EUROMOD Research Data and Policy Analyst

University of Essex - Institute for Social & Economic Research

Institute for Social and Economic Research

The Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER) wishes to make an appointment to support a major programme of cross-national comparative research by contributing to the development and use of the European tax-benefit microsimulation model EUROMOD.

The Role and Duties

EUROMOD is the tax-benefit microsimulation model of the European Union. Much of its maintenance and development is carried out by ISER researchers. This role is intended to enhance the team’s capacity for that work and also to identify, design and implement improvements related to cross-country comparability and organisational efficiency.

The post-holder will coordinate the updating, development and maintenance of policy systems and micro-data for a set of EU countries and be responsible for specific harmonisation processes that ensure comparability of approach across countries. They will contribute to designing, implementing, and evaluating improvements and additions to EUROMOD to enhance the model as well as the research team’s efficiency and reputation.

They will support the team’s use of EU-SILC micro-data as the source of the model’s input data, becoming expert in its content and structure. They will also provide user support to researchers outside ISER, including answering complex technical queries and writing operational documentation.

Qualifications and Skills

The successful candidate should have a master’s or higher degree in a relevant social science or quantitative discipline or equivalent experience. They should also have experience of working with quantitative household micro-data, experience of using Stata beyond beginner level, and high-level skills in organising/analysing complex data.

This appointment is fixed- term, full-time for 2 years in the first instance due to uncertainty about its continued funding beyond this date.

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