Post-doctoral position in applied micro and production networks
Advertiser: ECARES (European Center for Advanced Research in Economics and Statistics), Université Libre de Bruxelles
Field(s) of specialization: Microeconomics
Position type(s): Postdoctoral Scholar
Location of job: Ave. F.D Roosevelt 42, Brussels, 1050, Belgium (map)
Degree required: Doctorate
Job start date: Flexible
Job duration: 3 years
Letters of reference required: 3
Application deadline: 1 Dec 2020 midnight UTC (no longer accepting applications)
Posting end date: 31 Dec 2020
Interviews: Interviews will be conducted remotely by video starting December, 2020.
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Job opening

The European Center for Advanced Research in Economics and Statistics (ECARES) of the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) invites applications for a post-doctoral position in the field of applied micro and production networks.

The job vacancy occurs in the framework of a multi-year ARC (Actions de Recherche Concertées) grant with title “Firm Heterogeneity, Superstar Firms and Production Networks”, held by Prof. Glenn Magerman.

The successful applicant will have the opportunity to work on frontier questions in industrial organization and networks, and to develop expertise in advanced analytics on large datasets. The ideal profile has a strong background in structural empirics. Knowledge of machine learning and dimension reduction techniques is a plus.


ECARES provides researchers with a high-quality research environment in economics, econometrics and statistics. ECARES fellows are leading researchers in various fields, who publish regularly in top and top-field journals, and is home to 6 ERC grant holders and 2 Franqui price winners.

ECARES is highly interactive: we have three weekly seminar series and co-organize two more seminar series with CORE (UCLouvain) and the National Bank of Belgium. It is also an antenna for CEPR. ECARES also hosts the doctoral school in Economics and Statistics, which attracts many first-class European and Non-European students.


We offer a full-time contract for up to 3 years. The contract starts between March 1, 2021 and September 1, 2021. The position involves no or a very light teaching load. Salaries are competitive at the European level. The recruited person will benefit from the complete Belgian social insurance scheme (health care, etc.) without additional expenses.

Applicants are expected to show outstanding commitment to research and must have obtained a PhD by the start of the position.


Applications should be submitted via econjobmarket. The application package should contain the following documents:

- A curriculum vitae

- A cover letter mentioning why the candidate is interested in the position

- A job market paper

- 3 recommendation letters


Interviews and fly-outs: Interviews will be conducted remotely. Selected candidates will be invited to give a seminar at the ULB in January 2021.

For any additional information, please contact .

Submission materials required
  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Job market paper
  • Letters of reference: 3
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