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Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM) is looking for qualified and motivated junior researchers (or research assistants) to fill 2 positions for the programme Labour in the Low-Carbon Transition (LiLT). The candidates will help senior reseachers involved in the programme to conduct empirical analyses on the following topics: i. the labour market impacts of climate and green policies across workers; ii. study structural transformations associated with the low-carbon transition: innovation, productivity, skill demand and emission dynamics; iii. assess the distributional effects of climate and green policies and their repercussions on political acceptability and voting patterns; iv. modeling and estimating reallocation costs associated with the low-carbon transition, v. estimating the impact of climatic shocks and pollution exposure on labour supply, health and productivity.

The researchers are encouraged to make proposals to broaden the scope of the programme, within the range of its main objectives (see here). As in any pre-doctoral appointment, the new researcher assistant will have time to pursue her/his own research agenda and will be advised by the FEEM researchers on potential career developments.

FEEM is a leading research institute on sustainable development and offers an invaluable research environment and an interdisciplinary workplace, with diverse skills and international staff. FEEM has strong ties with a worldwide network of research institutions engaged in economic research and provides excellent opportunities to focus on research and disseminate results in international conferences and stakeholders’ events.

The selected researchers will be based in Milan (Italy) and will primarily focus on research projects. The researchers will also be asked to contribute to internal activities including the active participation to conferences and workshops, the writing of policy briefs and blog posts.

The job assignment is expected to begin in January 2024. Several work arrangements are possible including part- and full-time contracts. The duration of the contract will be of 12 months and could be renewed for an additional year. Gross salary is competitive and will be based on qualification and experience.


The candidate should have completed (or be near to completion) a M.Sc. degree in subject areas related to economics, applied statistics and data science.

The ideal candidate:

  • has some knowledge of microeconometric techniques and panel data;
  • has some experience of working with large datasets;
  • has some knowledge of text analysis and/or machine learning techniques;
  • has sufficient command of (at least one) standard statistical packages, like R, stata and Matlab;
  • is familiar with at least one of the main field of study of the project; environment/climate economics, labour economics, international economics, political economy;

How to apply

Applicants can submit their application and detailed curriculum vitae here. Please mention ref: LILT-RA-OCTOBER.2023 in the application.

Deadline for applications

FEEM will begin considering candidates immediately and will continue until the position is filled. The short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview.

FEEM values diversity and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified candidates regardless of age, gender, race, disability, sexual orientation, religion or ethnic background.