FG IV - Economic Analyst - Microsimulation Modelling
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 the Fiscal Policy Analysis Unit of Directorate B for Growth and Innovation of the Joint Research Centre. The directorate provides scientific support to improve the European economic and financial governance and contributes to the reform of the European financial system. Further information about the unit’s activities can be found via this link: https://ec.europa.eu/jrc/en/research-topic/fiscal-policy-analysis
More information about EUROMOD can be found at his link: https://euromod-web.jrc.ec.europa.eu/
Member of the contract staff FG IV – art. 3b of the Conditions of Employment of Other Servants http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=CONSLEG:1962R0031:20110101:EN:PDF
We have a vacancy within the JRC EUROMOD team. The successful candidate will contribute to the maintenance, update and documentation of the EUROMOD model in close collaboration with EUROMOD national teams and ESTAT.
S/he will contribute to the timely public release of the model and to the preparation of EUROMOD annual country reports and will actively participate in the organisation of the annual EUROMOD scientific workshop and EUROMOD project meetings.
The successful candidate will furthermore provide modelling support for the analysis of tax and social reforms in the EU, in particular in the context of the European Semester policy cycle. Modelling and analytical tasks will involve collaboration with other European Commission services, in particular ESTAT and other relevant international organizations and research institutions, in particular the EUROMOD national country teams.
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).
Furthermore, candidates should have a solid background in one or several of the following fields: tax policy, social policy, inequalities and poverty analyses. The successful candidate will be expected to have experience in large micro-dataset analysis and statistics (in particular using the Stata software) and/ or in microsimulation modelling.
Previous experience with the EUROMOD microsimulation model coding and data preparation would be an additional asset.
A track record of research and publications in the area of tax and social policy are also welcome.
As English is the main working language, candidates 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 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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