Part-time research assistant to study earnings inequality

Call for applications: part-time research assistant

GRAPE is looking for candidates interested in joining the team. We intend to hire one part-time research assistant. The work load for each is about 20 hours a week for a projects on income inequality and household behavior and demographics.

We welcome applications from candidates who have interest in applied and quantitative economics. In particular, we are seeking candidates interested in modelling decisions of individuals within household in a partial equilibrium framework.

Knowledge of English is a must. Prior experience with Matlab/Fortran/Julia constitute an advantage, but are not mandatory.

The tasks of the assistant will include coding, analysis and review of literature as well as drafting components of scientific articles and non-technical posts for GRAPE blog. We offer a scholarship (“stypendium"). The compensation amounts gross to 4000 PLN for one part-time position per month. The expected contract duration will be of one  year, but it may also be extended, subject to successful cooperation and obtaining funding for new projects. This specific project is financed by the National Science Center.

We offer a friendly yet stimulating work environment among other young people involved in research projects, moreover we offer a designated place to work with a well-equipped computer, printers and all the office supplies. There are frequent seminars that give opportunity to learn and share in cozy yet motivating atmosphere. The assistant will have the access to the databases acquired for the project. A successful cooperation should result in the production of 1-2 journal articles, which can be co-authored by the assistant, depending on the work input.

The assistant will also be able to use the facilities for work not directly related to the project. The working hours are rather flexible and task-oriented. However, the assistant is required to meet with the project team on a regular basis. Inclusion of parts of the research performed by the assistant in his/her PhD thesis is also possible. Researchers from outside Poland are invited to apply as well, as part of the work can be done remotely. However, we expect the assistant to join for in-person meetings every four months.

If you are interested, send us curriculum vitae and cover letter and a sample of your recent writing (e.g. essay, assignment). Applications should be submitted before December 15th, 2023 to We retain the right not reply to all applications.