2 Positions for Researchers for the EU project SkillMeets, programme Labour in the Low-Carbon Transition
Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM) is recruiting two researchers to work on the recently awarded EU H2020 project SkillMeets. The research will be done within the programme Labour in the Low-Carbon Transition (LiLT). SkillMeets has three main objectives: i. generate data and indicators to quantify the extent of skills shortages and mismatch in Europe; ii. explore the drivers of these gaps and shortages, with a focus on the digital and green transitions; iii. analyse and identify pathways to reduce skill gaps and shortages. The FEEM team is in charge of the analysis of the skill shortage and drivers associated with the green transition, including evaluation of the impacts of green policies. The team will use various data sources on which the FEEM LiLT team has long experience, such as task and skill data (O*NET), online job vacancy data, patent (PATSTAT) and product-level (PRODCOM) data, matched employer-employee data for France and Italy.
The new researchers will be encouraged to make proposals to broaden the scope of the envisaged research within the range of the main objectives of SkillMeets. The new researchers will also have time to pursue her/his own research agenda.
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). The job will primarily focus on research. As part of his/her duties, the researchers will have to produce scientific articles, which are also the main deliverables of the SkillMeets project. The results of the scientific articles may then be used for dissemination in the FEEM working paper series, 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 indicative duration of the contract will be of 36 months, but again different work arrangements are possible. Gross salary is highly competitive and will be based on qualification and experience.
A background with solid quantitative skills, as demonstrated by the achievement of at least a M.Sc. in subject areas related to economics, environmental economics, labour economics, applied statistics and data science. A Ph.D. degree is not compulsory, but it is highly valued.
The ideal candidate:
- is proficient in the microeconometric techniques and panel data;
- is familiar with at least one of the main field of study of the project; environment economics, labour economics;
- is able to work independently with large datasets;
- is familiar with text analysis and/or machine learning techniques;
- has excellent command of (at least one) standard statistical packages, like R, Stata and Python;
- can operate in an international context with English as a working language;
- is highly committed to develop the SkillMeets project.
How to apply
Applicants can submit their application and detailed curriculum vitae here. Please mention ref: LILT-SKILL-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.