FG IV - Economic Analyst - General Equilibrium Modeller
Researcher / analyst
As the science and knowledge service of the Commission, the mission of DG Joint Research Centre is to support EU policies with independent evidence throughout the whole policy cycle.
The JRC is located in 5 Member States (Belgium, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands and Spain). Further information is available at: https://ec.europa.eu/jrc/
The current vacancy is in Directorate B – Growth and Innovation, Fiscal Policy Analysis Unit, JRC.B.2: Further information: https://ec.europa.eu/jrc/en/research-topic/fiscal-policy-analysis
Member of the contract staff FGIV – art. 3b of the Conditions of Employment of Other Servants http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=CONSLEG:1962R0031:20110101:EN:PDF)
The Fiscal Policy Analysis Unit of JRC Seville wishes to recruit an economic modeller to provide quantitative modelling support for EU fiscal policy. This will be delivered within the support framework to DG EMPL, DG ECFIN and DG TAXUD, and involve contexts such as the EU fiscal surveillance framework and the European Semester.
The successful candidate will be expected to support the analysis of pension reforms through the maintenance and development of an overlapping generation model. Research and analytical work will involve collaboration with other European Commission services and other relevant international organisations and research institutions.
WE LOOK FOR:
Candidates should ideally have a PhD (doctoral diploma) or a minimum of 5 years professional experience after university studies of at least 3 years (attested by a diploma). She/he should have a solid background in economics, preferably in the area of fiscal policy and/or pension analysis.
The successful candidate must have experience in general equilibrium modelling. Specific experience with overlapping generation modelling and pension policy are particularly welcome. A good command of programming languages such as Python (or a strong willingness to acquire a good command of it) would be an additional asset.
The successful candidate will be expected to work with a large-scale general equilibrium micro-macro overlapping generations model on issues related to pensions, demographic change and fiscal policy. Therefore, the candidate should either have experience in these areas, or a strong motivation to learn, with a solid knowledge of general equilibrium modelling.
A track record of research and publications will be an asset.
As English is the main working language, the candidate should have a very good level and be able to speak, read and write in this language.
INDICATIVE CONTRACT’S DURATION:
36 months initial contract with possible renewals up to maximum 6 years.
PLACE OF WORK: Seville (ES)
RULES AND ELIGIBILITY:
To be eligible for the position, the candidate must be on a valid EPSO reserve list for Function Group IV contract staff.
You can be added to an EPSO reserve list if you complete successfully an EPSO selection procedure.
Candidates who are on a valid EPSO reserve list or have applied to an EPSO selection procedure can apply to this specific position through http://recruitment.jrc.ec.europa.eu/?type=AX.
How to apply to an EPSO selection procedure?
Apply to the permanent EPSO call (CAST Permanent) https://epso.europa.eu/documents/2240_en. This reserve list is used by a wide range of organisations (institutions, bodies, offices and agencies of the European Union).
(OR ONLY FOR FGIV):
Apply either to the permanent EPSO call (CAST Permanent) https://epso.europa.eu/documents/2240_en or a specialised call for researchers https://ec.europa.eu/jrc/en/working-with-us/jobs/vacancies/function-group-IV-researchers
The CAST Permanent reserve list is used by a wide range of organisations (institutions, bodies, offices and agencies of the European Union), whereas the specialised reserve list for researchers (JRC Call COM/1/2015/GFIV – Research) is mainly used by the JRC.
• Cultivates a workplace based on respect for other people and the environment.
• Embraces non-discriminatory practices and equality of opportunity. In case of equal merit, preference will be given to the gender in minority.
Researcher / analyst
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