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17 May 2022

PhD student/student at University of Warsaw

Faculty of Economic Sciences at the University of Warsaw is looking for a PhD student/student, to
work in National Science Centre OPUS 18 grant “From knowledge networks to interregional
innovation systems in the context of decentralized power for regions” (No. 2019/35/B/HS5/04010,
principal investigator, Dr. Adi Weidenfeld).

Basic (minimum):
1. BSc in economics or economic geography (preferably in English);
2. MSc studies in economics or economic geography.
3. Experience and knowledge of employing spatial econometric methods in the context of regional
4. Interest in the subject of regional studies, social networks, regional econometrics and economic
5. The status of a doctoral student throughout the period of work in the project.
6. Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
7. Very good command of English and Polish (essential), preferably proved with language certificates.
8. Knowledge on innovation and knowledge management.
9. Preferred experience in carrying out academic research.
10. Ability to work independently.
11. Motivation for an academic research career and passion for the topic

Description of tasks:
For an OPUS research project funded by the National Science Centre Poland on regional knowledge
networks lead by Dr Adi Weidenfeld and international reputable academics from top Universities
including Prof Nick Clifton (Cardiff Metropolitan University, the UK), Prof Ugo Fratessi (Polytechnic de
Milan, Italy) and Dr Iris Wanzenböck (Utrecht University, the Netherlands), a successful candidate is
needed for undertaking quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis as well as assisting in
writing up co-authored publications and reports and presenting in national and international
conferences. S/he needs to be an expert in spatial econometric in general with experience in socialnetwork analysis. Ideally, s/he has to have experience in analysing regional data on innovation and
knowledge sharing including patents and co-publications. Funding is available for 31 months and the
team will support the candidate in applying for additional funding for mobility periods in Italy and/or
the Netherlands.
The PhD student will be tasked with reviewing the literature, creating a theoretical concept, defining
keywords, performing social network analysis and engaging in various academic activities and
academic exchange. This is an exciting opportunity for paving the road to an international academic
NCN call for proposals type: OPUS 18 HS5
Deadline for submitting offers: May 26, 2022, 23:59:00
Offer submission format: email
Duration of the scholarship: 13 months
Scholarship: PLN 5,000 (the amount may include public and legal charges in accordance with
applicable law),
– the scholarship is awarded in accordance with the rules of granting scholarships in the regulations
of research projects financed by the National Science Center (NCN), introduced by the Resolution of
the NCN Council No. 25/2019 of March 14, 2019,

Application deadline: 26 May 2022


28 April 2022

Economist/Data Analyst at OECD, Italy

CFE is looking for a dynamic, innovative and motivated Economist to join the Economic Analysis, Data and Statistics Division for a new multi-year project. The chosen candidate will lead a project to develop new indicators and analysis on the integration of regions within OECD countries in the global economy. Specifically, the project aims to produce analysis identifying opportunities for growth in regions through better integration in (global) value chains. The project involves developing a methodology and its implementation to create subnational supply/use and input/output tables, as well as the integration of these tables in inter-country input/output tables for selected countries that can be linked with the OECD’s Trade in Value Added (TiVA) database.

Ideal Candidate Profile
Academic Background

  • Advanced university degree (and preferably training to PhD level) in a relevant field, such as economics or economic geography, with coursework in statistics and quantitative analysis
  • Training in econometric methods using microdata.
  • Proven familiarity with fields related to the global economy, e.g. work on international trade, global value chains, national accounts, supply/use tables, or input/output tables.

Professional Background

  • Minimum of three to five years of experience in research and analytical activities in the fields of regional development, applied economics, geography or public policy. Out of which at least two years of professional experience (i.e. beyond PhD research).


  • Knowledge of common econometric software (e.g. Stata) is expected.
  • Familiarity with using Python and/or R would be an asset
  • Knowledge of GIS software would be an asset.


  • Working knowledge of both OECD official languages (English and French) would be an asset.
  • Knowledge of other languages would be an asset.

Core Competencies

  • For this role, the following competencies would be particularly important: Achievement focus, Analytical thinking, Drafting skills, Teamwork and Team leadership, Diplomatic sensitivity, Strategic networking
  • Please refer to the level 3 indicators of the OECD Core Competencies.

Contract Duration

  • One-year fixed term appointment, with the possibility of renewal.

What the OECD offers 

  • Depending on level of experience, monthly salary starts at either 6,130 EUR or 7,563 EUR, plus allowances based on eligibility, exempt of French income tax.
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Salary Information 

  • This position is twin graded A2/A3. Appointment will be based on the candidate’s level of experience and demonstrated ability to perform the functions at the expected level.
  • Please note that the appointment may be made at a lower grade based on the qualifications and professional experience of the selected applicant.

Application deadline: 22 May 2022


22 April 2022

Graduate Assistant in urban geography and complex systems

Expected start date in position : 01.09.2022
Contract length : 1 year, renewable 2 x 2 years, maximum 5 years
Activity rate : 80%
Workplace : University of Lausanne, Institute of Geography and Sustainability, Lausanne, Switzerland

The Institute of Geography and Sustainability (IGD) at the University of Lausanne is recruiting for the position of Graduate Assistant in urban geography and complex systems. This position is linked to the research group of Prof. Celine Rozenblat (Cities and Dynamics of Networks group: CITADYNE) and the Urban Matters collective of IGD.

The successful candidate will develop personal research leading to a PhD in geography of urban systems and networks. The approach would be linked to urban systems through evolutionary city theory and evolutionary economic geography: multi-level and multidimensional conceptualization as well as autonomous creation. Interest in comparative analysis: statistical capabilities, network analysis, design and organization of massive geo-localized relational databases.

The successful candidate will devote at least half of their working time (i.e., at least 40% out of the total 80%) to their PhD research, with the remaining time reserved for supporting research and teaching of Prof. Celine Rozenblat in the fields of urban geography (Bachelor level) as well as in socio-economic clusters in the strategies of cities within globalization (Master level).

The successful candidate is expected to have earned a Master degree (or equivalent) in “Urban geography” or “Spatial analysis” or “Regional and urban economy” or “Urban sociology”. A high-level understanding of multi-level urban systems and statistics is essential.

Proficiency in English and good level in French are expected (French is the teaching language at UNIL as well as the main idiom of interaction within IGD.)

A stimulating work environment and atmosphere, with dedicated support for developing an academic career. Members of the research groups become part of international networks and benefit from opportunities to attend conferences and workshops around the world.

An excellent remuneration package and additional funds for fieldwork and conferences. Different formation opportunities are possible at UNIL or in Swiss institutions that promote doctoral research.

Contact: Prof. Céline Rozenblat (Celine.rozenblat@unil.ch)

Personal page:

Application deadline: 20 May 2022


14 April 2022

PhD Scholarships at GSSI, Italy

The GSSI – Gran Sasso Science Institute offers 36 PhD scholarships in the following fields: Astroparticle Physics (9 scholarships), Mathematics in Natural, Social and Life Sciences (9), Computer Science (9), Regional Science and Economic Geography (9).

The official language for all PhD courses is English. The scholarships are awarded for 4 years and their yearly amount is € 16,159.91 gross. All PhD students will have free accommodation at the GSSI facilities, use of the canteen and other benefits as listed in the call. An additional 50% on a monthly basis may be awarded for research periods abroad if approved by the GSSI. The Academic Year will start on November 1 st 2022.

The application must be submitted through the online form available at https://applications.gssi.it/phd/ by June 1st 2022, 3 pm (Italian time zone).

The GSSI is an international PhD school and a center for research and higher education in the areas of Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science and Social Sciences. It was founded in 2012 in L’Aquila (Italy) as a Center for Advanced Studies of the INFN – National Institute for Nuclear Physics, and then established in 2016 as a School of Advanced Studies providing post-graduate education. Through a day-to-day collaboration and interaction, researchers and students have the opportunity to build a sound knowledge of the research methods and to experiment contamination of interests, innovative approaches and multicultural exchanges in all the GSSI activities. In addressing the complexity of today’s world, we are committed to removing all barriers between the GSSI areas of study and research, where interdisciplinarity and cross-fertilization underlie everything we do.
Among our goals are the dissemination of scientific results towards society and the promotion of cultural events for generic public, citizens and schools.

For more information, please consult the Call for Applications at https://applications.gssi.it/phd/ or write an email to applications@gssi.it.

Application deadline: 3 June 2022 at 3 PM (Italy time)


04 April 2022

Professor in Urban Economics at IDHEAP, University of Lausanne

The Swiss Graduate School of Public Administration (IDHEAP), part of the University of Lausanne’s Faculty of Law, Criminal Justice and Public Administration, seeks a:

Associate Professor or Assistant Professor on a tenure track for the rank of Associate Professor in Urban Economics (100%)
Depending on the applications received and their evaluation, the Faculty reserves the right to offer the position at a different level.

Commencement date: 1 January 2023 or a date to be agreed
Place of work: IDHEAP, on the University of Lausanne campus, Dorigny

Your activities:
The development and delivery of courses focused on urban economics and governance across IDHEAP’s different training programmes (master’s degree and continuing education).
Conducting research on issues related to the transformations occurring in contemporary urban spaces, underpinned by an urban economics perspective and revealing its links with urban governance.
Developing consultancy and service provision activities for the community, particularly for the benefit of public sector entities facing challenges related to urban economics and governance.

Your profile:
A PhD in economics, economic geography, public administration or another social science discipline.
A deep and thorough understanding of the theories and methodologies of urban economics and an excellent appreciation of the challenges of urban governance. Expertise in quantitative methodologies, particularly in the domain of georeferenced data.

Your application dossier:
Your application must include a letter of motivation, a detailed academic CV indicating your research interests, a list of your publications and copies of your most recent diplomas. These documents should be transmitted to the University as a single PDF file (a zip format is acceptable). Only applications sent via the www.unil.ch/carrieres/en/home/menuinst/emplois  portal will be considered.

Download the full job descriptionThe University of Lausanne seeks to promote an equitable representation of men and women among its staff and thus encourages applications from women.

Application deadline: 31 May 2022