Research Fellow - FSR Communications & Media Area and Florence Competition Programme in Law and Economics

European University Institute - Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (RSCAS), Florence School of Regulation (FSR) Communications & Media Area

Length of contract and % of full-time:
Full-time, starting as soon as possible for two years. The contract can be further renewed several times up to a total of 5 years (including the first contract period).

Salary indication:
The basic net monthly salary after taxes is approx. 3,185 euro. In addition to the salary, the Research Fellow may be entitled to receive various allowances, in particular: household allowance, expatriation allowance, dependent child allowance and education allowance. More information about conditions of employment is available here.

Director of project: Prof. Pier Luigi Parcu

Job description:

  • Coordinate the Florence Competiion Programme in Law and Economics and the FSR Communications & Media activities
  • Act as contact person for the projects, both internally at the EUI and with external stakeholders
  • Develop, design and conduct research activities
  • Act as dialogue facilitator through the organisation of trainings, seminars, workshops, roundtables and conferences
  • Conduct fundraising initiatives towards the public and private sectors
  • Coordinate the outreach and communication strategies of the Projects

Place of work: Florence, Italy



  • PhD in social sciences (e.g., economics, law, political science)
  • At least 2 years post-doc experience in project coordination and/or research activities
  • Attention to details, strong organisation skills and commitment to finalise tasks assigned respecting given deadlines
  • Ability to balance multiple tasks and to shift priorities under tight deadlines in case of need
  • Experience in working in an international environment
  • Diplomatic skills, previous experience in networking/interacting with prominent persons


  • Academic background in electronic communications and media regulation and/or competition law and/or proven expertise in the relevant sectors
  • Previous experience in fundraising and outreach activities
  • English mother tongue

Languages: Fluent English in writing and speaking. Knowledge of other European languages is an advantage.

Contact details: For more information contact:

Deadline: The closing date for applications is: 31/10/17

How to apply: Fill in the on line application form and upload documents as requested

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