Research assistants for studying retirement & incomplete rationality


GRAPE is looking for

Empirically-oriented research assistants (PhD or MA students)

We offer a three-year part-time or full-time research assistant position for our new project:

Knowledge of STATA or R is a good start

Requirements: Good command of English is a must. We welcome applications from candidates who have an interest in applied and quantitative economics. This project concerns both macroeconomics and inequality. We value the interest in empirical analyses. Prior experience with quantitative methods (such as your project papers, your BA thesis, etc.) is appreciated but is not a prerequisite. The projects feature computationally intensive tasks, we thus encourage candidates interested in data science and coding.

Tasks: The research assistants will be responsible for coding, data management, and some data analysis. We welcome involvement in actually studying the topic with us (reviewing relevant literature and active participation in writing the articles). We are open to co-authoring by the research assistants.

Conditions: We offer a scholarship (“stypendium”) of 3500 PLN per month in net terms. The expected contract duration will be three years (depending on the project, cooperation may be extended, subject to obtaining new funding). A workload of approximately 30 hours per week is expected. The working hours are rather flexible and task-oriented. However, the assistant is expected to work in our office to meet with the project team on a regular basis. The project involves stays at a partner institution in Germany and collaborating with scholars there. The National Science Center finances the project, hence candidates are only eligible if they are enrolled in MA or PhD program. Inclusion of parts of the research in your PhD/MA thesis is possible. The assistant will also be able to use the office facilities for her/his own work (non-commercial use).

About us: GRAPE currently ranks 6th top economic institute in Poland. We have connections to the leading European and American research centers. We are located in the center of Warsaw. All researchers have a designated workplace with access to a computer, printers, office supplies as well as a social space. We offer a friendly and stimulating work environment among young researchers. We regularly host seminars, which give the opportunity to learn and share in a kind yet motivating atmosphere.

Interested applicants are encouraged to contact us as soon as possible. The applications sent before October 15th, 2022, will receive full attention. Please, send us your curriculum vitae, along with a cover letter explaining your prior involvement in empirical work. We will also appreciate a sample of your recent writing (e.g., article, essay, assignment). Please, send your application to