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Research Assistant Position for ‘Green Macro’ project MISTRA open (20 h)

The WU Institute for Ecological Economics is currently inviting applications for a research assistant position.

The successful candidate will be involved in the activities of the ‘Green Macro’ project, part of a larger research programme funded by the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Environmental Research (MISTRA Financial Systems). The project involves WU (Dr. Emanuele Campiglio and Dr. Louison Cahen-Fourot), the Stockholm
Environment Institute and the French Development Agency.

More specifically, the successful candidate will support a research project aimed at
assessing the global exposure of physical capital assets to the risk of stranding due to
decarbonisation. An initial draft of the analysis can be found here: epub.wu.ac.at/6854/. The main task of the post holder will be to collect, manage, analyze and visualize data. We will mainly use multi-regional input-output
data (WIOD) and analyse the properties of the resulting production networks.

The post holder will be employed for 20 hours per week, for four months (alternative
arrangements can be discussed). The planned starting date is the 15th of March. The
gross monthly salary (full time - 40 hours) is 2,116.60/2,929.00€, depending on experience.

Applicants should have:

  • A Bachelor or Master degree in a relevant subject.

  • A strong experience with coding and managing data using R.

  • Experience with input-output data.

  • Familiarity with network analysis and visualisation.

  • Excellent written and communication skills in English.

  • The ability to work independently, and to respect tight deadlines.


Please submit: (i) a CV; (ii) a short letter of motivation discussing how you fit the
role and its specifications (in particular your experience with R and input-output
modelling); (iii) a sample of your work (if available).

Applications or queries concerning the position should be submitted directly to Dr. Louison Cahen-Fourot by February 29th (louison.cahen-fourot@wu.ac.at).