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4 Positions, European Commission Joint Research Centre - Social Classes in the Digital Age

The JRC is now looking for 4 individuals to work within a novel CAS project on "Social Classes in the Digital Age". CAS provides an interdisciplinary and stimulating space where JRC scientists are encouraged to think beyond the conventional, look forward towards cutting-edge technology hand-in-hand with scientific excellence.

The aim of the project is to update the traditional Social Sciences concept of Social Class in order to adapt it to the new economic realities of the Digital Age. By operationalising such a concept into a set of analytical tools, such as new class taxonomies, and applying them to contemporary phenomena, such as the decline of the middle class and job polarisation, the project will chart the current and future effects of digital technologies on inequalities and life chances, as well as the emergence of new types of economic relations.

Interested candidates should provide a CV and cover letter. In the list of publications accompanying the CV, please highlight the most relevant publications. A contact point for references will also be needed.

 

Project Officer - Social Scientist - 2020-SVQ-A5-FGIV-015008

The social scientist will work in a multidisciplinary team comprising of JRC staff and external specialists. He/she will contribute to updating the concept of Social Classes to the new realities of the digital age, to operationalising the updated concepts into a set of analytical tools and using big socio-economic databases to analyse social class in the EU. 

Qualifications:

Essential:

  • Completed university studies of at least three years attested by a diploma and at least five years of professional experience in a field relevant to the position; alternatively a PhD diploma in Sociology, Economics or other Social Sciences.
  • Demonstrated experience in applied socio-economic research on social stratification, inequality, social classes or occupational change.
  • Excellent written and spoken English (C1).

Assets:

  • Experience in research on new technologies and their socioeconomic impact.
  • Experience in working in (or with) large socio-economic databases, surveys or register data.
  • A good understanding of the policy-science interface as well as the challenges associated with it.
  • Proven interest and skills in developing and implementing new ideas, in particular in multi-disciplinary fields, are an advantage.

 

Project Officer - Political Economist/ Political Scientist - 2020-SVQ-A5-FGIV-015009

The political economist/ political scientist will work in a multidisciplinary team comprising of JRC staff and external specialists. He/she will contribute in particular to updating the concept of Social Class to the new realities of the digital age, to operationalising updated concepts into a set of analytical tools; and using big socio-economic databases/ or qualitative research to analyse the new political economy of social class in the EU.

Qualifications:

Essential:

  • Completed university studies of at least three years attested by a diploma and at least five years of professional experience in a field relevant to the position, alternatively a PhD diploma in Sociology, Economics, Political Science or other Social Sciences.
  • Demonstrated experience in applied socio-economic research on social stratification, inequality, social classes or occupational change.
  • Excellent written and spoken English (C1).

Assets:

  • Additionally, experience in research on new technologies and their socioeconomic impact.
  • Experience in working in (or with) large socio-economic databases, surveys or register data.
  • A good understanding of the policy-science interface as well as the challenges associated with it.
  • Proven interest and skills in developing and implementing new ideas, in particular in multi-disciplinary fields, are an advantage.

 

Project Officer - Labour Economist - 2020-SVQ-A5-FGIV-015010

The labour economist will work in a multidisciplinary team comprising of JRC staff and external specialists. He/she will contribute to updating the concept of Social Class to the new realities of the digital age; to operationalising updated concepts into a set of analytical tools; and using big socio-economic databases to analyse labour markets, occupations and social classes in the EU.

Qualifications:

Essential:

  • Completed university studies of at least three years attested by a diploma and at least five years of professional experience in a field relevant to the position, alternatively a doctoral diploma (PhD) in Sociology, Economics or other Social Sciences.
  • Demonstrated experience in applied socio-economic research on social stratification, inequality, social classes or occupational change.
  • Excellent written and spoken English (C1).

Assets:

  • Additionally, experience in research on new technologies and their socioeconomic impact.
  • Experience in working in (or with) large socio-economic databases, surveys or register data.
  • A good understanding of the policy-science interface as well as the challenges associated with it.
  • Proven interest and skills in developing and implementing new ideas, in particular in multi-disciplinary fields, are an advantage.  

 

Project Manager - Technical Project Leader (Scientific) - 2020-SVQ-A5-FGIV-015011 [DEADLINE 17 August]

Within the CAS, the lead scientist will establish an interdisciplinary team of up to four scientists; design the concept, methodology and implementation plan of the project; and contribute to the excellence of the output and international outreach. In particular, the lead scientist will help facilitate cooperation with leading European and international experts in the field, and conclude the project with key scientific findings and recommendations for policy makers. The team may include (or collaborate closely with) researchers and data scientists in private firms that manage large datasets and 2 machine learning tools that are relevant for this project. The project has a maximum duration of three years and is provided with financial resources for execution.

Qualifications:

Essential:

  • Completed university studies of at least three years attested by a diploma and at least five years of professional experience in a field relevant to the position, alternatively a doctoral diploma (PhD) in in Sociology, Economics or other Social Sciences.
  • Demonstrated experience in applied socio-economic research on social stratification, inequality, social classes or occupational change.
  • Professional experience in leading research projects, teams and/or international networks.
  • Excellent written and spoken English (C1).

Assets:

  • Experience in research on new technologies and their socioeconomic impact.
  • Experience in working in (or with) large socioeconomic databases, surveys or register data.
  • A good understanding of the policy-science interface as well as the challenges associated with it.
  • Proven interest and skills in developing and implementing new ideas, in particular in multidisciplinary fields, are an advantage. 

 

More information
Country: 
Spain
City: 
Seville
Institution: 
European Commission Joint Research Centre (JRC)
Deadline: 
18/09/2020