Fg Iv - Economic And Policy Analyst - Scientific/Technical Support Officer

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22 Aug 2023

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European Commission - Joint Research Centre


Joint Research Centre

Research Field

Economics » Social economics

Researcher Profile

First Stage Researcher (R1)

Recognised Researcher (R2)

Established Researcher (R3)

Leading Researcher (R4)



Application Deadline

30 Sep 2023 - 23:59 (Europe/Brussels)

Type of Contract


Job Status


Hours Per Week


Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?


Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?


Offer Description


A Directorate General of the European Commission, the Joint Research Centre (JRC) provides independent, evidence-based knowledge and science, supporting EU policies to positively impact society.

The current vacancy is with the Unit Economic and Financial Resilience of the Directorate for Fair and Sustainable Economy. The unit contributes to the development of European Union policies based on top-class research on economic and financial resilience. The Unit provides scientific evidence to support policy making in the areas of: macroeconomic surveillance and forecasting, modelling post-COVID and twin-transition economies; analysis of foreign direct investments and multinational enterprises; wellbeing, fairness and resilience; sustainable and digital finance, financial stability. The Unit also supports EU policies towards a fair and sustainable economy by communicating scientific data, methods, tools and knowledge in this policy area.

The position is meant to cover activities in the JRC activity portfolio number 20 “Towards an inclusive and resilient society: social justice and fair twin transition”, developing measurement strategies for sustainable and inclusive wellbeing ‘beyond GDP'. It contributes to a broad Commission-wide initiative, as announced in Section II.2 and III.7 of the 2023 Strategic Foresight Report. The main objective is to develop beyond-GDP metrics that can be gradually embedded into EU policymaking. Additional work streams include improving monitoring tools by developing robust model-based indicators (for instance on social capital), and integrated assessment models for projections and scenario analysis.


  • a dynamic and multidisciplinary work environment, with a visible impact on policy and society in Europe and beyond;
  • close cooperation with policy Directorates-General in the Commission to pursue the SIWB initiative of the Commission;
  • a focus to generate new evidence on and tools for measuring wellbeing, sustainability, fairness, and resilience, based on robust research;
  • a role to act as science-to-policy interlocutors between the scientific community and policymakers.

    The jobholder will develop measurement strategies for sustainable and inclusive wellbeing ‘beyond GDP', for the purpose of informing and supporting the policy process within the Commission. It includes quantitative and statistical analyses on emerging topics in wellbeing, sustainability and inclusiveness.

    VACANCY CODE: 2023-IPR-B1-FGIV-023578


    Research Field

    Economics » Social economics

    Education Level

    PhD or equivalent


    We are looking for a highly motivated researcher with experience in topics related to welfare economics, the measurement of wellbeing, and the beyond GDP discussion.

    The ideal candidate should have as essential :

  • A minimum of 3 years of research experience after the first degree giving access to doctoral studies;
  • Background in Economics, Statistics or Social Sciences with experience and strong skills in quantitative analyses, modelling and econometrics, including data analysis background, proven by studies or research based on the use of data and statistical methods;
  • Experience in conducting research on welfare economics and the measurement of prosperity;
  • Good knowledge of one or more standard statistical packages, including programming principles, such as: Stata, R, Python, MATLAB ...;
  • Thorough knowledge of spoken and written English (C1), including the ability to write technical and/or policy reports.
  • The ideal candidate should have as desirable :

  • Ph.D. or a minimum of 5 years of research experience after the first degree giving access to doctoral studies;
  • Experience in working with micro data on individuals/households, and the most common macro datasets (e.g. national accounts data);
  • Experience in economic and/or social policy analysis.
  • The preferred candidate will have the following behavioural competencies :

  • Commitment, motivation and proactivity in pursuing projects;
  • Ability to work independently, including the effective management of own workload, and also as a part of a team;
  • Ability to identify and focus on the essential elements of issues and processes so as to achieve established goals efficiently;
  • Ability to adapt to changing plans and priorities.
  • Languages




    Research Field

    Economics » Social economics

    Years of Research Experience

    1 - 4
    Additional Information


    The JRC provides high-quality working conditions in a dynamic environment. Working in a multidisciplinary and multicultural team, the successful candidate will have a unique opportunity to support EU policies and contribute to JRC's research agenda. The JRC encourages interactions with policy makers, academics and other leading stakeholders active in the field, including participation in (international) conferences and workshops.

    Indicative basic salary 3877,47 - 5616,29€

    For detailed information please consult: https: // joint-research- centre.ec.europa.eu/system/files/2023-01/Communication-on-Conditions-of- employmentContractual-Agents-3b.pdf

    Eligibility criteria

    You can apply if:

  • You are a citizen of one of the EU Member States or from Associated Countries;
  • You have a level of education corresponding to completed university studies of at least three (3) years attested by a diploma and at least five (5) years of professional experience in one of the fields mentioned in sections II and VI of the call OR a doctoral diploma in one of these fields.
  • Selection process

    If you are already on a valid CAST FG IV reserve list, or you have already applied to one of the calls below, you can directly submit your application at https: // recruitment.jrc.ec.europa.eu/?type=AX with the vacancy code 2023-IPR-B1-FGIV-023578.

    If not, before applying to this position, you must register for one of the two following:

  • The specialised call for researchers (JRC Call COM/1/2015/FGIV – Research), which is mainly used by the JRC and is the recommended call for researchers meeting the minimum eligibility requirements, or
  • The Call for Expressions of Interest EU Careers (europa.eu) (CAST Permanent FGIV), which is used by a wide range of organisations (institutions, bodies, offices and agencies of the European Union).
  • Note that each of the calls above has different minimum eligibility requirements and different selection tests.

    Additional comments

    The JRC cultivates a workplace based on respect for other people and the environment, and embraces non-discriminatory practices and equality of opportunity. In case of equal merit, preference will be given to the gender in minority.

    Website for additional job details

    https: // recruitment.jrc.ec.europa.eu/showprjaux.php?id=2639&apply=vacancy- for-…

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