Research Assistants

  • Location
    Brussels, Belgium
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Early Career
  • Apply by
  • Posted
    Jan 22

Position description

Research Assistants work closely with Bruegel Fellows to conduct research in the forms of Policy Papers, Blueprints, Blogs and external publications and to participate in Bruegel’s events.

We offer a non-renewable, fixed-term contract of one year. All applicants must hold a Master’s degree or equivalent in Economics or Financial Economics (or related fields with a major in one of these areas).

For further guidance, see the Bruegel Careers page


Besides a Master’s degree, or equivalent, in Economics, candidates must possess experience in empirical work (at least one year) and have an interest in applied, policy-orientated research in Bruegel’s areas of specialization. You must demonstrate technical strengths in quantitative economic methods and econometric software. In that regard, some knowledge or experience with software such as Python, STATA or R are highly appreciated. You must also possess a good grasp of economic concepts and be fluent in English, both written and spoken. Versatility, international experience, command of further languages and the ability to work as a team-player are desired.

Here are some specific areas of research, please note this is a non-exhaustive list:

  • Microeconomics: innovation and competition, climate and energy policy,…
  • Macroeconomics: European/global economics and governance, finance and financial regulation,…

See more information on our research areas.

Application instructions

Those interested should submit their application and specify the following in the subject line: “Research Assistant Application 2018 – Micro” or “Research Assistant Application 2018 – Macro” until 19th of February.

The email must contain: CV, Cover Letter, Writing Sample (such as Master’s thesis), University Transcript(s). Only complete applications will be considered. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted in March.

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