Research Assistant in Economics of Innovation and Employment Ref 5633
School/department: University of Sussex Business School, Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU)
Hours: Part time hours considered up to a maximum of 0.4 FTE. Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).
Contract: Fixed term for 6 months with the possibility of extension (subject to funding).
Salary: Starting at £30,046 to £33,797 per annum, pro rata if part time.
Placed on: 30 March 2021
Closing date: 3 May 2021. Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected interview date: 12 May 2021
Expected start date: As soon as possible.
The Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU), within the University of Sussex Business School at the University of Sussex, is seeking to appoint a Research Fellow to work on a new EU funded Horizon2020 project on Pathways to Inclusive Labour markets (PILLARS).
The PILLARS project will study how changes in emerging automation technologies, their adoption along GVCs, and industrial transformations, affect the future of work, including through the reconfiguration of the demand for skills. More details on the project below, here or contacting the project members.
The RA will be fully engaged with the project (and partners), but will mainly assist with a systematic review of the literatures that study the impact of technology, trade and regional industrial transformations on skills and labour markets (employment, wage distribution and migration). Tasks will include:
- Selecting the bibliographic sources and databases, specifying inclusion criteria, defining search strings, screening the documents, and classifying evidence for analysis
- Run meta-analysis with a homogenous selection of papers
- Other data collection and cleaning on technological change and regional labour markets across European countries
The ideal candidate will have a Master in Economics or equivalent disciplines, with a strong curriculum on the economics of innovation. Ideally, they will be studying towards a PhD in a related subject. Knowledge about the impact of digital technologies on labour and skills is an advantage.
The RA will work mainly with Prof Maria Savona, and Dr Simone Vannuccini, in close collaboration with Prof Ed Steinmueller and Dr Tommaso Ciarli and with a team of top innovation scholars, economists, and job market data scientists in SPRU and partner organisations, and three Research Fellows that will be recruited in due course.
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