Job opening – Research Assistant

Barcelona Institute of Economics (IEB) and Chair of Energy Sustainability
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RESEARCH ASSISTANT

Barcelona Institute of Economics (IEB) and the Chair of Energy Sustainability are looking for a highly skilled and motivated individual to work as our full time research assistant for a period of 15 month. The job will entail close research collaboration with the Chair of Energy Sustainability from the University of Barcelona, mainly on a new European project.

The research assistant will assist with data collection and treatment, undertake literature reviews, and contribute to the statistical analysis. Candidates must have excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills (English and Spanish are required, Catalan is preferred).

Applicants are expected to hold a Masters in economics. Candidates must have a strong quantitative background, are expected to have advanced skills in Microsoft Excel, econometrics and Stata coding. Research experience or consultancy work in energy/regulation related topics is a strong advantage. Proven organizational and analytical skills are essential.

If interested, please send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a letter of recommendation, and a writing sample to chairenergysustainability@ub.edu. This call close on January 25th 2015, and the selected research assistant should start working on the project by February 16th 2015.

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