, full CV, name of two referees, and PhD transcript should be sent by email. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to an interview in early February 2023.
Should interested applicants be willing to be interviewed during the EEA European Job Market, which will be held virtually on 12 – 14 December 2022, then they should submit their applications by November the 28th through EconJobMarket at https://econjobmarket.org/positions/9148 .
All candidates will be contacted with the outcome of their application. Unfortunately, we are unable to provide feedback to those applicants who are not shortlisted. We would like to thank all candidates for their application and interest.
Your personal data, included in your application documents or obtained during the interview, will be processed exclusively for the purposes of the selection process for the advertised position and in accordance with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).