Postdoctoral Fellowship in Economics (labor, inequality, education)
Advertiser: Instituto de Ciências Sociais, University of Lisbon
Field(s) of specialization: Labor; Demographic Economics
Position type(s): Postdoctoral Scholar
Location of job: Av. Professor Aníbal de Bettencourt, 9, 1600-189 LISBOA Portugal, Lisboa, Portugal
Degree required: Doctorate
Job start date: 2023-10-01
Job duration: 3 years
Letters of reference required: 2
Application deadline: 31 Mar 2023 midnight UTC (no longer accepting applications)
Posting end date: 31 Mar 2023
Interviews: Interviews will be conducted remotely by video
Ad text:

Location of work: Lisbon, Portugal (two years) and Berkeley, California, USA (one year)

Job description: The successful candidate will conduct independent research while contributing to the project “Wage inequality: the role of education, institutions, and firm policies”. This project aims at analyzing how educational choices, labor market institutions (national minimum wage and collective bargaining) and employers’ recruitment and pay policies shape workers’ trajectories over the lifecycle. It relies on administrative longitudinal micro data on workers, firms, and students in Portugal. The researcher will be involved in all aspects of the research process. The position involves no teaching obligations. The project is funded by the Portuguese National Science Foundation FCT - Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia.

Requirements: Excellent training in applied economics and econometrics and experience analyzing large micro datasets. A PhD or an equivalent doctoral degree in economics or related fields officially recognized in Portugal is required by the time of appointment.

Description of institution: ICS-ULisboa has been rated as an Institution of Excellence since 1996 by international panels and in 2002 it became an Associate Laboratory of the national science foundation of Portugal, FCT. It has an interdisciplinary interest in sociology, political science, economics, social psychology, history, human geography, and social and cultural anthropology. It carries out research on topics such as the challenges of social inclusion, sustainability, and citizenship. It also coordinates key infrastructures for gathering, handling, and disseminating data, and promotes a variety of outreach strategies aiming at social engagement and open science. Currently, ICS is home to 125 researchers, about 150 PhD students, and 30 technical staff.

Salary: Gross yearly salary 32,000 Euro for three years, plus a one-year housing subsidy of 10,000 USD from the University of California Berkeley during the stay in Berkeley.

Procedure: Please send your expression of interest through . Your file should include a motivation letter, the curriculum vitae, job market paper, and two reference letters.

Deadline: March 31, 2023

If in need of further information, please contact . Note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

The ICS-ULisboa is committed to diversity within its community.

Researchers whose profile fits the position will be contacted with further details and for an eventual remote interview.

Submission materials required
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Job market paper
  • Additional paper (optional)
  • Additional paper (optional)
  • Other material (in one file) (optional)
  • Cover letter
  • Video presentation of job market paper (optional)
  • Letters of reference: 2
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