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Zürich, Switzerland  •  map
Flexible start date. Duration: 1 year
Department of Economics www
University of Zurich (Universität Zürich) www
Research Assistant (Pre-Doc)
Labor; Demographic Economics  •  Health; Education; Welfare
13 Jan 2022
30 Jun 2022
30 Jun 2022

The Department of Economics of the University of Zurich invites applications for the position of a Predoctoral Fellow in Economics. The Predoctoral Fellow will work on projects in the fields of labor, gender, innovation, and environmental economics under the supervision of Prof. Anne Brenøe and Prof. David Hémous. Currently, ongoing projects study gender inequalities within firms, early childhood interventions or the effect of automation on employment outcomes. The position is partly financed with an ERC starting grant on Automation.

The position offers an opportunity to gain first-hand experience in developing cutting-edge empirical research. We expect to involve the candidate in different stages of research. Specific responsibilities include obtaining, organizing and cleaning data, analyzing data using statistical software, presenting results, writing documentations and reports, and supporting an ongoing field experiment.

Job Qualifications:

  • Education: This position is usually filled by those with a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in economics, social sciences, public policy, mathematics, statistics, or related fields. Training in microeconomics, macroeconomics, econometrics, and statistics is required.

  • Experience: Candidates should have hands-on experience with statistical software notably Stata. Formal post-undergraduate professional experience is not required.

  • Time Management: Proven ability to handle several different projects/tasks at one time, successfully complete tasks assigned, and meet deadlines. A willingness to work hard, be self-motivated, and learn will be essential for doing well in this position.

  • Communication: Good oral and written communication skills in English.

This position offers a range of on-the-job learning opportunities and mentoring from faculty supervisors in an inspiring and interdisciplinary academic environment.

The predoctoral position is a full-time commitment. It combines research work with learning activities and is ideal for a recent graduate who is interested in going on to do a PhD in Economics.

This position has a flexible start date in the spring or early summer 2022. The appointment will be for one year and may be extended by one additional year.

Complete applications including motivation letter, CV, academic transcripts, a writing sample, and at least two letters of recommendation should be sent to beatrice.manca@econ.uzh.ch (letters of recommendation can be sent separately). The screening of applications will start on February 7, 2022. We welcome applications until the position is filled. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

To apply, send a message to beatrice.manca@econ.uzh.ch. (See posting for details.)

Location of job: Schönberggasse 1, Zürich, 8001, Switzerland (map)
Degree required: Bachelors
Job start date: Flexible
Job duration: 1 year
Letters of reference required: 2

PARIS, France  •  map
Flexible start date.
ESG for Investors www
Research Assistant
Any field
25 Jan 2022
30 Apr 2022
30 Apr 2022

Position: PhD Researcher in Sustainable Investment

Location: Paris Working

Language: English

Contract Type: Full-Time position

The quickly expanding research initiative ESG for Investors is looking for several ambitious researchers, recent PhD graduates, eager to have a positive impact on the environment and society. The positions will be held within the investment boutique that manages the initiative, Arvella Investments.

Company: ESG for Investors is an international research initiative. Our team is composed of highly trained and experienced professionals collaborating with scholars from top-universities. We conduct innovative ESG research at international scientific standards, matching academic quality with core relevance to investors. We develop innovative and rigorous investment tools with the dual objective to generate great ESG impact and enhance portfolio returns. ESG for Investors is spearheaded by Arvella investments, a sustainable investment boutique built in 2017 by two former Goldman Sachs Managing Directors and a former CEO of HSBC Asset Management. Arvella’s mission is to excel at managing wealth while making our world a better place. Arvella is a pan-European company with offices in Paris and London. Our diverse team spans 13 nationalities. To fulfil our ambition, we expect candidates to adhere to the highest professional and ethical standards.

Role:

Research

• Contribute to ESG for Investors research agenda

• Develop tools that assist investors’ ESG engagement and funding decisions

• Maintain existing models and implement upgrades

• Suggest new research leads and investigate them

• Collaborate with other researchers (academics and practitioners, inside or outside the initiative)

Communication

• Disseminate research results to diverse audiences (webinars, presentations, seminars, etc.)

• Train users on the various tools

Operations

• Manage data sourcing and upkeep

• Perform econometric analysis, model validation and implementation

• Possibility to partake in the web-management of the platform

Requirements:

• PhD in Economics/Statistics/Finance from any field

• Recent PhD graduate with keen interest (but not necessarily expertise) in ESG and Financial Markets

• Python (or other programming skills)

• Econometrics training and strong attention to detail

• Excellent (verbal and written) communication skills

• Fluent in English, other languages a plus

We strongly value diversity, across all criteria

Please send your CV and a brief introductory email to recruiting@esgforinvestors.com

To apply, send a message to recruiting@esgforinvestors.com. (See posting for details.)

Location of job: 50 rue de Monceau, PARIS, 75008, France (map)
Degree required: Doctorate
Job start date: Flexible
Job duration: Continuing/permanent
Interviews: Interviews will be conducted remotely by video starting January, 2022.

London, United Kingdom  •  map
Flexible start date. Duration: 1 year
Centre for Economic Performance www
London School of Economics and Political Science www
Research Assistant (Pre-Doc)
Various fields
Development; Growth  •  Microeconomics  •  Management, General
14 Dec 2021
17 Feb 2022
17 Feb 2022

Programme on Innovation and Diffusion (POID), London School of Economics and Political Science

Research Assistant

Salary from £31,029 to £35,635 pa inclusive with potential to progress to £38,283 pa inclusive of London allowance

Fixed term appointment for 1 year (with option to renew for 2 years)

The Programme on Innovation and Diffusion (POID) is seeking to appoint a Research Assistant for a one-year period. The project will use cutting-edge research into how to boost productivity through nurturing innovation – ideas that are new to the world – and how to diffuse these ideas across the economy.

The project is led by Professor John Van Reenen. The role-holder will play a major role in the planning, design, and implementation of the project and will co-author all outputs accordingly. The role will assist with data matching, processing, modelling, and analysis and will contribute to co-authored top-journal-quality publications.

The successful candidate should have an undergraduate degree in Economics or other quantitative discipline. A Masters in Economics or other quantitative science discipline (but must have very good knowledge of economics) by post start date is desirable. Standard of Masters should qualify entry to a PhD programme.

Essential criteria include: advanced experience of using Stata for analysing large scale micro data sets; experience of large scale data driven projects; experience of data work requiring great accuracy and attention to detail; ability to identify appropriate methods of economic investigation; ability to interpret and analyse patterns or trends in data; and ability to think through economic problems analytically. Ability to perform literature reviews for obtaining data from data providers and running survey; and excellent written and verbal communication skills and ability to convey technical material in non-technical terms for policy and other non- academic stakeholders are essential, as is the collation, presentation of other team members’ work and integration of this into own work as required. The ability to work independently for long time periods without close supervision is a requirement. A demonstrated knowledge of and interest in economics of innovation and technological change, the wider context of industrial/growth strategy and current policy issues related to productivity is desirable.

Visit https://poid.lse.ac.uk/ for information about POID, and https://cep.lse.ac.uk/ for information about POID’s related Centre for Economic Performance

We offer an occupational pension scheme, generous annual leave and excellent training and development opportunities.

Apply here Research Assistant POID (lse.ac.uk)

Applications must take the form of a full Curriculum Vitae (CV) or Resume, a Covering Letter and an electronic copy of one relevant research paper

The closing date for receipt of applications is 17th February 2022 (23.59 UK time). Regrettably, we are unable to accept any late applications.

If you have any technical queries with applying on the online system, please use the “contact us” links at the bottom of the LSE Jobs page. Should you have any queries about the role, please email H.Ogborn@lse.ac.uk.

To apply, visit https://jobs.lse.ac.uk/Vacancies/W/5752/0/326084/15539/research-assistant-poid. (See posting for details.)

Location of job: Houghton Street, London, WC2A 2AE, United Kingdom (map)
Degree required: Bachelors
Job start date: Flexible
Job duration: 1 year
Letters of reference required: 2

Zurich, Switzerland  •  map
Starts 2022-09-01. Duration: 1 year
Ana Costa-Ramón www
University of Zurich (Universität Zürich) www
Research Assistant (Pre-Doc)
Labor; Demographic Economics  •  Health; Education; Welfare
2 Jan 2022
15 Feb 2022
16 Feb 2022

– Pre-Doctoral Fellow –

Economics of Child and Youth Development

We invite applications for the position of a pre-doctoral fellow in Economics of Child and Youth Development at the Jacobs Center and the Department of Economics at the University of Zurich. The pre-doctoral fellow will work on projects in the field of economics of child and youth development under the supervision of Ana Costa-Ramón and Ulf Zölitz. Currently, ongoing projects are in gender economics, health economics, labor economics, and economics of education. Projects study education policy, peer effects, child health and development, gender inequality, and the causes and consequences of early childhood investments.

This position offers a range of on-the-job learning opportunities and mentoring from faculty supervisors in an inspiring and interdisciplinary academic environment. The pre-doctoral fellow will join a dynamic team of international researchers.

The pre-doctoral position is a full-time commitment, combines research work with learning activities, and is ideal for a recent graduate interested in doing a Ph.D. in Economics. In addition, the position offers the possibility to acquire many skills necessary to conduct independent research in applied microeconomics.

The pre-doc fellow will work on different projects that may involve data collection through surveys, the analysis of large-scale register data, analysis of experimental data, and involvement in the design and execution of field experiments. We expect to involve the candidate in all stages of research – brainstorming, literature reviews, data analysis in Stata, data processing, data visualization, and writing. The successful candidate will contribute centrally to the data work of the projects.

The appointment will be for one year and may be extended by one additional year. The annual salary is competitive.

Qualifications

The candidate must possess (at the time of starting) a Master’s or Bachelor’s degree with excellent grades in Economics or another quantitative field, as well as good knowledge of Stata.

We are looking for a person who enjoys independent problem-solving and thrives on taking high-level directional advice and then running with this advice as far as possible. The ideal candidate has a desire to understand the social world around them and possesses a thirst for answering research questions about how the social environment affects individuals.

How to Apply

Applications include a cover letter, a CV, transcript of grades, one letter of recommendation, and a writing sample (optional) and can be uploaded here directly or sent to Timo Haller (timopeer.haller@uzh.ch). Writing samples are optional and can, for example, be a research paper, a bachelor or master thesis. The letter of recommendation should be directly sent by your reference via email. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview. We will start reviewing the applications on February 15, 2022.

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Location of job: Schönberggasse 1, Zurich, Zurich, 8001, Switzerland (map)
Degree required: Bachelors
Job start date: 2022-09-01
Job duration: 1 year
Letters of reference required: 1
Interviews: Interviews will be conducted remotely by video
Application deadline: 15 Feb 2022 midnight UTC

New York, United States  •  map
Flexible start date. Duration: 6 months
Jain Family Institute www
Research Assistant
Labor; Demographic Economics  •  Macroeconomics; Monetary
15 Jan 2022
14 Feb 2022
14 Feb 2022

Macroeconomic Research Fellowship

Remote // Part Time

Overview

The Jain Family Institute (JFI) is seeking an analyst with a background in distributional macroeconomic modeling and monetary policy to support research projects on the Federal Reserve's new strategic framework.

The ideal candidate would be a dissertation candidate or advanced student in a doctoral program in economics. This analyst will construct a Heterogeneous Agent New Keynesian model and assist in using it to evaluate monetary policy options. Prior work with HANK models is required.

JFI is an applied social science research organization. Our work investigates and influences the structural forces of society. Our interdisciplinary team collaborates with industry, government, and academia to pilot scalable, high-impact interventions. The fellow will work principally with JFI's director of macroeconomic research, with the opportunity to collaborate with our researchers and analysts across JFI.

Responsibilities

Time commitment: approximately 10 hours a week.

Because JFI works with potentially sensitive data, the fellow will be required to sign a confidentiality agreement.

The fellow's tasks will include:

  • Constructing a HANK model for use at JFI.
  • Preparing underlying data needed for model simulations.
  • Assisting with research on monetary policy with the model.

Required Skills and Qualifications

  • In the fourth year or higher at a Ph.D. program in economics
  • A field in macroeconomics is required, a field in labor is desirable
  • Knowledge of monetary policy theory and existing academic research
  • Strong modeling and quantitative skills

Helpful Skills and Qualifications

  • Familiarity with the Federal Reserve
  • Demonstrated experience as a research assistant

Benefits

  • A stipend of $7,500, paid in biweekly installments for six months with the possibility of renewal based on performance and subject to project needs
  • The possibility of co-authoring research papers or publishing whitepapers
  • Opportunities to meet with leading scholars and policy experts

Commitment

The position will be filled remotely. During such time, you will need to be present and online during your set working hours, and as needed for research meetings and presentations. Our typical hours are 10am-6pm ET. There may be opportunity to work from JFI's office in New York City on occasion, if so desired.

How to Apply

Send all application material to macro-apps@jainfamilyinstitute.org:

  • A letter of interest
  • A CV with contact information
  • A relevant research sample with a HANK model

Deadline: February 14, 2022. Submit materials at your earliest convenience.

About JFI

JFI is an applied research organization in the social sciences. We work to bring just and equitable research and policy from conception in theory to implementation in society. Our current initiatives include applied research in higher education finance, guaranteed income, and digital ethics.

JFI is firmly committed to the principle of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO). We believe that the quality of our work and research is immensely strengthened by the diversity of our network and our differences in background, culture, experience, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, race, ethnicity, disability, and more. We actively seek and welcome applicants who identify as BIPOC, women, members of the LGBTQIA community, persons with disabilities, and people at the intersections and peripheries of these identities, from across the spectrum of disciplines and methods. For details about our staff and current projects, see http://www.jainfamilyinstitute.org.

To apply, visit https://www.jainfamilyinstitute.org/assets/macro-research-analyst-jd.pdf. (See posting for details.)

Location of job: 568 Broadway, Suite 601, New York, NY, 10012, United States (map)
Degree required: Doctorate
Job start date: Flexible
Job duration: 6 months
Interviews: Interviews will be conducted remotely by video

* 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).