CEPS (the Centre for European Policy Studies) is looking for a high-potential and dynamic professional, with a background in research and finance – or an acute interest in these fields and demonstrable quantitative and other capabilities – to join its ECRI team operating under the Financial Markets Unit in Brussels in the role of Researcher or Research Fellow, depending on his or her profile and experience.
CEPS is a major think-tank based in Brussels, ranked among the top 10 worldwide, bringing together over 50 researchers of up to 30 different nationalities, from very diverse backgrounds and working in 9 different research areas. ECRI (the European Credit Research Institute) founded in 1999 is a sister entity, working within the CEPS Financial Markets Unit.
Summary of job functions
- To conduct original and substantive policy-oriented research in the field of financial markets, complying with the highest academic standards, following the relevant CEPS guidelines.
- To communicate research outputs clearly and effectively in a variety of formats: written (research papers, commentaries, policy briefs) and oral (presentations before a wide variety of audiences).
- To actively contribute to the development of the Institute, exhibiting a high degree of entrepreneurship:
Monitoring developments in financial markets and public policy, in his or her field.
Proposing timely and relevant research projects, ability to capture the interest of
stakeholders (policy-makers, industry and society at large).
- To participate in research projects for third-party contractors (notably the European Institutions), monitoring tender opportunities, helping to write tender proposals and executing awarded tenders.
- Coordinating a network of external researchers who have ties to the Institute, looking out for publishing opportunities.
- To help to devise and implement an ambitious programme of seminars and conferences, proposing relevant topics and speakers, while ensuring the successful delivery of high-quality events, with attention to detail.
- To supervise the day-to-day management of the Institute.
Entry salary depends on profile and experience. Salary conditions are assessed periodically. Pay is split in 14 months, including holiday and end-of-year pay.
Application deadline: Sunday 9 March 2014