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

Department of Economics

Both positions are of limited duration – starting late August 2024 and lasting until next summer, at most to July 31, 2025. The posts will be based at the SSE premises in the heart of Stockholm. We offer competitive salaries with additional pension and social security contributions.

The primary task of the Research Assistant (RA) will be to assist faculty at the Department of Economics 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. One of the RA positions will also work as a teaching assistant for two BSc- or MSc courses during the academic year.

Good 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 an 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. 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.

Applications are due by April 10. The application should include a CV, 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.

This position is open to all nationalities. The Stockholm School of Economics will sponsor work visa applications for non-EU citizens.

We look forward to receiving your application.

About Stockholm School of Economics

Type of employment Special fixed-term employment
Contract type Full time
First day of employment Late August 2024
Salary According to agreement
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100%
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number 2024/10
  • Malin Skanelid, Department Coordinator,
Published 06.Mar.2024
Last application date 10.Apr.2024 11:59 PM CEST

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