2 Research Assistants for the Labour Market department (f/m) - Ref: 21-36

Updated: 4 months ago

The Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research

is recruiting

2 Research Assistants for its Labour Market department (f/m)

• Ref: 21-36

• Fixed-term contract for 2 years

• Full-time, 40 hours/week

• Work contract at LISER, Labour Market department

• Expected start date: February 2022

LISER invites qualified and motivated applicants for the position of Research Assistant in the framework of the skills observatory within its Labour Market Department. The successful candidate will be mainly involved in using big data on job postings and other large labor market data.

Your role

As a Research Assistant, your tasks will include:

- Programming in R and Python; use software to operate the High-Powered Computing cluster (HPC) in Luxembourg;

- Conducting econometric analyses using big data on job postings and other large administrative data;

- Developing, testing and using ML algorithms;

- Support the building of a Centre of Competence in Data Science;

- Engage in research projects lead by researchers in the Labor Market Department.

Your profile

- Master degree in data science, computer science or a related field;

- Excellent training in programming and data science skills;

- Understanding and interest in economic and societal questions;

- Ideally, a strong interest in labor economics and/or econometrics;

- Excellent verbal communication and academic writing skills in English; some working knowledge of French or German would be a plus;

- Enthusiasm for research, critical thinking and working in a diverse team;

- Excellent writing skills, for both scientific and more policy-oriented articles are required;

- Excellent communication and collaboration skills.

LISER particularly encourages female researchers to apply.

We offer

- A dynamic and international research environment with good working conditions and stimulating work environment;

- Resources for the participation in international meetings and conferences;

- Internationally competitive remuneration.

Application Process

Please submit your complete application (in English) via our online system: https://jobs.liser.lu/jobs:

- Curriculum Vitae;

- Cover letter outlining your interests in line with the department’s themes/topics (maximum 1 page);

- Copy of diplomas;

- a relevant sample of your academic writing (e.g., a working paper, a chapter from your MA/MSc thesis, a seminar paper;

- One letter of recommendation (to be uploaded with the application documents or sent separately to recruitment@liser.lu).

Please note that the positions will remain open until filled.

For administrative matters, please send an email to: recruitment@liser.lu


LISER is a publicly funded research institute located in Luxembourg and dedicated to applied empirical research in economic, social and spatial sciences. Multi- and interdisciplinarity is a key element for stimulating scientific innovation. The Institute attracts top researchers from all over the world and high-level doctoral training is a vibrant part of the Institute’s activities. The Institute‘s staff consists of about 180 employees (including a survey and data center), more than 50% of the staff being researchers, mainly from the fields of economics, sociology, and geography.

The Institute is located on the new Belval campus in the south of Luxembourg, which hosts the University of Luxembourg and a substantial part of the country’s publicly funded research facilities, i.e. LISER, the Luxembourg Income Study (LIS) cross-national data center, the Luxembourg institutes of Health (LIH) and of Science and Technology (LIST).

About Luxembourg

Luxembourg with its > 600,000 inhabitants is one of the wealthiest countries in the world and provides a stimulating mixture of modern culture and tradition. Contemporary urbanity of its capital lies in close vicinity to a rich nature. In addition to excellent health, education (public, private and high level international schools) and recreational services, the community affords a rich variety of cultural activities, including museums, music, art and theatre. The official languages are French, German and Luxemburgish.

Information for foreign researchers interested in Luxembourg research is accessible via the national EURAXESS platform.

LISER is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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