Research Associate (postdoctoral researcher, m/f) - Project on the Politics of Inequality & Housing
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Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research (LISER) , in the context of the PROPEL project - PROactive Policymaking for Equal Lives , in collaboration with the University of Luxembourg (UL) invite candidates to apply for the position of Research Associate (postdoctoral researcher, m / f) Ref : - to play an active role in the implementation of the PROPEL project.

The PROPEL project is situated at the intersection of inequality studies, studies of the welfare state, and political economy.

The successful candidate will help lead the "Scientifically-informed Policy Analysis" work package, which brings policy analysis and experimental methods together to empirically test the effect of policy interventions.

Candidates should hold a PhD in political science, sociology, economics, public / social policy or a related field in the social sciences.

They should have sound conceptual and empirical mooring in inequality studies and the welfare state with an interest in the ways in which housing policies reproduce economic, social, and political inequalities.

Methodological training and experience with experimental approaches, methods based in causal inference, data collection, and quantitative data analysis is required.

Experience in the design, implementation, and / or analysis of "social experiments" is a valuable asset.

The primary tasks of the selected candidate will include :

  • Project-based research and theory development;
  • Development and deployment of policy-based assessments that use experimental
  • methods;
  • Data collection and analysis associated with policy-based assessments, which may include
  • but are not limited to surveys and focus groups;
  • Outreach to stakeholders;
  • Interim reporting of results;
  • Publications in peer-reviewed journals;
  • Contribution to team-based tasks, collaborations, and project management;
  • Other research and / or teaching tasks to be determined in relation to the needs of the
  • project and the interests of the candidate, including support of project activities (e.g.


    Further details about the position available here :

    Candidates applying by th May will receive full consideration.

    We Offer

  • Opportunity to work on an innovative project that seeks to both understand and reduce
  • inequalities;
  • A highly competitive salary;
  • A supportive academic team;
  • A dynamic, multicultural environment.
  • In Short

  • Fixed-term Contract ( months)
  • Full-time position (h per week)
  • Starting date : Summer
  • Location : LISER (Luxembourg)
  • About the PROPEL Project :

    The PROPEL project is seeking a team of committed scholars who, jointly, will use interdisciplinary and multi-method approaches to () identify the political inputs that shape housing markets and housing policies, () trace the ways in which housing markets and policies generate economic, social, and political inequalities in high-income OECD countries, and () propose policy-relevant and evidence-informed solutions to address contemporary inequalities.

    The project focuses on countries primarily but not exclusively in Europe and North America. It examines economic, social, and political inequality across important subgroups including younger and older generations, larger and smaller families, different racial and ethnic groups, and households with varying levels of income and wealth.

    It links housing to other related policy areas such as employment and pension policies. Each major work package of the project adopts a qualitative, quantitative, or experimental design and will be jointly led by the PI and one additional member of the PROPEL team.

    The PROPEL project is led by Dr. Lindsay Flynn as Principal Investigator and funded by a € million ATTRACT Consolidator grant from the Fonds National de la Recherche (FNR).

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