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07 September 2020

Fully Funded PhD Project (European/UK Students Only)

The University of East Anglia is pleased to invite applications for a fully funded PhD studentship in the Health Economics and Prioritisation Theme of the NIHR Applied Research Collaboration (ARC) East of England (http://www.arc-eoe.nihr.ac.uk/). The studentship is jointly funded by the ARC (50%) and Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences University of East Anglia (UEA, 50%) and will be based at UEA.

The studentship is offered for an outstanding early stage researcher to conduct research relevant to health economics and prioritisation in health and social care. The successful candidate will undertake econometric analysis to explore regional inequalities in health in the UK using detailed biomarker data available in a large national representative social science dataset (Understanding Society – the UK Household Longitudinal Study; https://www.understandingsociety.ac.uk/). Decomposition techniques will be undertaken to explore the underlying sources of these inequalities, exploring the contribution of observed neighbourhood-level characteristics, and understand their relative role, over and above individual-level characteristics and lifestyle behaviours.

Contact Dr Apostolos Davillas for further information:  +44 (0)1603 59 1208 https://people.uea.ac.uk/a_davillas

Start date: 2 February 2021
Full-time, 3 years
Location: Norwich, UK

Entry requirements:

  • Applicants should have a 2.1 or higher undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline, a background relevant to health economics and prioritisation, and an interest in applied research relevant to health or social care. Relevant disciplines for a first degree might include economics; medicine, nursing or another applied health or social care field; health sciences; psychology; mathematics/biostatistics or another area justified to be relevant.
  • A relevant Master’s degree with a strong health economics component and/or previous experience in applied health economics research are desirable.
  • Candidates must meet UEA entrance requirements – see: https://www.uea.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/research-degrees/how-to-apply/entry-requirements

Application date: 30 September 2020

07 September 2020

Professorship in Development Economics

The Department of Economics Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Copenhagen (UCPH) seeks excellent candidates for a professorship in Development Economics.

The position is a permanent, full-time position and is available from December 1st or as soon as possible thereafter.

The successful candidate is also expected to take an active role in the University of Copenhagen’s Asian Dynamics Initiative, ADI, which is a cross-faculty Asia focus at the University of Copenhagen. https://asiandynamics.ku.dk/english/

Duties and Responsibilities
Duties and responsibilities of the post include contributing to the scholarship and intellectual life of the University by conducting world-class research and teaching. A professor also has administrative responsibilities and is expected to develop the field in synergy with other fields as well as to exercise academic leadership.

To be qualified for the position, the applicant should have:

  • A high degree of original academic production at an international level, which documents that the applicant has contributed to Development Economics
  • Strong teaching qualifications
  • Management experience in relation to research and teaching

The recruitment process
Further information on the recruitment process at University of Copenhagen can be found here:  https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/

Contact information
Information about the recruitment process is available from HR Rikke Dall, e-mail: hrsc@hrsc, please refer to ID number: 211-0070/20-2K

Application date: 28 September 2020

07 September 2020

Professor of Innovation and Regional Development

The Western Norway University of Applied Sciences, Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences has a permanent 100% position as a Professor of Innovation and Regional Development. The work place will be in Bergen but business travel between the three campuses must be expected.

Key duties- and responsibilities:
The successful applicant will be given the responsibility to strengthen current research in innovation as well as participating in teaching and development activities at FØS. The successful applicant will contribute to the PhD programme “Responsible Innovation and Regional Development” by actively participating in further development of the programme as well as teaching and supervising students at PhD and master level.

Qualifications required:
A candidate with professorial competence in the central disciplines of the PhD programme with a focus on innovation, regional development and sustainability. It is advantageous to have an understanding of how innovation of services can contribute to regional development in collaboration with business, public, and voluntary sector. Furthermore, the ability and experience of developing and leading larger professional disciplines, such as a PhD programme, will be emphasized. Experience in developing and running a masters degree programme is also an advantage. It is also important that the successful applicant has the ability to contribute to the faculty’s development by including other researches, through the initiation of new research activities, connecting the milieu to national and international research networks, and contributing to development of applications for external funding (RCN; Horizon Europa).

Application procedure:
Please send your resume and CV by clicking the button marked with «Søk stillingen» on this site. We kindly inform you that your application will be evaluated using the information provided in your application at www.jobbnorge.no by the application date. It is the applicant’s own responsibility to ensure that all relevant attachments are submitted by the application date including scientific work (up to 15 pieces), complete publication list, certificates and diplomas. If the diplomas, certificates or other evidence of formal qualifications are not in a Scandinavian language or English, the applicant must submit certified translations. Please compress attachments exceeding 15 MB, or attach them as a link to the application.

Applications will be sent to the expert committee electronically via Jobbnorge. Based on the committee’s recommendation, qualified applicants will be invited to an interview and an trial lecture. Applications cannot be sent by e-mail or to individuals at Western Norway University of Applied Sciences.

Application deaadline: 27 September 2020

13 August 2020

Two Open Academic Positions- Department of Economics at the Universidad Católica del Norte (Chile)

The applicants must be capable of:

  • Contributing to undergraduate-level teaching (in some of the following courses: macroeconomics, microeconomics, econometrics, statistics) and graduate-level teaching (2 courses per semester with 3 hours per week of direct teaching each).
  • Developing and implementing externally funded research projects at national or international level;
  • Contributing to the Department’s research objectives with publications; and
  • Supporting the Department management and outreach activities.

Selection process
Applications must submit the following information:

  • What Profile is applying for.
  • A full research/academic curriculum vitae.
  • A doctoral degree certificate closely related to the fields above described at the time of appointment.
  • A letter of application describing research and teaching interests.
  • Samples of working papers or recent publications and,
  • Names and contact details of two referees plus the recommendation letter.

Application deadline: 15 October 2020

7 August 2020

Joint Research Center – Trainee Positions

The traineeship is within the Health Promotion team of the Health in Society Unit. Health promotion is about ‘the process of enabling
people to increase control over, and to improve, their health’. Knowledge and best practices for primary prevention of cancer and other noncommunicable diseases is a main topic. The team also supports the Farm to Fork Strategy objectives, in particular those related to promoting sustainable and healthy food preferences.

Duration: 5 months

 familiarity with working in international environment
 familiarity with the topics of health promotion and or public health nutrition.

For general eligibility requirements, please read the rules governing the traineeship scheme of the JRC:


4 August 2020

Post-Doc proposal “Quantitative assessment of the energy transition” at Paris School of Economics

  • Workplace : Paris
  • Contract period : 1 year (with possible extension for a second year)
  • Expected date of employment : September/October 2020
  • Desired level of education : PhD

In the framework of the EU funded project TIPPING+ (Enabling Positive Tipping Points towards clean-energy transitions in Coal and Carbon Intensive Regions), the Paris School of Economics is recruiting a post-doctoral research fellow for 1 year (with possible extension for a second year).

The research fellow will be in charge of performing (i) an econometric assessment of the impact of climate policy in European Carbon Intensive Regions and (ii) a forward-looking analysis of the potential structural changes induced by these policies. The latter analysis will rely on the development of dynamic models of the European production network.

The candidate must have a very strong quantitative background with a PhD in applied mathematics, economics, or related field (operation research, physics, statistics). Furthermore, he/she must have a good understanding of current trends in the European climate policy landscape. Interested candidates should send a cover letter and a cv (including a publication list and the contact details of three referees) to antoine.mandel univ-paris1.fr

Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.

3 August 2020

DLGS (Dresdedn Leibniz Graduate School) Fellowship

To enter the DLGS selection process, you must comply with the following criteria:

  1. First Master’s degree obtained within the last 3 years before application (date of certificate).
  2. Total grade obtained for the Master’s degree “good” or better (corresponding to German level “gut”).
  3. Research proposal within scope that clearly
    1. addresses the topic of the current DLGS call
    2. aligns with IOER research areas (one or several)
    3. identifies suitable supervisors (professors) at the TU Dresden / IOER
  4. Complete application including the online form and all supporting documents requested.
Application checklist
A complete DLGS application includes all of the following components:
  1. Letter of motivation
  2. Certificates and transcripts of academic qualification (MA, BA, higher education entrance exam)
  3. English proficiency level test certificate (e.g. TOEFL, IELTS, TOEIC)
  4. Online application form filled out and submitted (incl. all the above documentation)
Evaluation criteria
All applications that have passed the eligibility check (see above) are evaluated against two types of criteria:
  1. Selection criteria
    1. Relevance
    2. Scientific soundness
    3. Innovativeness
    4. Feasibility
  1. Balancing criteria
    1. Gender
    2. Scientific disciplines
    3. Geography

Further details are provided in the application checklist for download.

Application deadline: 15 September 2020

15 May 2020

Assistant Professor position at GSSI

The Social Science Area at the Gran Sasso Science Institute (GSSI) invites expressions of interest for faculty positions at the Assistant Professor level (Tenure Track) from highly qualified scholars worldwide in the field of Regional Science or Economic Geography.

The Social Science Area at the GSSI is a vibrant, international and multidisciplinary environment. The research focuses on Regional Science and Economic Geography covering a wide range of topics including (but not limited to) the resilience of inner areas, migration, innovation, disasters, culture and tourism. GSSI has a large national and international network both with other Universities and International Organizations. Their teaching committee includes some of the biggest names in the field. As GSSI is currently planning to expand our group, the present call for expressions of interest aims at identifying bright and motivated scholars who might want to join the GSSI faculty.

Candidates are required to have a doctoral degree in applied economics, economic geography or related fields prior to the appointment, with a proven record of achievements, a clear potential to promote and lead research activities, a specific interest in teaching at postgraduate level and supervising doctoral students.

A curriculum vitae, list of publications, and a brief research statement should be sent by email rseg@gssi.it together with a short motivation letter in which the candidate discusses the reasons for his/her interest in joining the GSSI team. The candidates should also arrange for two recommendation letters to be sent directly to the GSSI rseg@gssi.it.

Application deadline: 30 September, 2020.


28 October 2019

Internship Programme at the OECD Trento Centre for Local Development, Italy

The OECD Trento Centre for Local Development is part of the Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Regions and Cities (CFE) of the OECD. The mission of the Trento Centre is to build capacities for local development in OECD member and non-member countries.

Recently, the OECD Trento centre has revamped its internship programme making it more flexible and comprehensive. Now, the applications are accepted any time for four 3-month internship periods during the year. OECD can be flexible in terms of the start and the end dates. The original internship duration can be extended several times up to 12 months of total duration.

OECD offers two internship streams:

  1. The Spatial Productivity Lab (SPL): a research-oriented programme with a strong empirical focus on regional development and productivity; currently, we work on several projects that leverage the micro-level and unconventional data.
  2. Capacity building: a stream of work closer aligned with subnational (regional and local) policy-making, evidence-based policy design and peer knowledge exchange.

Internships at OECD are open for students who:

  • Are enrolled in a full-time degree programme for the duration of the internship in a field or discipline related to the work of the OECD Trento Centre;
  • Are available for a minimum internship duration of three months (a four- to six-month duration is strongly preferred);
  • Have an excellent command of English;
  • Possess solid quantitative and IT skills;
  • Demonstrate excellent drafting and communication skills;
  • Are capable of working in multicultural and international team environment.

The internship is based in Trento, Italy. Interns can come from any country and are responsible for obtaining their VISA, if required.

OECD recruits interns on an on-going basis and applications are accepted throughout the year. You can apply anytime via our online application platform.

Your application will be considered for the round corresponding to the nearest of the four deadlines below:

  • 1 December 2019
  • 1 February 2020
  • 1 June 2020
  • 1 October 2020

Shortly after each deadline, all applications in the system are evaluated. Applicants who are not selected are removed from the system and are not considered during the next rounds.

The internship is expected to start in two months after the application deadline but an alternative timing can be agreed upon in certain circumstances.

More information is available here.

For more information on the OECD Trento Centre’s Internship Programme please consult  frequently asked questions or contact OECD.