Postdoctoral position in Economics, Applied Statistics or related disciplines

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Postdoc

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UOL05358

The research group ‘Economic and Social Well-being’ of the Institute for Health and Behaviour, led by Prof. Conchita D’Ambrosio, is looking for one post-doctoral researcher to conduct cutting-edge multidisciplinary research on the individual life-course from a social-science perspective.

The University | 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 Humanities, Education and Social Sciences (FHSE) brings together expertise from the humanities, linguistics, cognitive sciences, social and educational sciences. People from across 20 disciplines are working within the Faculty. Along with the disciplinary approach a very ambitious interdisciplinary research culture has been developed.

The faculty’s research and teaching focuses on social, economic, political and educational issues with the common goal of contributing to an inclusive, open and resourceful society. The FHSE offers six Bachelor and twenty Master degrees and a doctoral school providing students with the necessary knowledge and high-qualified skills to succeed in their future career.

The research group ‘Economic and Social Well-being’ of the Institute for Health and Behaviour, led by Prof. Conchita D’Ambrosio, is looking for one post-doctoral researcher to conduct cutting-edge multidisciplinary research on the individual life-course from a social-science perspective.

Our research focus is both theoretical and applied. We work to provide theoretically-sound measures of various phenomena - such as economic insecurity, multidimensional poverty, relative deprivation, resilience, and social exclusion - that are becoming increasingly common in our societies. We also explore the impacts of various life events on measures of well-being via the use of panel and birth-cohort data. We enrich the traditional approach followed in the Social Sciences with insights from Biology looking at variables related to DNA and DNA Methylation. We are interested, for example, in the well-being and behavioural consequences of economic insecurity, how economic resources change over the life-cycle, and how economic shocks may have epigenetic impacts on biological aging and the resulting health and well-being implications.

Your Role...

  • Develop quantitative research on measuring individual and social well-being
  • Develop quantitative research on the analysis of the effects of socio-economic and demographic factors on an individual’s life-course
  • Disseminate results through scientific publications, workshops and conferences
  • Interact with the research-team members and colleagues, and participate in project meetings
  • Provide research assistance and assistance in managing an editorial office
  • Contribute to the preparation of research grant proposals

What we expect from you…

  • Ph.D. in Economics, Applied Statistics, or a related discipline
  • Experience in handling longitudinal and birth-cohort datasets
  • Extensive experience in quantitative research (Stata, R, Python, etc.)
  • Fluent in English (speaking and writing)

Offer...

Generous research support, and an attractive working environment in one of the most enjoyable European cities (http://www.euraxess.lu).

In Short...

  • Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract 24 Month (renewable for a maximum of 5 years in total)
  • Work Hours: Full Time 40.0 Hours per Week
  • Location: Belval
  • Job Reference: UOL05358

The yearly gross salary for every Postdoctoral Researcher at the UL is EUR 77167 (full time)

How to apply...

Applications should be submitted online and include:

  • A full CV
  • A research summary with a list of publications (including those in preparation)
  • A cover letter
  • Contact details of two individuals who are willing to provide a letter of recommendation
  • Copies of relevant academic transcripts will be requested at some point during the selection process

All correspondence should be in English.

We ensure a full consideration for applications received by 30/11/2022. Please apply formally through the HR system. Applications by email will not be considered.

The University of Luxembourg embraces inclusion and diversity as key values. We are fully committed to removing any discriminatory barrier related to gender, and not only, in recruitment and career progression of our staff.

Here’s what awaits you at the University

  • Multilingual and international character. Modern institution with a personal atmosphere. Staff coming from 90 countries. Member of the “University of the Greater Region” (UniGR). 
  • A modern and dynamic university. High-quality equipment. Close ties to the business world and to the Luxembourg labour market. A unique urban site with excellent infrastructure.
  • A partner for society and industry. Cooperation with European institutions, innovative companies, the Financial Centre and with numerous non-academic partners such as ministries, local governments, associations, NGOs …

More Information

Posted on

Application Deadline

Type

Postdoc

Reference Number

UOL05358

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