Research Assistant in Economics
University of Gothenburg School of Business, Economics and Law
Sweden

Research Assistant in Economics

Diary id:PAR 2020/802

Employment level:Fixed term

Location:Department of Economics

Apply by:2020-07-08

Job assignments

The job assignments includes assistans in various projects at the Unit for Environmental Economics, at the Department of Economics. The unit conducts research on the environment, climate, natural resources and sustainable development. The holder will primarily work on projects that concern optimal design of policy instruments and the drivers of attitudes towards climate actions. Main tasks include data collection and analysis, writing reports, literature studies, information gathering, fact checking, proofreading and administration.

Qualifications

We are looking for a person who is about to finish his/ her master degree or have a master’s degree in economics with environmental economics, or have equivalent education. It is a requirement to communicate with ease in speech and writing in both Swedish and English, and have good ability to write and proofread texts. Since the work involves many contacts with researchers and external stakeholders, it is necessary that the holder of the position is good at collaborating both within and outside the department and is able to work proactively and efficiently in a multinational work environment. Knowledge and experience of working with Swedish and international environmental policy is considered a merit, as is experience of having previously worked with similar tasks. Experience in data analysis, econometrics and statistical software is an advantage. Great importance will be attached to the ability to take own initiatives, organize, work independently and to personal suitability.

Employment

The employment is a temporary employment during one year with an extent of 100% of full time, located at the Department of Economics. Starting date is 1st of September or upon agreement.

For further information regarding the position

Please contact:
Thomas Sterner, Senior Professor of Environmental Economics
Phone: 031 786 1377
E-mail: thomas.sterner@economics.gu.se

Unions

Union representatives at the University of Gothenburg: http://www.gu.se/english/about_the_university/job-opportunities/union-representatives

Other

Interviews will be held on Skype or Zoom.

University of Gothenburg starts the fall with teaching and working on distance. Therefor the introduction to the work will partly take place at distance and work will probably be done at distance initially.

How to apply

In order to apply for a position at the University of Gothenburg, you have to register an account in our online recruitment system. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the job advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline. The selection of candidates is made on the basis of the qualifications registered in the application.

Attach in the application:

  • CV
  • Personal letter
  • Diploma/ degree certificate
  • References
  • Other document important for the application (master thesis or other relevant work/publications)

Closing date: 2020-07-08

The University of Gothenburg promotes equal opportunities, equality and diversity.

Salary is determined on an individual basis.

Applications will be destroyed or returned (upon request) two years after the decision of employment has become final. Applications from the employed and from those who appeal the decision will not be returned.


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