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LISER (formerly CEPS/INSTEAD) is a Luxembourgish public research institute under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Higher Education and Research.
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Published: 21 days ago
Application deadline: Mar 20
Location: Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg
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Statistician (m/f)

The Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research (LISER) is recruiting

Réf 17-04
Full time, 40 hrs/week
Fixed-term contract: 3 years (with a possibility of an extension up to 5 years in total)

About you and the position:

LISER is looking for a statistician to join the Survey Team with the following skills and experience:

  • Academic background (M.A. or PhD) in statistics, preferably with focus on survey research methodology
  • Familiarity with survey research design for developing uni- and multi-mode surveys
  • Knowledge of statistical procedures in survey development, such as sampling, weighting and imputation
  • Knowledge of statistical software (e.g. SAS, STATA, R)
  • Work experience in the field of survey development for economics, social science, geography or health sciences
  • Ability to work independently with a pro-active, problem-solver attitude
  • Ability to work in a collaborative manner  

In this position, you will work within a team of statisticians / survey research methodologists and researchers on developing and implementing surveys for various stakeholders in Luxembourg (e.g. ministries, the Central Bank of Luxembourg, research institutes). You will work on surveys that are conducted within the framework of European consortia, such as The Survey of Health, Aging and Retirement in Europe (SHARE) or the Household Finance and Consumption Survey (HFCS), but also on various on-demand projects tailored to the needs of internal researchers, various stakeholders in Luxembourg and the cross-border region.

The working language is English, knowledge of French and/or German is an asset.

Interest in pursuing a research and publications agenda related to the work profile in the LISER Survey Team will be supported.

Benefits We Offer

We offer highly competitive salaries and significant mobility and network funding, as well as a wide range of development opportunities to support your career path.

In addition to excellent health, education (public, private and high level international schools) and recreational services, Luxembourg affords a rich variety of cultural activities typical of a major university environment, including museums, music, art and theatre.

Location : Belval Cité des Sciences, Luxembourg

About LISER:

LISER is a publicly funded research institute located in Luxembourg and devoted to applied empirical research in economic, social and spatial sciences. Interdisciplinarity is a key element for stimulating scientific innovation. The institute attracts top researchers from all over the world and high-level student training is a vivid part of the institute’s activities. LISER is well connected to the University of Luxembourg, and also to other universities in the cross-border neighborhood. It is an integral part of the fast growing research environment of the Cité des Sciences on the new Belval campus in the south of the country.

Based on its scientific expertise and high academic reputation, the institute addresses current and future societal challenges and provides relevant and independent policy advice both on the national and on the European level. The scientific output is not only regularly published in high profile peer reviewed journals and books, but also in form of popular articles reaching a wider audience. The three research departments are supported by a number of transversal coordinating teams. The institute staff consists of about 130 employees, 65 of them are researchers from the fields of economics, sociology, political sciences and geography (see www.liser.lu).

About the departments:

The departments strongly benefit from the data center department where the Statistician position will be situated. The department collects a wide range of survey data on households and individuals. LISER is collecting the national components of the European Union Statistics on Income and Living Conditions, the Survey on Health Ageing and Retirement in Europe, and the Household Finance and Consumption Survey, exploitation of which is strongly encouraged for cross-national, comparative research. The data center provides access to administrative data covering longitudinal employment and unemployment records of all employees of the country, which may be linked to firm data, individual health data and geographical information. The Greater region of Luxembourg also provides an interesting research subject, because of a clash of different institutional settings within a small distance, which can be used for identifying relevant drivers for individual behavior as well as firm behavior.

The research agenda of the department “Labor Market” is mainly based on a micro-econometric approach addressing labor supply and labor demand as well as migration and evaluation of activation policies. This is complemented by a modelling of matching processes on the labor market. Beyond that, an important branch of the department consists of research on labor relations and firm organization.

The department “Living Conditions” is focusing on household income, inequality, poverty, and social inclusion. Special interest is given to wealth over the life-cycle, from childhood, over youth, and family stage to the retirement age. Evaluation of the impact of educational policy, family policy, health policy and social policy in general on living conditions is also an integral part of the research agenda.

The spatial dimension of income, wealth and labour markets, both from a geographical as well as an economic perspective, is addressed by the department “Urban Development and Mobility”. Commuting and residential mobility in cross border metropolitan areas is one of the key topics. Special interest is given to the impact of housing policy. Among else, the Institute is running the so-called Housing Observatory for Luxembourg, a rich data base covering all housing property transactions in Luxembourg for more than ten years. Another key topic is the role of borders as well as the mechanisms of integration and cross-border governance.

About the Community:

The institute is located on the new Belval campus in the south of Luxembourg, which combines the University of Luxembourg and a substantial part of the country’s publicly funded research facilities.

The “Cité des Sciences” is a unique and outstanding academic enterprise in the heart of Europe (http://www.belval.lu/en/).

Luxembourg with its nearly 600,000 inhabitants is one of the wealthiest countries in the world and provides a stimulating mixture of modern culture and tradition. Contemporary urbanity of its capital lies in close vicinity to a rich nature. In addition to excellent health, education (public, private and high level international schools) and recreational services, the community affords a rich variety of cultural activities typical of a major university environment, including museums, music, art and theatre. The country is about to become a five language nation. Besides the official languages French, German and Luxemburgish, English, Italian and Portuguese are frequently spoken. The working languages at the institute are French and/or English.

Application Process:

Applicants should submit the following:

  1. letter of application;
  2. curriculum vitae;
  3. copy of diplomas;
  4. contact details for three references .

Please submit all your material by the following deadline: 20th of March 2017.

Send applications via the following link: https://jobs.liser.lu/jobs

LISER - Campus Belval – Maison des Sciences Humaines
Human Resources, Attn: Ms. Valérie Baran, HR Manager
11, porte des Sciences L-4366 Esch-sur-Alzette – Luxembourg

LISER is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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