The Department of Economics is announcing three full-time positions as a Research Assistant

Department of Economics

All three positions are of limited duration – starting on August 17, 2021 and lasting until next summer, at most to July 31, 2022. The posts will be based at the SSE premises in the heart of Stockholm and we offer 22 000 SEK as monthly wage (with additional pension and social security contributions).

The primary task of the RA will be to assist faculty in research related tasks. This can, for example, consist of preparing data sets, implementing econometric analysis, working on developing questionnaires, help in making presentations, figures or surveying parts of a literature. For one of the positions the RA will also act as a teaching assistant for two BSc- or MSc courses during the academic year

Knowledge of Stata or R (statistical software packages) is essential. Familiarity with other research tools such as Matlab or LateX or computing languages such as Python or Julia is a strong advantage. Applicants should have at least a bachelor’s degree in Economics or Finance by the time that the positions start but more advanced studies are a merit.

Research Assistants are offered an office and considered an integral part of the research environment at the department, including mentorship from a designated faculty member at the Department of Economics. The positions offer a pathway to doctoral studies through a direct engagement in research and personal mentorship from faculty. They are also attractive as an intermediate step for other careers.  Past candidates have gone on to reputed PhD programs in Europe and the US, as well as to careers in policy-oriented organizations.

Send your application by May 10. The application should include a record of courses taken and grades, the most advanced academic paper you have written, a short letter of motivation, and the name of two references.

We look forward to receiving your application.

About the Stockholm School of Economics

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment August 17, 2021
Salary 22 000 SEK
Number of positions 3
Working hours 100%
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number 2021/30
  • Malin Skanelid, Department Coordinator,
  • For HR related questions: Linda Tarmet,
Published 23.Apr.2021
Last application date 10.May.2021 11:59 PM CET