Post-Doctoral Position



The AMSE ( is inviting applications for one postdoctoral fellowship in economics. The position is within the framework of the TMENA2 project (Terrorism, Radicalization, and Government Policy in MENA), coordinated by Pr. C. Muller.

 The position is for two years. The starting date is in September 2019 or earlier and may be negotiable. The gross salary will be between 2,450€/month and 2,800€/month (+ or – 3 years of experience).

 The AMSE is a research center in the metropolitan area of Aix-en-Provence and Marseille. It provides a high-quality research environment. Knowledge of French is NOT required.

 Applicants are expected to show outstanding commitment to research and must have obtained their PhD when taking up the position.

 The TMENA2 project is devoted to the studies of the individual determinants of political participation protest and radicalization in the MENA region, the driving mechanisms and internal structure of political organizations and social communities involved in terrorist activities, and the dynamics of social policies and labour market conditions in the MENA region. It regroups top-level researchers from both the North and the South side of the Mediterranean area.

 The postdoc fellow will work mostly on the TMENA2 project and would be a member of the TMENA2 project team. He will be a member of the Aix-Marseille local team and will concentrate on the work packages related to violent organisations, the effects of MENA violence on Europe, and the root causes of radicalisation.

  He/She would be responsible, under support from the research team, for econometric estimations of micro- and macro-economic models, economic analyses and writing papers. He would also be involved in the academic animation and administration of the project. The assignment may include infrequent travel for workshops in Europe and MENA countries.

 The candidate should provide a detailed argument explaining why his/her research would fit well with the TMENA2 project.

 The candidate must have a PhD in economics or statistics (or under completion) and good writing skills in English. We are looking for candidates with strong empirical skills and fluency in applied econometric techniques. Practical knowledge of GIS software is an asset.

 The following application instructions must be followed:

Applicants should send detailed vitae and one paper, as well as a motivating covering letter. The files must be in .pdf format.

The name of two referees must be filled in the form. Applicants should send the application package directly to

Applications are open until the position is filled. The starting date of the contract is negotiable, between July and September 2019.


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