Postdoctoral position at PASU lab

Updated: 3 months ago

EPFL, the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne, is one of the most dynamic university campuses in Europe and ranks among the top 20 universities worldwide. The EPFL employs more than 6,500 people supporting the three main missions of the institution: education, research and innovation. The EPFL campus offers an exceptional working environment at the heart of a community of more than 17,000 people, including over 12,500 students and 4,000 researchers from more than 120 different countries.
Your mission :
The Policy & Sustainability (PASU) lab at EPFL conducts applied and theoretical research on the economics and politics of sustainable development, as well as the policies to achieve it. More information at: https://www.epfl.ch/labs/pasu/ .
We are looking for a postdoctoral fellow to join our team to work on a new SNSF-funded project on Managing a Just Transition to Net Zero . This project aims (1) to measure economic/job vulnerabilities to the clean energy transition at the individual and regional level (drawing on labor market surveys and LLM), (2) to collect original survey data on individual-level policy preferences in response to the negative effects of decarbonization, and (3) to conduct quantitative impact assessments of ‘just transition’ policies implemented around the world.

Main duties and responsibilities include :
  • Co-oversee the implementation of the project with the PI.
  • Take the lead on work packages related to the candidate’s expertise.
  • Mentor PhD students involved in the project.
  • Limited contribution to education at the College of Management (to be discussed).

Your profile :
  • A PhD in quantitative social sciences (economics, public policy, political science, etc.) or in computational social science. 
  • An interest in problems related to climate, sustainability, energy, and/or labor economics.
  • Ability and/or desire to work in a team/lab setting.
  • Fluent in English (French not required)

We offer :
  • A stimulating research environment that encourages curiosity, innovation, and rigor.
  • Opportunities to work on policy-relevant issues and connect with international organizations, the private sector, NGOs, and state authorities in the Europe, the US, India, and elsewhere.
  • Space to conduct independent research.
  • Excellent work conditions and benefits.

Start date :
01.09.2024

Term of employment :
Fixed-term (CDD)

Work rate :
100%

Duration :
1 year, renewable (up to 3 years total)

Remark :
Only candidates who applied through EPFL website or our partner Jobup’s website will be considered. Files sent by agencies without a mandate will not be taken into account.

Reference :
Job Nb 3330

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