Research Associate (Postdoc) in Behavioural and Experimental Economics (f/m) - Ref: 22-21

Updated: about 1 month ago

The Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research (LISER)

is recruiting a

Research Associate (Postdoc) 

in Behavioural and Experimental Economics (f/m)

• Ref: 22-21

• Expected start date: as soon as possible

• 2 years fixed-term contract with a possible 1 year extension

• Full-time contract at LISER

• Deadline for application: 1st of November 2022 (12:00 CET)

LISER invites motivated applicants for the position of Research Associate (Postdoc) to join the section Behavioural and Experimental Economics his new Centre in Experimental and Participatory Research at LISER.

Your role

As a Research Associate, your tasks will include:

  • the pursuit of independent research and development of his/her own research agenda, including grant seeking activities at national and/or international level;

  • active engagement with the interdisciplinary FNR-funded Doctoral Training Centre “Experiments, Ethics and Economics” (3E), led by LISER;

  • help shape and develop the strategic agenda of the Centre and to participate in the activities of the Institute (seminars, workshops, etc.);

  • contribute to ways in which the research can be used for relevant “impact” on policy and society;

  • help direct and build up the capacity of the Centre to run a wide variety of experiments.

Your profile

The successful candidate is expected to have:

  • a Ph.D. in Economics or an equivalent qualification;

  • a strong background and track record in experimental and behavioural economics;

  • experience in publishing in leading journals in the field;

  • experience in developing grant proposals and acquiring competitive grant funding;

  • a strong motivation to pursue independent research and develop his/her own research agenda, including grant seeking activities at national and/or international level;

  • a willingness to actively engage with the interdisciplinary FNR-funded Doctoral Training Centre “Experiments, Ethics and Economics” (3E), led by LISER;

  • a strong commitment to help shape and develop the strategic agenda of the Centre and to participate in the activities of the Institute (seminars, workshops, etc.);

  • an openness to liaise with researchers in other experimental and participatory research approaches of the Centre;

  • an interest and ideally experience in using the research to impact on policy and society;

  • experience running experiments in the laboratory, online, and in the field; willingness to direct and built up the capacity of the Centre to run a wide variety of experiments.

We are particularly interested in candidates with strong expertise and/or interest in combining experimental data with survey and administrative data, and/or in designing and conducting field experiments in collaboration with non-academic partners.

The successful candidate will be initially employed on a 2-years contract, with a possible 1-year extension. There is no teaching obligation involved in the position, although there are opportunities for teaching and supervision, should this be desired. LISER offers a competitive salary (at the high end of the spectrum of comparable European institutions) and attractive working conditions.

LISER particularly encourage female researchers to apply.

We offer

  • A dynamic, international, growing and well-equipped research environment with good working conditions and stimulating work environment,

  • Resources for the participation in international meetings and conferences and hosting of collaborating visitors,

  • Internationally competitive remuneration.

About the Centre in Experimental and Participatory Research

The new Centre in Experimental and Participatory Research is composed of four interrelated sections: behavioural and experimental economics (BEE), geo-experimentation, participatory research (e.g. livings labs and citizen science), and qualitative methodologies.

The Centre will be equipped with a state-of-the-art computerized laboratory (LISER-LAB). The Centre is developing a platform to conduct experiments online with members of the general populations of Luxembourg, Belgium, France and Germany, with the possibility to link experimental data with survey and administrative data. Going forward, the Centre has a key strategic objective to develop collaborations with non-academic partners (from both private and public sectors), aiming at the co-production of research with both high scientific value and strong societal impact.

About LISER

LISER is a publicly funded research institute located in Luxembourg and dedicated to applied empirical research in economic, social and spatial sciences. The Institute hosts three departments (Living Conditions, Labour Market, and Urban Development and Mobility) as well as a Data Management Unit that coordinates the collection of a wide range of survey data on households and individuals. Beyond its established departments, the Institute invests in several interdisciplinary research fields.

The Institute attracts top researchers from all over the world and high-level student training is a vibrant part of the Institute’s activities. The Institute‘s staff consists of about 180 employees, more than 50% of the staff being researchers, mainly from the fields of economics, sociology, and geography (see www.liser.lu). The working languages at the institute are French and English.

The Institute is located on the 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 centre, the Luxembourg Institutes of Health (LIH ) and of Science and Technology (LIST ). The University has outstanding high-performance computing facilities available for use by associated researchers in the Luxembourg Institutes. Information for foreign researchers interested in Luxembourg research is accessible via the national EURAXESS platform .

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 typical of a major university environment, including museums, music, art and theatre. Luxembourg is a multi-lingual nation. Besides the official languages (French, German and Luxemburgish), English, Italian and Portuguese are spoken frequently.

Application Process

Applications must be submitted online via https://jobs.liser.lu/jobs and must include the following:

  • Curriculum vitae;

  • Research statement presenting an overview of the candidate’s research agenda and its fit with the Centre’s objectives;

  • Job market paper;

  • At least two reference letters (sent by referees directly to recruitment@liser.lu , quoting the above reference number of the position 22-21 )

  • The deadline for applications is 1st of November, 2022 at 12:00 CET.

    Reviews of applications will start immediately.

    For project-related information, please contact Marc Suhrcke (marc.suchrcke@liser.lu ) or Ernesto Reuben (er2361@nyu.edu ).

    For administrative matters, please contact recruitment@liser.lu

    LISER is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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