IFAU seeks junior researcher for post doc position in economics of education

IFAU seeks a post-doctoral researcher in economics for a FORTE funded research project on migration and the education system (DNR 2021-00736, “Receiving Refugees in Schools: Effects on human capital accumulation, segregation and integration”).

The Institute for Evaluation of Labour Market and Education Policy (IFAU) is a government research institute under the Swedish Ministry of Employment. IFAU conducts research in labour economics with a focus on evaluating labour market and education policies, and the social security system. IFAU is located in Uppsala, Sweden, and has close collaborations with the Department of Economics at Uppsala University.

Job description
You will collaborate with IFAU researchers Anna Sjögren, Helena Holmlund and Hanna Mühlrad on projects related to migration and education. You will independently conduct empirical analyses using microdata, and write both scientific articles and research briefs.

We seek candidates that have recently obtained their PhD in economics (or who will soon defend their PhD). (You need to have a PhD by the time the employment decision is made, at the latest).
You have previous experience from policy relevant research using register data. You are familiar with econometric methods used for identifying causal effects. You are fluent in English and have good communication and writing skills. We highly value personal characteristics such as e.g. collaboration skills.
We value previous experience from research within economics of education, as well as scientific publications. Mastering the Swedish language is not a requirement but is highly valued.

The position is a full-time position with a duration of 24 months (following the Swedish regulation on temporary employment for postdoctoral positions).
The starting date is flexible upon agreement.

Questions and contact
For any questions, please contact Anna Sjögren, +46 18 471 60 58, anna.sjogren@ifau.uu.se.
Union representative is Ulrika Vikman, ulrika.vikman@ifau.uu.se.
You find more information about IFAU at www.ifau.se. Your personal data are handled according to GDPR.

Your application
Please submit your application letter (including your CV) by the 14th of October 2022. Label your application DNR 133/2022 and email it to ifau@ifau.uu.se.

IFAU welcomes applicants of both genders, of different backgrounds and experiences.