Research Assistant (temporary position)

Stockholm University
February 28, 2023
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at the Department of Economics. Closing date: 2023-02-28.

The Department of Economics belongs to the Faculty of Social Sciences at Stockholm University and employs around 90 workers. We conduct top-level research and provide education in Economics with the help of a well- functioning administration. We are an international and dynamic department physically located at the center of campus in Frescati, north of the Stockholm city center.

Main responsibilities The Department of Economics at Stockholm University is looking to hire a full-time predoctoral research fellow for a period of one year to start in September 2023 the latest.

The research fellow will support and collaborate on a series of new and ongoing projects within Macroeconomics and Finance, with a particular focus on household finance. These projects involve a team of researchers: Associate Professor Roine Vestman (Department of Economics, Stockholm U) and Ph.D. students at Stockholm University and University of California Los Angeles. The research projects leverage large administrative datasets and empirical methods from the research frontier.

The successful applicant will receive mentoring from the above-mentioned group. Research fellows are physically based at the Department of Economics at Stockholm University, Sweden, and are working closely with the team members. Prior research fellows at the Department of Economics have gone on to attend top-tier PhD programs in Economics.

Concrete tasks:

  • Process and manage large datasets.
  • Conduct statistical and econometric analysis, primarily using Stata, but also MATLAB or Julia.
  • Write project reports that summarize analysis.
  • Prepare literature reviews.
  • Qualification requirements Required:

  • Bachelor's or master's degree in a subject that that includes substantial quantitative coursework, for example Master in Engineering or Economics.
  • Extensive programming skills.
  • Strong interest in economics and public policy.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Other useful qualifications:

  • Prior experience as a research assistant.
  • Programming skills in Stata, MATLAB Julia and Python.
  • Knowledge of LaTeX.
  • Experience in working with large datasets.
  • Intermediate reading skills in a Scandinavian language.
  • We place a large weight on personal characteristics, such as a positive and constructive attitude, service-mindedness, being meticulous and cooperative.
  • Terms of employment This is a full-time position for 12 months with a flexible starting date, starting in September 2023 the latest. Salaries at Stockholm University are individually determined. Please indicate your requested salary. We can provide help and guidance with the work permit application for non-EU residents.

    Stockholm University strives to be a workplace free from discrimination and with equal opportunities for all.

    Contact Further information about the position can be obtained from Associate Professor Roine Vestman, telephone: +46 70 959 5588, [email protected]

    Union representatives Ingrid Lander (Saco-S), telephone: +46 708 16 26 64, [email protected], Alejandra Pizarro Carrasco (Fackförbundet ST/Lärarförbundet), telephone: +46 8 16 34 89, [email protected], and [email protected] (SEKO).

    Application Apply for the position at Stockholm University's 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.

    An application should consist of:

  • Cover letter describing among other things:
  • Reasons for wishing to become a Research Assistant.
  • Brief description of any research experience.
  • Contact details for at least one and up to three academic or professional references.
  • CV (please list your GPA from completed degrees).
  • An academic writing example (e.g. bachelor's or master's thesis or term paper).
  • Documentation of prior programming experience, for example a structured code from thesis work or course work in the programming language of your choice.
  • The instructions for applicants are available at: How to apply for a position.

    You are welcome to apply!

    Stockholm University contributes to the development of sustainable democratic society through knowledge, enlightenment and the pursuit of truth.

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