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Vacancy for a researcher on Ergonomics and working conditions (M/F)

  • conducting research, producing studies and monitoring European issues of strategic importance for the world of labour while building bridges between the academic and research communities and the labour movement;
  • promoting education and training activities, programmes and exchanges that strengthen a European trade union identity;
  • providing technical support in the field of occupational health, safety and protection so as to promote a high level of health and safety protection for workers in Europe.

The ETUI offers a challenging and dynamic working environment, combining excellent professional and academic standards with close contacts to European policy makers.
We offer good working conditions with a competitive salary and an attractive package of fringe benefits in line with qualifications and experience.

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Applications and supporting documents (CV, list of publications, etc.) should be sent before 27 September 2019 to:

Maria Jepsen
Director of the Research Department
Bd du Roi Albert II, 5
B-1210 Brussels
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Vacancy for a Director of ETUI Research Department (M/F)

Contribute to the Institute’s Strategic Plan and develop the strategy for its area of responsibilities;

  • Organise and direct the activities of your department, promote innovation, encourage your team to achieve excellence and ensure a good working environment;
  • Act as a point of reference and expert for your department, both internally and externally;
  • Represent the Institute and establish external contacts;
  • Take part in the sound financial management of the Institute and be responsible for managing the budgets of your department.

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Please send your application before 30 September 2019 to Sophie Kasiers:

Boulevard du Roi Albert II 5
1210 Brussels

Provisional timetable: pre-selection tests will be carried out during October 2019; a selection interview will be held in Brussels at the end of October/beginning of November 2019; a decision will be taken in November 2019. The contract may begin asap, with a preference for January 2020.

Your application will be dealt with in total confidence. For more information, contact Olga Barth:


Vacancy for a researcher/senior researcher in economics at the ETUI (M/F)

Your work will focus primarily on designing, conducting and managing comparative research projects addressing any of the broad questions mentioned in the full advertisement, although we would particularly welcome candidates with the capacity and willingness to look into questions of economic governance in the EU, how social protection systems could contribute to reducing inequalities in the context of the aforementioned transitions, with a special reference to the European Pillar of Social Rights, and spelling out options and strategies for a just environmental transition. To this end, you are 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 union activities, in particular in co-operation with the European Trade Union Confederation and the European Trade Union Federations.

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The appointment will initially be for a three-year period with the possibility of extension. The ETUI offers a challenging and dynamic working environment with close contacts to European policy makers. For further information visit: The ETUI offers good working conditions with a salary in line with qualifications and experience and an attractive package of fringe benefits. The place of work is Brussels where the appointed researcher will be expected to reside in proximity during the work week.

For any further questions regarding the vacancy please contact Head of Unit Sotiria Theodoropoulou:

Applications and supporting documents (letter of motivation, CV, evidence of qualifications, list of publications, etc.) should be sent by 16 October 2019 to:

Maria Jepsen
Director Research Department
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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