Call for Multiple Research Assistants and Research Interns

Closing date: Monday 31th March 2020

Bruegel welcomes applications from all areas of economic research (macro and micro) for multiple positions as Research Assistant and Research Intern starting in September 2020.


Research Assistants and Research Interns work closely with Bruegel Fellows to conduct research in the forms of Policy Papers, Blueprints, Blogs and external publications and to participate in Bruegel’s events.

We offer a fixed-term contract of one year for Research Assistant and 6 months internship contract for Research Intern (with a possibility to renew).

All applicants must hold a Master’s degree or equivalent in Economics or Financial Economics (or related fields with a major in one of these areas).

General requirements

Besides a Master’s degree, or equivalent, in Economics, candidates for Research Assistant positions must possess experience in empirical work (at least one year). Research Interns are not required to have a one year proven professional experience. Both must have an interest in applied, policy-orientated research in Bruegel’s areas of specialization.

All candidates must demonstrate technical strengths in quantitative economic methods and econometric software. In that regard, some knowledge or experience with software such as Python, STATA, R as well as data scraping are highly appreciated.

They must also possess a good grasp of economic concepts and be fluent in English, both written and spoken. Versatility, international experience, command of further languages and the ability to work as a team-player are desired.

Specific areas of interest

Here are some specific areas of research, please note this is a non-exhaustive list:

  • Microeconomics: innovation and competition, climate and energy policy
  • Macroeconomics: European/global economics and governance, finance and financial regulation

See more information on our research areas.

How to apply

Those interested should submit their application to the email address: [email protected] and specify the following in the subject line: “Research Assistant Application 2020” – or if you are applying for the Research Intern positions “Research Intern Application 2020” until 31st of March 2020.

The email must contain: CV, Cover Letter, Writing Sample (such as Master’s thesis), University Transcript(s).

Only complete applications will be considered. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted within weeks after the deadline for applications is closed.

For further guidance, see the Bruegel Careers page: /careers/