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California Policy Lab www
Research Assistant
Political Economy
10 Nov 2022
10 Apr 2023
10 Apr 2023

Senior Researcher in Applied Microeconomics and Quantitative Public Policy at the California Policy Lab at UCLA

University of California Los Angeles

Requisition Number: JPF07962

About the California Policy Lab

The California Policy Lab (CPL) creates data-driven insights for the public good. Our mission is to improve the lives of Californians by generating evidence that transforms public policy. We do this by forming lasting partnerships between government and California's flagship public universities to harness the power of research and administrative data. We work on California's most urgent issues, including homelessness, unemployment, poverty, criminal justice reform, and education inequality. We facilitate close working partnerships between policymakers and researchers at the University of California to help evaluate and improve public programs through rigorous empirical research and technical assistance. CPL recognizes the value of having a diverse staff at all levels of the organization. We are looking for equity-minded applicants who represent and understand the diverse racial and ethnic, gender identity, sexual orientation, educational, socioeconomic, cultural, and disability backgrounds present in California. When you join our team, you can expect to be part of an inclusive and equity-focused community.

The Position

This is an exciting role for a mid- or advanced-career researcher who wants to design and conduct policy-relevant research in partnership with state and local agencies in California. The ideal candidate has expertise in one or more of the following areas: homelessness, employment, workforce development, or the social safety net. The Researcher conducts independent quantitative research, including conceptualizing research questions and designs; overseeing the requesting, receiving, and cleaning of data files; creating and overseeing the implementation of analysis plans; conducting quality assurance reviews; summarizing results in documents for both academic and policy audiences; and generating replicability documentation. The Researcher can implement and defend multiple causal research designs, including randomized control trials, quasi-experimental designs, and non-experimental designs. The Researcher will write grant proposals to support research tasks and contribute to grant reporting.

The Researcher will also supervise junior staff. A successful candidate has demonstrated experience managing research projects, supervising research teams, mentoring junior staff, and supporting professional development of team members. They will also participate and help lead CPL hiring and organizational development.

The position will report to the Faculty Director, and will work directly with leading social policy researchers at UC and beyond, state and local government agency staff, and CPL's leadership team. Researcher/Senior Researcher job title and campus title will be based on experience and qualifications.

Salary Range $105,000 to $155,000

Preferred qualifications

● Record of independent research and publication, including leading research design, analysis, and writing for

both academic and policy audiences.

● Experience managing research projects, including supervising and assigning tasks to project staff.

● Experience writing grant proposals, communicating with funders, and managing grant reporting.

● Expertise in one or more of CPL's primary policy areas.

● Experience working with large and complex datasets, including administrative datasets.

● Knowledge of data management systems, practices, and standards.

● Ability to work discreetly with sensitive and confidential data.

● Strong interpersonal and communication skills and ability to work both independently and as a team member.

● Strong organizational skills and attention to detail and ability to multi-task with demanding timeframes.

● Experience collaborating with government agency partners

To apply, please visit:

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy,

To apply, visit (See posting for details.)

Location of job: 4284 School of Public Affairs, UCLA, Los Angeles, California, 90095, United States
Degree required: Doctorate
Job start date: Flexible
Job duration: Continuing/permanent
Letters of reference required: 3
Department of Economics and Business www
Università degli Studi del Piemonte Orientale www
Associate Professor  •  Research Assistant
Any field
2 Dec 2022
28 Feb 2023
28 Feb 2023

The Department of Economic and Business Studies (DiSEI) at the Università del Piemonte Orientale (UPO) is about to recruit economists for a tenure track position (RTDb). We will publish at least two calls in Economics (SECS-P/1) within the next few months (the first call should appear in the Gazzetta by 16/12/2022). The Department is located in Novara, 80km east of Turin, 50km west of Milan, and just 30km south of Malpensa Airport - Milan, one of Italy’s major transport hubs.

The economics group is international, young, and in expansion. You will have a chance to shape the future of the group with us. You should have a PhD in economics and at least three years of experience as a post-doc. Knowledge of Italian for teaching is required. Tenure as associate professor will be given after obtaining the National Scientific Habilitation (Abilitazione Scientifica Nazionale di seconda fascia) within three years (the Department may anticipate the promotion).

The annual gross starting salary is € 44.009. For applicants transferring from abroad, Italy offers a generous ten year tax holiday.

If you are interested, feel free to contact Martin Zagler (, Francesco Figari ( or Giorgia Casalone ( for further information and for being alerted once the calls have been published.

To apply, send a message to,, (See posting for details.)

Location of job: via E. Perrone, 18, Novara, Italy
Degree required: Doctorate
Job start date: Flexible
Job duration: Continuing/permanent

Belfield, Ireland
Starts 2023-09-01. Duration: 4 years
Nora Margot Strecker www
University College Dublin www
Research Assistant
Public Economics
29 Nov 2022
31 Jan 2023
28 Feb 2023

The PhD Fellowship is funded through the Ad Astra Fellowship of Dr. Nora Strecker. The project undertaken with this PhD Fellowship will be at the intersection of public economics, public finance, inequality, and international economics. Research will focus on the economic effects of different forms of taxation and how taxation has been shaped by political, social, and economic factors.

Tasks will include, among others, collecting and programming calculators for income and wealth taxation, contributing to co-authored research projects, and presenting research outputs on a regular interval.

The successful candidate will have to complete the UCD School of Economics PhD programme and be located in the research facility of UCD Geary Institute. The candidate will require skills in public economics and public finance, microeconometric methods, and an interest in taxation and inequality.

The PhD Fellowship includes:

  • Tax-free stipend of €19,500 per year for 4 years, plus additional top-ups.
  • A fee waiver for the four years.
  • €4,000 per annum to support research (conference participation and travel, purchase of a computer and software).

Mandatory Selection Criteria:

  • Master’s degree in economics, or equivalent quantitative graduate degree with knowledge of economics or quantitative social sciences
  • Experience with social science statistical data analysis software (STATA/R)
  • Experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel)
  • Analytical and critical evaluation skills
  • Excellent English communication skills including report writing and presentation skills.
  • Attention to detail and strong organisational skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • An interest in public finance and taxation

Application Process:

  • Application should be made to Dr. Nora Strecker ( by January 31, 2023.
  • The application must include:
    • CV including the name of two references. Please include the letters of recommendation along with your application or have your references send them directly to the email above.
    • Copy of diplomas and transcripts of records.
    • Application letter outlining personal research interests and suitability of the Fellowship.
    • If possible, please supply an example of previous research: Bachelor or Master’s thesis, research project, etc.
  • The successful candidacy is subject to the approval of the UCD Graduate Research Board and subsequent admittance to the PhD programme via the UCD on-line system.

To apply, send a message to (See posting for details.)

Location of job: UCD School of Economics, Belfield, Dublin, 4, Ireland
Degree required: Masters
Job start date: 2023-09-01
Job duration: 4 years
Letters of reference required: 3

Dublin 2, Ireland
Flexible start date. Duration: 3 years
Jian Cao www
Trinity College Dublin, University of Dublin www
Research Assistant
Various fields
Econometrics  •  Other  •  Computational Economics  •  Statistics
26 Nov 2022
9 Jan 2023
9 Feb 2023

We have an opening for a Research Fellow (postdoc) in machine learning applied to the social sciences (conflict/war) at Trinity College Dublin (Department of Political Science). Of particular interest are candidates with experience in time series analysis and clustering but we are open to a broad range of profiles

The position will be a part of the ERC Consolidator Grant PaCE (Patterns of Conflict Escalation) which searches for repeating patterns in pre-war time series. The successful candidate will join a growing and dynamic team of computer scientists, physicists, and social scientists.

More information about the position and how to apply is available at:

The closing date is January 9th. More information about the project is available at:

To apply, send a message to (See posting for details.)

Location of job: College Green, Dublin 2, Ireland
Degree required: Doctorate
Job start date: Flexible
Job duration: 3 years
Letters of reference required: 3
Interviews: Interviews will be conducted remotely by video

Evanston, United States
Starts 2023-07-01. Duration: 2 years
Kellogg School of Management www
Northwestern University www
Research Assistant (Pre-Doc)
7 Oct 2022
31 Jan 2023
2 Feb 2023

Professors Amanda Starc, Craig Garthwaite, and David Dranove are looking for an Empirical Research Fellow for a period of at least one year, but ideally two years.
Research fellows work closely with faculty on a number of new and ongoing projects in in economics fields with an emphasis on healthcare. Research fellows collect and organize data, conduct statistical analysis and provide other support associated with faculty research. The ideal candidate should be completing (or have completed) a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree and will have: (i) a strong quantitative background; (ii) excellent programming skills (especially in Stata, R or Matlab); (iii) past experience with research, including independent work (such as an undergrad thesis) or work as a research assistant. A background in Economics is a strongly recommended, though not required; in fact, we encourage candidates with strong technical backgrounds who are looking to receive more exposure to Economics or Finance. Previous holders of this and similar positions at Kellogg have gone on to Ph.D. programs at the University of Chicago, Harvard, MIT, Northwestern, Princeton, and Stanford.
The preferred start date is July 1, 2023 though earlier start dates will be considered. Applications will be evaluated on a rolling basis, but all applications submitted by January 31, 2023 will be given full consideration. The selected candidate will be offered a one-year appointment, with the ability to renew for one year based on performance.

To apply, visit (See posting for details.)

Location of job: 2211 Campus Drive, Evanston, Illinois, 60208, United States
Degree required: Bachelors
Job start date: 2023-07-01
Job duration: 2 years
Letters of reference required: 3
Interviews: Interviews will be conducted remotely by video starting February, 2023.

Lausanne, Switzerland
Flexible start date. Duration: 5 years
Giorgio Zanarone www
University of Lausanne www
Research Assistant (Pre-Doc)
Various fields
Industrial Organization  •  Law and Economics  •  Business Economics  •  Management, General
29 Oct 2022
8 Jan 2023
8 Jan 2023

PhD Student in Organizational economics and governance


The University of Lausanne is a leading academic institution composed of seven schools, which educates approximately 14,300 students, and employs 3,900 among professors, other researchers, and collaborators. Situated along the idyllic Lake of Geneva, near Lausanne's city center, the university brings together students and faculty from over 120 nationalities. HEC Lausanne, Unil’s School of Economics and Management, is renowned for its research and teaching excellence, consistently ranking among the top institutions in Europe by scientific publications, as well as the quality of its academic programs.

The Department of Strategy, Globalization and Society

The Department of Strategy, Globalization and Society (SGS) provides a stimulating, collegial, and interdisciplinary research environment. We value the diverse expertise of our faculty, which advances our understanding of business strategy and the social environment of business, while facilitating synergies and scientific collaborations with other departments at the School. Members of the Department regularly publish their research in leading outlets such as Strategic Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Academy of Management Journal, Management Science, Administrative Science quarterly, Journal of Management, Academy of Management Annals, and Journal of Management Studies, among others.

Job information

Expected start date: February 1st, 2023 or a mutually agreed date

Contract duration: The initial contract is one year. The contract is twice renewable for two years (max. funding period is five years)

Place of work: University of Lausanne, School of Business and Economics,

(HEC), Department of Strategy, Globalisation, and Society (SGS).

Type of position: Full time

Salary: Please follow this link and look under " Assistants diplômés"

Supervisor: Prof. Giorgio Zanarone

Your responsibilities

• As a PHD student, you must be accepted and enrolled in the Doctoral School in Management or Economics at HEC Lausanne within your first year of contract. As such, at least 50% of your time will be dedicated to completion of the doctoral studies and thesis.

• In addition to completion of the doctoral courses and thesis, your position will involve teaching and administrative duties for The School and department, and research support for your thesis supervisor.

Your qualifications

with the ideal candidate for this position should have the following skills and interests:

• A Master’s degree in Economics or Management

• Fluency in English

• An interest in governance, contracting, cooperative strategy, and organization design

• Strong quantitative skills with an interest in either game-theoretic modeling or empirical methods (experiments, field experiments and RCTs, microeconometrics)

Your application

Deadline: January 8th, 2023

Please, send the following documents in pdf format:

• Letter of motivation

• Research Proposal (guidelines)

• Curriculum Vitae

• Two letters of recommendation

• Copies of university diplomas and degrees; transcripts (indicating marks/grades achieved)

• Copy of your MSc thesis or other research project

Only applications submitted through the UNIL Career website will be considered. We thank you for your understanding.

What the position offers you

We offer an outstanding research environment in a multicultural, diverse, and dynamic academic setting. The scientific rigor of our doctoral program, our weekly research seminars hosting leading scholars from all over the world, the continuous interaction with our distinguished research faculty, and the collegial and interdisciplinary nature of our School will provide you with strong research skills and excellent opportunities for your academic and professional training and growth.

Contact for further information

For any information related to the research content of this position please contact Prof. Giorgio Zanarone:

For any administrative information related to your application, please contact Mrs Pavla Le Moing:

Additional information

Information about the Faculty of Business and Economics is available here:

Information on the Department of Strategy, Globalisation and Society (SGS) is available here:

Information about the doctoral program in Economics is available here:

Information on the doctoral program in Management is available here:

Information about Prof. Giorgio Zanarone is available here:

Seeking to promote an equitable representation of men and women among its staff, the University encourages applications from women.

To apply, visit (See posting for details.)

Location of job: Batiment Internef, Lausanne, Switzerland
Degree required: Masters
Job start date: Flexible
Job duration: 5 years
Letters of reference required: 3
Interviews: Interviews will be conducted remotely by video starting January, 2023.

Tuebingen, Germany
Starts 2023-04-01. Duration: 3 years
Department of Managerial Accounting www
University of Tübingen www
Research Assistant (Pre-Doc)
Various fields
Microeconomics  •  Business Economics  •  Accounting  •  Management, General
2 Dec 2022
20 Dec 2022
1 Jan 2023

The University of Tübingen is one of Europe’s oldest universities and in recent years has been very successful in the German federal and state governments’ Excellence Initiative. The Department of Managerial Accounting, Prof. Dr. Patrick Kampkötter, is inviting applications for a position as

Research and Teaching Assistant /
PhD Student (f/m/d)

(German public sector pay scheme E 13 TV-L, 100%)

for the duration of 3 years starting from April 2023.

The position combines research and teaching. We focus on applied research in the fields of managerial accounting and organizational economics based on modern microeconomic methods such as the econometric analysis of field data (company data sets, establishment and population surveys, etc.) and field experiments.

The purpose of your work is to conduct high quality research and teaching on individual behavior within organizations. Topics cover, for instance, the design and effects of compensation and performance evaluation systems, and the use of accounting information and performance indicators in firms.

You will present your research at international academic conferences and publish papers, either individually or written jointly with co-authors, in top-tier international academic journals. A part of your working time will also be dedicated to teaching, particularly in the area of managerial accounting and business economics. Enthusiasm for teaching is therefore highly desirable. Writing a dissertation will be an essential part of your activities. An excellent master’s degree or equivalent in economics, business administration, mathematics or related areas and a strong ability and interest for quantitative research methods and applied microeconometrics is a precondition for this position. Applicants should be fluent in English (spoken and written).

The University seeks to raise the number of women in research and teaching and therefore urges qualified women to apply. Disabled candidates will be given preference over other equally qualified applicants.

The employment will be carried out by the central administration of the University of Tübingen.

The application should consist of the following documents: short letter of motivation (max. one page), curriculum vitae, diploma and transcripts of records, and a copy of the master thesis (or equivalent, if already completed). Please send your application by December 20, 2022 in one single PDF attachment via email to you have any further queries, do not hesitate to contact Prof. Dr. Patrick Kampkötter (

To apply, send a message to (See posting for details.)

Location of job: Nauklerstr. 47, 72074, Tuebingen, Germany
Degree required: Masters
Job start date: 2023-04-01
Job duration: 3 years

Bologna, Italy
Flexible start date. Duration: 3 years
Prometeia www
Other nonacademic  •  Research Assistant
Various fields
Econometrics  •  Environmental; Ag. Econ.  •  Finance  •  Other  •  Political Economy  •  Statistics
10 Nov 2022
31 Dec 2022
31 Dec 2022

Are you curious, willing to get involved, join a dynamic company and have the opportunity to innovate with your work and skills?

Prometeia offers you opportunities for growth and training in a Group with over 1000 professionals working for more than 500 clients in 20 countries around the world.

Prometeia is proud member of a partnership with GRINS – Growing Resilient, Inclusive and Sustainable is an extended partnership between 12 public universities (Bologna, Napoli Federico II, Padova, Torino, Politecnico di Milano, Bari, Catania, Palermo, Roma Tor Vergata, Cagliari, Venezia Ca’ Foscari and Bergamo), 3 institutions (University of Bocconi, the Einaudi Institute for Economics and Finance – EIEF, and the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna di Pisa) and a number of private companies and institutions. GRINS is financed with funds from the National Recovery and Resilience Plan (NRRP) and its goal is to create knowledge, tools and data to support the national system of research in accordance with the guidelines and principle of the NRRP: favoring resilient, inclusive, and sustainable growth.

As one of the partners of the project, Prometeia seeks to hire 6 researchers to work in areas of research related to sustainable and resilient growth: design and evaluation of public policies for the climate transition, households’ resilience to economic and financial shocks, sustainable finance, climate risk management, innovation and policies for the circular economy.

  • Demonstrated knowledge on at least one of the relevant areas detailed above
  • Proven experience in developing and implementing best practice methodological approaches
  • Postgraduate degree in Economics or Finance or related fields (Statistics, Business, Climate economics…)
  • A few years of research or work experience in the areas detailed above are a preferential requirement
  • Knowledge of main softwares for data analysis and modelling (Phyton, Matlab, Stata and similar)
  • Strong analytical and writing skills and track record in producing written work and other communications and knowledge materials
  • Excellent knowledge of written and spoken English
  • Ability to take responsibility for achieving agreed outputs within set deadlines
  • Openness to change and ability to receive/integrate feedback
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

Bologna, Italy

The position involves a three years fixed-term contract.


Our history, as well as the future, is based on the value of our people. The biggest investment at Prometeia is in our people, and it concerns every aspect of professional life. We call it 'Total Compensation' and is made up of Compensation - consisting of a fixed and a variable component -, an important Welfare Plan, active since 2015 – we have been among the first to introduce it in Italy - and Benefits, which include all the initiatives undertaken for the well-being of our people.


Flexibility is an intrinsic value of the way we work. At Prometeia, smart working is an organizational method based on trust, which results in benefits in terms of work/life balance, impact on the environment and optimization of company results, through autonomy and empowerment of people.


Our evaluation system is based on the full enhancement of people and their continuous dialogue as a stimulus for regular, mutual professional and personal growth. Transparent discussions between managers and team members are set up within the projects, where reciprocal and timely feedback is exchanged. The process is fully digitalized and aimed at continuously improving the development trajectory of the individual and the company.


Prometeia means ongoing training. We provide an average of 11 days of training per year to our people, in-person and online. Particular attention is paid to younger colleagues, who are the protagonists of dedicated growth programs, and to the continuous sharing and internal transfer of know-how and skills. On-the-job training is also important, through immediate and direct confrontation with the market.


If you are one of our employees, and you recommend a person who is later recruited, you are entitled to a financial bonus! This is an important opportunity to contribute to the growth of Prometeia as a whole, by attracting acknowledged market professionals and new tech talents.


Through the dedicated app Pr(Home)teia, we have completely digitalized and integrated the management of our physical and virtual environments. Access to the office, smart working, workstations, meeting rooms, carpooling... everything is just a click away.


Our Community is extremely diverse, as are the skills of the people who are part of it and who share its values, and the individuals and organizations that are directly or indirectly involved in our activities. Clients, People of the Group, Alumni, Institutions, Academia, non-profit entities with which we actively collaborate, are stakeholders representing a great value for us, in terms of trust and collaboration.


We promote and respect equal opportunities and consider differences as a value. Diversity & Inclusion are fundamental values: from the selection phase to everyday life, also through dedicated training moments to develop individual sensitivities and unicities.


We responsibly take an active role towards the environment, the territories and the communities in which we operate. Our Headquarter in Bologna has obtained the Leed Gold Certification, one of the highest awards that recognizes the performance of the building in terms of energy and water savings, reduction of CO2 emissions, improvement of the ecological quality of the interior, materials and resources used. In the Sustainability Report we report the results achieved within the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the 2030 Agenda that, drafted by the United Nations in 2016, we have been supporting since 2020.

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Location of job: Piazza Trento e Trieste 3, Bologna, Bologna, Italy
Degree required: Doctorate
Job start date: Flexible
Job duration: 3 years
Letters of reference required: 1
Interviews: Interviews will be conducted remotely by video starting November, 2022.
Application deadline: 31 Dec 2022 midnight UTC

Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Flexible start date. Duration: 2 years
Deutsche Bundesbank www
Research Assistant
Econometrics  •  Finance
21 Nov 2022
18 Dec 2022
18 Dec 2022

To work in the Research Centre at our Central Office in Frankfurt am Main, initially on a two-year contract, we are looking to recruit a Research Assistant (part-time 50%).

What the job entails

You will support the Head of Research in producing academic papers and analyses in areas such as macro-finance, monetary economics and financial intermediation.

Working in an international team, you will contribute to the Deutsche Bundesbank's decision-making process by providing insights into fundamental issues based on academic research. In your work, you will have access to an excellent IT and data infrastructure and have contact with leading international academics.

What we are looking for

  • Accredited master's degree or equivalent qualification in a degree programme with a quantitative focus (e.g. economics or finance) and very good results
  • Working towards a Ph.D. or enrolment in a Ph.D. programme in Economics or Finance
  • Very Good knowledge of empirical methods and economic theory
  • Experience using mathematical statistical applications such as Matlab or Stata
  • Good knowledge of data services such as Bloomberg, Refinitiv Eikon or FactSet as well as sound programming skills, e.g. in Python, would be an advantage
  • Very Good command of written and spoken English

What we have to offer

Alongside a unique set of tasks in an international environment, we offer attractive employment conditions (e.g. a free Rhein-Main-Jobticket, flexible and predictable working hours, options for working from home). The remuneration for this position corresponds to pay grade 13 of the wage agreement for the public sector (Tarifvertrag für den öffentlichen Dienst) plus a bank allowance. We also promote targeted training as well as the completion of your PhD through a variety of measures.

Diversity and equal opportunities are key components of the Bundesbank’s human resources policy. Where candidates are equally qualified for the position, preference will be given to applicants with a disability. The Bundesbank also promotes gender equality in the workplace, and therefore particularly welcomes applications from women. If you have any questions regarding the application procedure, please contact Ms Ruth Etteldorf in Human Resources on +49 (0)69 9566 33873. For questions relating to the position itself, please get in touch with Mr Sven Blank by email (

For more information, visit our website at
We look forward to receiving your online application and supporting documentation (cover letter, CV, study certificates or current academic transcript) by 18th of December 2022, quoting the reference number 2022_1090_02.

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Location of job: Wilhelm-Epstein-Straße 14, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Degree required: Masters
Job start date: Flexible
Job duration: 2 years
Letters of reference required: 3
Application deadline: 18 Dec 2022 midnight UTC

* The date by which applications should be submitted to be given full consideration by the recruiter (e.g. the date the recruiter will start reviewing applications and selecting candidates for interview).