Research fellow position on disruptive technologies and implications for industry and labour


You will work on the impact of new technologies on the future of the European industry and European labour markets. The focus of your work will be on assessing the trends of digitalisation, the sharing economy, the internet of things, industry 4.0 and the impact they have on the European and global industrial base and European labour markets. Based on your analysis, you will draw implications and recommendations for policy makers at the national and European level. You will communicate the results of your research to a wide variety of stakeholders, including media, corporate leaders and senior policy makers.

You would join a dynamic research team working on topics ranging from macroeconomic policy to competition policy. Bruegel is the leading European think tank on economic policy. Our mission is to improve economic policy with independent, fact-based and non-doctrinal research. Our membership includes EU governments, international corporations and institutions. Bruegel’s researchers frequently testify to European and national parliaments.

Your profile

The position is open for different levels of seniority. You are an economist with significant work or research experience on the topic. You value precision and rigour in your research while at the same time you are creative. You show a lot of self-initiative and you communicate well. While most Bruegel researchers hold a PhD in economics, it is not a formal requirement and other qualifications are valued equally highly. You are a team player and like to work with senior and junior colleagues with a large variety of backgrounds. You are convinced that evidence-based research can contribute to improve economic policies.

Please submit your application to the email address  with the email title “Research Fellow”.