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Vacancy for an economist for the ETUI

Job description

Within a dynamic international environment, you will work in a team of around 20 researchers that covers a broad spectrum of social, economic and industrial relations issues from a European perspective. Your research will focus primarily on conducting and managing comparative research projects on the economic, employment and social developments in Europe as well as monitoring and assessing the process of the European integration. To this end, you will be integrated in the research unit ‘European economic, employment and social policies’; be expected to take part in international research networks and to maintain contacts with universities, other research bodies and trade unions. You will also organise workshops, seminars and conferences, and publish the results of your research in ETUI publications, specialised journals and other media. Additionally, you will provide expertise in support of European trade unions.


We expect you to have a PHD degree, or equivalent experience, in economics, or a related discipline, as well as a sound professional experience in economic analysis and a good or emerging publication record. The candidate is expected to have a proven track record in one of the following fields of research: international macroeconomics, social protection, public finances.  We are particularly interested in candidates with a solid background in quantitative methods of comparative policy evaluation and analysis and an interest in European integration. In addition, candidates are expected to have:

  • knowledge of the European Union and the European institutions as well as the governance systems;
  • knowledge of the European trade unions;
  • good communication and team-working skills and a readiness to travel within Europe;
  • well organised and result oriented;
  • excellent knowledge of English (working language). Knowledge of other European languages is an advantage;
  • Good working knowledge with standard computer applications, including packages for econometric analysis, eg STATA, R etc. 

Conditions of employment

The candidate is expected to start the 1 September 2018. The appointment will be for a 3 year period with a possibility of renewal to an open-ended contract. The ETUI offers a challenging and dynamic working environment, combining excellent academic standards with close contacts to European policy makers. For further information visit: The ETUI offers good working conditions with a competitive salary and an attractive package of fringe benefits in line with qualifications and experience. The position is based in Brussels.

Motivation letter and supporting documents (CV, evidence of qualifications, list of publications, etc.) should be sent before 30 May 2018 to:

Maria Jepsen,Director of the Research Department, ETUI

Boulevard du Roi Albert II, 5 B-1210 Brussels

Tel.: 32/2/224.04.90 Fax: 32/2/224.05.03



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