Project Manager – Survey Team (m/f)


About you and the position
LISER is looking for a project manager to join the Survey Team. In this position, you will be managing preparation and execution of surveys conducted in Luxembourg and the cross-border region. The responsibilities include:

  • Managing survey projects from inception to completion, including preparation of a project plan, definition of deliverables and timelines;
  • Working together with a cross-functional team (data managers, supervisors of interviewers, statisticians and researchers) to ensure that every step of the project is delivered on time and to expected quality;
  • Communicating on a regular basis with external and internal stakeholders to ensure that projects are delivered according to contractual requirements;
  • Identifying opportunities to improve internal processes for delivering survey projects;
  • Maintaining an overview of institutional needs necessary to deliver multiple projects at the same time;
  • Insuring processes documentation for each survey.

Your profile
The ideal candidate needs to have the following experience and qualities:

  • Ideally 5 years of professional experience in project management;
  • Ability to work in a collaborative manner within a multifunctional team;
  • Ability to work independently and in a structured way to set up and follow project milestones but maintaining flexibility when the need arises;
  • As you may be working on multiple projects at the same time, you will have an ability to multitask, while maintaining great attention to detail on every single project;
  • Have a problem-solver attitude allowing the team to identify and implement new solutions and improve the existing processes;
  • Have a working knowledge of French and English. 

LISER is a publicly funded research institute located in Luxembourg and devoted to applied empirical research in economic, social and spatial sciences. Interdisciplinarity is a key element for stimulating scientific innovation. The institute attracts top researchers from all over the world and high-level student training is a vivid part of the institute’s activities. The institute staff consists of about 130 employees, of which about 70 of them are researchers from the fields of economics, sociology, political sciences and geography (see

LISER is well connected to the University of Luxembourg, and to other universities in the cross-border neighbourhood. It is an integral part of the fast growing research environment of the Cité des Sciences on the new Belval campus in the south of the country.

Based on its scientific expertise and academic reputation, the institute addresses current and future societal challenges and provides relevant and independent policy advice both at national and international level. The scientific output is not only regularly published in high profile peer reviewed journals and books, but also in forms of popular articles reaching a wider audience.

The Institute currently comprises of three research departments, a Data Management Unit and an administrative department.  The first research department is “Labour Market”. Its research interests relate to both the supply (intrahousehold allocation and specific groups such as migrants and cross-border workers) and demand (firm organisational practices) sides of the Labour Market. The ways offer and demand interact and are affected by public interventions are also studied through the lenses of labour relations and through policy evaluation techniques. The department is multidisciplinary and makes use of theoretical, quantitative and qualitative methodologies.

The second research department (“Living Conditions”) studies the multiple dimensions of individuals’ and families’ life, from early childhood to old age, through education, fertility and family formation, and from employment to retirement. Quantitative, typically survey-based research, examines household income, wealth, inequality, poverty, and social inclusion from a variety of perspectives. The impact evaluation of educational, family, health and wider social policy on living conditions is an integral part of the research agenda.

Finally, the main topics addressed by the third research department (”Urban Development and Mobility”) are: spatial, economic and social dimensions of urbanisation, interactions between daily and residential mobility, cross-border cooperation and integration, and land market, residential real estate prices and housing policy. The department also hosts the Housing Observatory producing statistics and analyses related to the residential land and real estate markets in Luxembourg.

The Data Management Unit collects a wide range of survey data on households and individuals. LISER is collecting the Luxembourg components of the European Union Statistics on Income and Living Conditions (EU-SILC), the Survey on Health Ageing and Retirement in Europe (SHARE), and the Household Finance and Consumption Survey (HFCS), exploitation of which is strongly encouraged for cross-national, comparative research.

Location : Belval Cité des Sciences, Luxembourg

The institute is located in the Cité des Sciences on the new Belval campus in the south of Luxembourg, hosting the University of Luxembourg and a substantial part of the country’s publicly funded research facilities. The Cité des Sciences is a unique and outstanding academic enterprise in the heart of Europe

Luxembourg with its nearly 600,000 inhabitants is one of the wealthiest countries in the world and provides a stimulating mixture of modern culture and tradition. Contemporary urbanity of its capital lies in close vicinity to a rich nature. In addition to excellent health, education (public, private and high level international schools) and recreational services, the community affords a rich variety of cultural activities, typical of a major university environment, including museums, music, art and theatre. The country is about to become a six language nation. Besides the official languages French, German and Luxemburgish, English, Italian and Portuguese are frequently spoken. The working languages at the institute are English and French. 

Application Process
Applicants should submit the following documents:

  1. letter of application;
  2. curriculum vitae;
  3. copy of diplomas;
  4. contact details for three references.

Please submit all your material by the following deadline: 15th of June 2017.

Send applications via our online platform: 

LISER - Campus Belval – Maison des Sciences Humaines
Human Resources, Attn: Ms. Valérie Baran, HR Manager
11, porte des Sciences L-4366 Esch-sur-Alzette – Luxembourg

LISER is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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