Student Research Assistant for the Living Conditions department (f/m) - Ref: 22-32

Updated: 3 months ago

The Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research is recruiting a 

Student Research Assistant 

for the Living Conditions department (f/m)

  • Ref: 22-32

  • Student fixed-term contract till end of December 2022

  • Part-time 15 hours per week

  • Enrolment as a Master student at the University of Luxembourg is mandatory

  • Expected start date: 15th of November 2022

LISER invites motivated applicants for the position of Research Assistant in the framework of the research projects led by researchers in the Department of "Living Conditions ”. The research project seeks to study the drivers of public support for inheritance taxation and preferences for redistribution.

Your role

As a Research Assistant, your tasks will include:

  • Academic literature review

  • Preparing a report of a fieldwork experiment about inheritance taxation

  • Descriptive and regression analysis of the survey data collected

  • Other task related with the project

Your profile

  • Student of Master's degree in finance, economics, political science or a related field;

  • Excellent writing and analytical skills;

  • Excellent verbal communication skills in English;

  • Interest in studying tax and redistributive policies, inequality of opportunity; inter-generational transfers, preferences for redistribution, and public opinion;

  • Ideally, experience in handling survey data, particularly the Survey of Health, Ageing, and Retirement in Europe (SHARE).

LISER particularly encourages female researchers to apply.

We offer

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

  • Internationally competitive remuneration.

Application Process

Please submit your complete application (in English) via our online system :

  • Curriculum Vitae;

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

  • Certificate of enrolment at the University of Luxembourg.

  • Please note that the position will remain open until filled.

    For administrative matters, please send an email to:

    About LISER

    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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