Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Labour Economics



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Role Description

We wish to recruit two postdoctoral researchers to join the team to contribute to the Institute’s programme of labour market economics research. The successful candidate will be expected to work on a variety of labour market projects and will be expected to undertake a range of duties including: report writing; data analysis; model estimation; and liaising with clients and other stakeholders.

The Institute

The ESRI, founded in 1960, is located in Dublin’s South Docklands area. Its mission is to produce high quality research, relevant to Ireland’s economic and social development, with the aim of contributing to knowledge and informing policymaking and public debate. It has over 110 staff including economists, sociologists and other social scientists, in addition to support and technical staff.

The labour market research team of the ESRI undertakes research on a wide range of labour market issues at both Irish and European levels, the results of which are disseminated to both policy and academic audiences. 

Skills, Qualifications and Experience

Candidates should have a strong background in economics with relevant research experience in the area of applied labour / microeconomic research, a proven ability to work with complex datasets, and the skills to contribute independently to research output in the area of applied labour economics.

The successful candidate will have:

  • A PhD in economics;
  • Excellent quantitative skills;
  • A proven ability in data analysis and model estimation on labour market or other applied microeconomic issues;
  • Relevant experience in policy related research, particularly in the areas of labour market and / or applied microeconomics;
  • Strong skills in writing and communication;
  • Proven ability to work effectively as part of a team and to deliver outputs to tight deadlines;
  • Flexibility and capacity to contribute to other areas of ESRI research.

Terms & Application Procedure

The role is full-time (37 hours per week - standard working hours are 09.00-17.30, Monday – Thursday and 09.00-17.00, Friday). Appointments will be on a three-year, fixed-term contract basis and salary will be in the range €41,055 - €45,502, commensurate with experience. The successful candidate will be based in our offices in Dublin 2. The appointee will hold an adjunct position at Trinity College Dublin.

To apply for this position please follow the link below to apply through the careers section of our website. The closing date for applications is 5pm on 21 August 2020. The selection process will consist of a preliminary interview and, for candidates successful at that stage, a final interview and presentation. The ESRI are following Government guidelines regarding COVID-19 and its offices are currently closed. Therefore, each stage of the selection process is likely to be held via video-conference (MS Teams) and the successful candidate will be expected to work remotely for a temporary period.

All applications will be acknowledged. Late or incomplete applications will not be processed. 

The ESRI is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to accommodating the needs of people with disabilities to enable them to participate in the selection process. Please let us know if you have any particular requirements should you be invited for assessment/interview or that you wish us to take into account when considering your application.

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