Positions as student programmers at The Department of Economics and Business Economics

Updated: 4 months ago
Job Type: PartTime
Deadline: 14 Nov 2023

The Department of Economics and Business Economics offers several short-term and longer-term positions as student programmers for students who want to engage in an academic environment and support researchers at the department with data work. An important part of your tasks will be empirical analyses, and during the employment, you will obtain access to the Danish register data. The positions are relevant for students with few years of enrollment as well as students who are about to start working on their master’s dissertations.

As a student programmer, you will be affiliated to one of the following centers:


TrygFonden’s Centre for Child Research (TFBC)
  • ​​​Research areas: family interventions (with emphasis on improving school readiness and educational achievement of children of immigrants), teacher-child interactions (e.g. teacher-student matching, teacher working conditions, importance of teachers for student learning), development of math skills (e.g. impact of teacher gender on math skills or studies of gender gap in math skills across the distribution), politico-economic governance of the early childhood educational system (e.g. effects of the child-staff ratio or skilled teachers on child skills), and the general effect of educational interventions (e.g. comparison of effect sizes across age, time and type of intervention).
Contact person: Helena Skyt Nielsen, [email protected]
Research Centre for Firm and Industry Dynamics (FIND)
  • ​​Research areas: Firm and industry dynamics (e.g., firm growth, market entry/exit, market structure, mergers & acquisitions); Globalization, international trade, and offshoring; Firm heterogeneity (including productivity, product quality, technology, automation etc.); Interactions between firms and labor markets; Firm behaviour (including choices and strategies regarding product portfolios, pricing, R&D/innovation, etc.)

    Contact person: Ina C. Jäkel, [email protected]

Or another research group working with register-based data, e.g.


  • Labor economics
    Research areas: Labor market dynamics and unemployment, empirical models of wage dispersion, job search behavior (and labor market policy), gender differences in labor market outcomes, marriage and divorce, labor market inequalities.

    Contact person: Rune M. Vejlin, [email protected]


Who can apply?

Students with

  • Flair for data work (experience with SAS, Stata or R constitute an advantage)
  • Excellent academic qualifications (as documented by the grade transcript)
  • Experience from study programs within economics, math-econ, public policy, political science or similar

Your application (in Danish or English) should include: A statement of which research center you would like to be affiliated with and a motivation of this, a confirmation of enrolment (including grade transcript) and a CV. 


Additional information about the positions

Applications must be submitted online and received by: 14 November, 2023. Start-up is 1 January 2024 or as soon as possible by agreement.


Place of work and area of employment

The place of work is Fuglesangs Allé 4 8210 Aarhus V, and the area of employment is Aarhus University with related departments.



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