Post-doctoral researcher in Labour Economics



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Job Reference: UOL04589 - CORE - ORIGINS

Organisation data: Economics and Management

Job Number: UOL04589

Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract

Duration: 30 Month

Schedule Type: Full Time

Work Hours: 40.0 Hours per Week


The Department of Economics and Management of the Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance of the University of Luxembourg is looking for a Postdoctoral researcher to conduct research in labour economics with emphasis on intergenerational mobility.


Your Role...

The position is part of the FNR funded project ORIGINS – Social Origins and Intergenerational Persistence of Socioeconomic Outcomes, a joint project between the University of Luxembourg, the Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research (LISER) and VIVE-The Danish Center for Social Science Research. The aim of the project is to study the influence of social origins on individual socioeconomic trajectories deploying high quality register data from Denmark. The postdoctoral researcher will be working under the supervision of Professor Konstantinos Tatsiramos and will become a member of the project team including Professor Paul Bingley (VIVE) and Professor Lorenzo Cappellari (LISER and Università Cattolica Milano). In particular, the Postdoctoral Researcher is expected to

  • Develop and conduct innovative research in labour economics with a focus on intergenerational mobility;
  • Assist in the research objectives of the ORIGINS project;
  • Disseminate research through scientific publications and contributions to conferences and workshops;
  • Interact with other members of the project team and participate in project meetings.



We are looking for a candidate with a PhD in Economics (or close to graduation) preferably with a specialization in labour economics.


In particular, the following requirements apply

  • Strong interest in empirical research in labour economics;
  • Proven ability to autonomously conduct research at a post-doctoral level;
  • Excellent quantitative skills and experience working with data, ideally with administrative data;
  • Proven ability to work independently as well as part of a team;
  • Willingness to work in an inter-cultural and international environment;
  • Excellent communication and writing skills.

 In Short...

  • Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract 30 Month
  • Work Hours: Full Time 40.0 Hours per Week
  • Location: Kirchberg
  • Job Reference: UOL04589 - CORE - ORIGINS


In particular, we offer:

  • An exciting international and multilingual research environment.
  • Excellent facilities including personal work space at the University and funded visits at VIVE in Denmark.
  • Travel opportunities for training and learning.
  • The University offers highly competitive salaries and is an equal opportunity employer.


How to apply...

Please apply formally through the HR system and include:

  • A cover letter outlining your fit with the position;
  • A copy of the PhD diploma or a letter indicating the expected defence date;
  • A detailed curriculum vitae with a complete bibliography of published works;
  • Copy of a publication or job market paper;
  • The name, current position and relationship to the applicant, of two referees.

For more information concerning this position, please contact Prof. Konstantinos Tatsiramos, email:

To ensure full consideration, candidates should apply by 31/12/2021. Shortlisted candidates will be invited for an online interview starting from 15 January 2022.


About us...

The University of Luxembourg is an international research university with a distinctly multilingual and interdisciplinary character. The University was founded in 2003 and counts more than 6,700 students and more than 2,000 employees from around the world. The University’s faculties and interdisciplinary centres focus on research in the areas of Computer Science and ICT Security, Materials Science, European and International Law, Finance and Financial Innovation, Education, Contemporary and Digital History. In addition, the University focuses on cross-disciplinary research in the areas of Data Modelling and Simulation as well as Health and System Biomedicine. Times Higher Education ranks the University of Luxembourg #3 worldwide for its “international outlook,” #20 in the Young University Ranking 2021 and among the top 250 universities worldwide.

The Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance offers three Bachelor programmes, four Master programmes of Management and Economics and six Masters of Laws (LL.M.), as well as several continuing education courses. It also includes the Doctoral School in Law and the Doctoral School in Economics and Finance. Around 2,500 students from 90 different nationalities are enrolled at the Faculty. Academic staff from 18 different nationalities teach at the Faculty, supported by practitioners from the field, visiting scholars and guest professors. Rooted in Luxembourg but with a European and international outlook, the Faculty counts three departments:

  • Department of Law
  • Department of Economics and Management (DEM)
  • Department of Finance

Teaching and research benefit from the proximity of the European institutions, Luxembourg’s world-class financial centre ranked second in the world in investment fund asset domicile, and its vibrant business community. Institutional and private sector partnerships, sponsored Chairs, and a growing network of international partner universities make the FDEF a vibrant academic hub within the University at the heart of Europe.


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Posted on

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Researcher / analyst

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Job Reference: UOL04589 - CORE - ORIGINS