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Junior Researcher

We are looking for a responsible Junior Researcher to professionally perform evaluation/policy analysis tasks.

PPMI (part of the Verian Group) is a leading European research and policy analysis centre. We help public sector and civil society leaders from around the world, presenting evidence in a way that is simple, clear and ready to use. We provide actionable insights, develop shared understanding among stakeholders, and enable policy implementation to bring about positive and lasting change.

 

GROW WITH US

Expect a fast-paced and dynamic environment where working both in teams and independently is essential. In return, we offer:

  • Opportunity to learn: work alongside world-renowned experts and established researchers.
  • Training and coaching: enhance your research methods, analytical and managerial competencies.
  • Salary package: gross monthly salary ranging from 1400 - 2100 euros (Gross), depending on your qualifications and experience. Plus, become eligible for performance-based bonuses twice a year (up to 16% of salary).
  • Flexibility: we operate with no fixed office hours, allowing you to work when it suits you best.
  • Wellbeing support: prioritise your health and wellness with options including remote work from anywhere up to half of the year, private employee health insurance*, additional days off, and access to the "Mindletic" wellbeing mobile app.
  • Multicultural environment: enjoy working in a multicultural setting with remote work arrangements available within the EU and beyond.

*For office-based employees.


BE READY TO CHALLENGE YOURSELF

You should be ready to participate in the following research and organisational activities: 

  • Conducting data gathering (e.g. carrying out semi-structured interviews), analysing and reporting both on qualitative and quantitative descriptive data.
  • Synthesising information from various sources and drafting texts for analytical inputs.
  • Working with and being supported by PPMI senior researchers experienced in conducting evaluations and studies, as well as publishing research papers in international peer-reviewed journals. 

COME PREPARED 

A successful candidate will have:

  • Strong interest in EU public policy and a good understanding of the EU policy context.
  • Familiarity with EU institutions and EU-level policymaking and implementation processes.
  • Understanding of qualitative and quantitative research methods in social sciences.
  • Rigorous and creative analytical reasoning.
  • Full English proficiency and excellent writing skills, additional languages would be an advantage.
  • Bachelor’s or higher degree in political science, public policy, public administration, business management or related fields in the social sciences.
  • Working experience in evaluation and policy analysis (either practical working experience or academic experience gained while implementing research projects) would be an advantage.

If you see yourself in this position, please apply by the 20th of July, 2024.