wiiw is hiring an Economist interested in regional and spatial analysis

15 November 2023

The candidate should have an MA in economics and/or spatial planning and good quantitative and econometric skills

If you are appointed, your major tasks will be:

  • Economic research on sub-national regions in the EU and its neighbourhood
  • Data collection and analysis
  • Acquisition and execution of research projects

We are seeking someone with:

  • An MA in Economics and/or Spatial Planning
  • Willingness to constantly learn and explore new research agendas
  • An interest in applied research and policy evaluation
  • Good quantitative and econometric skills (Stata/R; GIS skills are an advantage)
  • An excellent command of English (written and oral)
  • Ideally, German and/or Eastern European language skills
  • Very good (proposal) writing and presentation skills
  • A positive working attitude
  • An ability to work independently as well as in teams
  • Research experience in regional and spatial analysis and knowledge of territorial development policies are a plus

What we offer:

  • A collaborative and inclusive work environment
  • Flexible working times and home office opportunities
  • A dynamic and international research environment with good working conditions
  • The chance to make a meaningful impact on regional and spatial analysis in Europe

Initially, the contract will be for a fixed term of 24 months, but the appointment could be made permanent (subject to a satisfactory probationary period). Monthly remuneration (14 times per year) for a 40-hour week will be € 3,286.40 gross (FWF Austrian Science Fund standard salary for a PhD candidate) or above, depending on qualifications and experience.

We support workforce diversity as a key to innovation and success and are committed to offering equal opportunities to all.

Closing date for applications: 15th December 2023
Start: as soon as possible – ideally in January 2024

Please send your application (with cover letter, CV, list of publications, copies of certificates in one single PDF file) to jobs@wiiw.ac.at.

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