Research Assistant for the Regulatory Policy Unit

Centre for European Policy Studies
  • Location
    Brussels, Belgium
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Early Career
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  • Posted
    Aug 22

Position description

The successful applicant will be engaged initially for 6 months. He/she will be working on a variety of issues in the area of regulatory policy, encompassing i.a. competition policy, research and innovation policy, industrial policy and SME policy, etc. Particular emphasis will be on research related to cost-benefit analysis and policy impact evaluation.

Main tasks:

  • Contribute to policy reports on issues related to regulatory policy;
  • Contribute to external commissioned research projects on EU regulation; this work often entails a combination of both qualitative and quantitative research;
  • Assist CEPS researchers from the Regulatory Policy Unit in collecting and processing data in support of research projects and publications;
  • Assist in the organisation of conferences and seminars.

What CEPS can offer:

  •   A professional but informal atmosphere.

  •   Responsibility, feedback and the possibility to grow from the first day.

  •   A competitive salary for similar positions in think tanks.

  •   Subject to funding and workload, the successful candidate may be offered an extension of the contract after the first 6 months. 


  • Master’s degree in Economics, Management or related, relevant disciplines;
  • Familiarity with topics related to policy evaluation and cost-benefit analysis;
  • Proficiency in English (at least another EU official language would be desirable);
  • Strong computer skills, including command of Excel and statistical packages (Stata, R). A desirable additional skill would be command of software for text and data mining;
  • Good drafting skills in English;
  • Ability to work independently and in a team.

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