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Head of Department Labour Market - Ref: 19-08

Campus Belval , 11, Porte des Sciences, L - 4366 Esch-Sur-Alzette , Luxembourg

The Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research (LISER) invites applications for the position of

Head of Department « Labour Market » (m/f)

• Ref: 2019-08

• Permanent contract


The Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research (LISER) is an interdisciplinary publicly funded research institute devoted to applied empirical research in economic, social and spatial sciences, conducted across three departments: Labour Market; Urban Development and Mobility; and Living Conditions. With an annual budget of ca. €20m and about 160 employees, 85 of whom economists, sociologists, political scientists and geographers, the Institute attracts top researchers from all over the world and provides high-level student training. Building on its scientific and policy expertise, the Institute addresses current and future societal challenges and provides relevant and independent policy advice both on the national and international level. The institute hosts a Data Center as well as a Platform on Behavioural and Experimental Economics.

The Labour Market Department has the mission to generate social value for Luxembourg and beyond by producing both excellent and relevant research in the field of Labour. Its research revolves around two key themes, namely (i) the impact of public policies on employment in a context of international and cross-border mobility, and (ii) the impact of societal challenges (digitalization, workforce diversity and sustainable development) on the relations between employers and employees in the workplace. With a multidisciplinary approach and state-of-the-art quantitative and qualitative methods, the Department collaborates with public and private stakeholders on the improvement of policies and practices in the domains of employment, skills and lifelong learning, integration and diversity, professional relations and HR management.

Your profile

With strong communication skills and a broad international network s/he will be an outstanding, internationally- recognised researcher in her/his field, with demonstrable leadership experience, and the ability to represent and promote LISER to public authorities, private organisations, stakeholders and collaborating partners both nationally and internationally. The Head of Department will be expected to show a strong commitment to developing the research careers of her/his department members as well as to promoting the impact of research results to policy makers and society in general. The successful appointee should hold a PhD in a related field, or equivalent recognised scientific competences, will have outstanding management skills, substantial experience in generating a high level of research income, innovative high impact scientific output and an interest in inter-disciplinary collaboration. Due to the multi-linguistic culture in Luxembourg and the Institute, in addition to English, knowledge of one or more of the official languages of Luxembourg (Luxembourgish/French/German) would be desirable.

Application process

LISER is partnering with the executive search firm Perrett Laver on this appointment. Further information, including details of how to apply, can be downloaded at http://www.perrettlaver.com/candidates quoting reference 4172. For informal inquiries, please contact Mario Adamo at mario.adamo@perrettlaver.com or on +31 20 2404 378. Applications should consist of a letter of motivation; a complete curriculum vitae including a publication list; a brief description of strategies and objectives for the Department, specifically addressing the ability to foster academic research and develop programs across multiple disciplines; and one relevant publication.

The closing date for applications is 9am CEST on Friday 5th July 2019.

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