FG IV - Economic Analyst - Corporate Tax Analyst
Researcher / analyst
As the science and knowledge service of the Commission, the mission of DG Joint Research Centre is to support EU policies with independent evidence throughout the whole policy cycle.
The JRC is located in 5 Member States (Belgium, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands and Spain). Further information is available at: https://ec.europa.eu/jrc/
The Fiscal Policy Analysis Unit of JRC-Seville wishes to recruit an economic analyst to work on corporate taxation in order to provide quantitative support to EU tax policy recommendations and proposals. This will be delivered within the support framework to DG TAXUD and DG ECFIN, and involve contexts such as the EU proposals on corporate taxation and the European Semester. Further information is available at:
The successful candidate will be expected to support the analysis of corporate tax reforms using micro econometrics and microsimulation tools. The successful candidate will also support the update and maintenance of a large-scale general equilibrium model on corporate taxation using firm-level data. The candidate should either have experience in these areas, or a strong motivation to learn with a solid knowledge in the area of empirical analysis with firm-level data.
Research and analytical work will involve collaboration with other European Commission services and other relevant international organisations and research institutions. The candidate will contribute to the assessment of Commission proposals and Member States reforms in the area of corporate taxation.
Candidates should ideally have a PhD (doctoral diploma) or a minimum of 5 years professional experience after university studies of at least 3 years (attested by a diploma). She/he should have a solid background in economics, preferably in the area of tax policy.
The successful candidate will need to have experience in the analysis of corporate taxation, focusing in particular on empirical analysis using econometric tools with large panel (firm-level) data. A good command of Stata and a willingness to learn (or prior knowledge of) Python are required. Experience in (or interest in learning) computable general equilibrium (CGE) modelling, and a good command (or readiness to learn) GAMS programming language would be additional assets.
A track record of research and publications in the field of taxation and/or using large firm-level databases will be an asset.
As English is the main working language, the candidate should have a very good level and be able to speak, read and write in this language.
Directorate: Directorate B - Growth and Innovation
Unit: Fiscal Policy Analysis Unit
Further information: https://ec.europa.eu/jrc/en/research-topic/fiscal-policy-analysis
Indicative Duration: 36 months initial contract with possible renewals up to maximum 6 years
JRC Site: Seville
Rules & Eligibility:
The candidate must be on a valid EPSO reserve list for Function Group IV contract staff.
If you are not in any valid EPSO reserve list for Function Group IV contract staff, you can still apply by following these steps.
1. CAST Permanent - EPSO has launched in January 2017 an open-ended selection procedure to create a pool of candidates from which the institutions, bodies, offices and agencies of the European Union (EU) can recruit contract agents. Details available at the link below:
2. Call COM/1/2015/GFIV – Research - The JRC has launched in January 2015 a permanent call for researchers FG IV. Details available at the link below:
Auxiliary contract staff: https://ec.europa.eu/jrc/en/working-with-us/jobs/temporary-positions/contract-staff-members
Article 3b of the Conditions of Employment of Other Servants of the European Union applies: the actual period of employment within the Commission under this type of contract, including any period under renewal, shall not exceed 6 years.
Please note that in case a high number of applications is received only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.