The Institute for International Economic Studies (IIES) seeks to hire a research assistant/data analyst in economics. Within the framework of the position, you will supply data support to research projects at the Institute. The position entails large possibilities to develop your competencies if you are interested in participating in internationally leading research in economics.

IIES is one of the foremost research institutes in economics in the Nordic countries and Europe. Its objective is to produce leading economic research on important questions in society. The Institute is an international workplace with English as its work language. We value a devoted, dynamic and cooperative research environment.
 

Your work tasks

Modern economic research does, to an increasing extent, build on the analysis of large amounts of data. This entails challenges as concerns collecting, handling and analyzing data. We are looking for a research assistant who can contribute experience and knowledge of data analysis. You will be working closely with the researchers at the IIES and will be responsible for dealing with several parallel projects, documenting your work and delivering within set timeframes. The work tasks and the environment will provide you with the opportunity to obtain considerable experience in how leading research is carried out.

Your qualifications

We are looking for candidates with an analytical mind who are interested in research in the social sciences and economics. Computer science, statistics or other quantitative subjects all constitute relevant educational backgrounds. We are particularly interested in applicants with proved experience of quantitative research, data processing, data scrapping, text analysis, data visualization and/or administration of surveys. Knowledge of the programs STATA, R, ArcGIS and in particular Python are very valuable. The work language is English and you are expected to have excellent English skills in both reading and writing.

Employment conditions

The position is full time, is limited in time and runs over 12 months. Starting date to be agreed on.

Contact

If you have any questions about the project or the position, please contact:

Ingvild Almås, ingvild.almas@iies.su.se, phone 08-674 77 10
Timo Boppart, timo.boppart@iies.su.se, phone 08-16 35 52, or
Konrad Burchardi, konrad.burchardi@iies.su.se, phone 08-16 30 54.
 

For further details on how to apply, please consult the complete Swedish ad on the Stockholm University Vacancies web.