Job openings at the Joint Research Centre (European Commission)

Posted on 23 November 2020

The Joint Research Centre (European Commission) seeks researchers with expertise in economics/econometrics and data science to join its Finance and Economy Unit. It is looking for new and experienced Ph.D. economists (or with equivalent experience) with research and policy interests in the following areas:

  • Development of DSGE models to be used for macro-economic policy analysis;
  • Development of nowcasting/forecasting models and techniques;
  • Research in the fields of financial research, including sustainable finance and climate risk, financial stability, prudential policy and systemic risk more broadly;
  • Research on corporate finance, resilience, the social dimension of the economic and monetary union.

Economists are expected to produce high-level academic and policy-oriented research. Strong analytical and communication skills are essential. A Ph.D. or a minimum of 5 years of research experience after the first degree giving access to doctoral studies is required. Senior applicants should have a proven publication track record.

The Finance and Economy Unit of the Joint Research Centre is located in Ispra, Italy, and it offers an outstanding research environment and competitive salaries and benefits. This position is for a period of up to 6 years. The Unit provides support for the development of European Union policies based on state-of-the-art financial and economic research. Its areas of expertise include applied macroeconomics and time series econometrics, panel econometrics, statistics, data analysis as well as financial modelling. The mission of the Joint Research Centre is to support EU policies with independent evidence throughout the whole policy cycle. The JRC is located in 5 Member States (Belgium, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands and Spain). Further information is available on the JRC website.

Please provide a curriculum vitae, recent research papers, and two letters of reference. Applications will be accepted online via this page on Econjobmarket. Follow the website instructions. The European Commission is an equal opportunity employer.