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Researcher (Digitalisation Policy)

We are looking for a public policy Researcher passionate about all things digital.

PPMI 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.

COME PREPARED

A successful candidate will have:

  • Strong interest in public and private sector digitalisation in the EU, including related policies and regulation (e.g. e-commerce platforms, social media use, the adoption of Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, Big Data, GovTech, blockchain and other technologies, etc.).
  • Familiarity with EU institutions and decision-making process.
  • At least one year of working experience in policy analysis (either practical working experience or academic experience gained while implementing your own research projects).
  • Rigorous and creative analytical reasoning, ability to reach valid conclusions and present them eloquently and persuasively.
  • Strong understanding of qualitative research methods (experience conducting literature reviews, interviews, focus groups or similar and analysing qualitative data will be an advantage).
  • Strong understanding of quantitative research methods in social sciences (experience analysing data with Stata, SPSS, R or similar will be an advantage).
  • Full English proficiency and excellent writing skills.
  • Curiosity, attention to detail and drive for continuous learning.
  • Bachelor’s or higher degree in political science, economics or other social sciences.

BE READY TO CHALLENGE YOURSELF

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

  • Providing research-based advice across different policy areas and conducting EU-wide or global consultation activities.
  • Implementing policy-relevant research: collecting and analysing data, formulating data-informed conclusions and recommendations.
  • Applying quantitative and qualitative research methods.
  • Presenting findings to clients, colleagues and the public at large.
  • Writing research reports.
  • Working with and being supported by PPMI team experienced in various public policy areas.

GROW WITH US

You should expect a fast-paced and dynamic environment, where the ability to work in teams and individually go hand-in-hand. In return, we offer:

  • Rewards for your performance: at PPMI, we offer a competitive salary (1800-2400 EUR gross per month) and eligibility for performance-based bonuses semi-annually.
  • Opportunity to work with and learn from world-renowned experts and established researchers.
  • Training and coaching on research methods, analytical and managerial competencies.
  • Flexi-time: we operate with no fixed office hours, so you can work when you feel most productive.
  • Multinational working environment and remote work arrangements within the EU.

If you see yourself in this position, apply by September 30, 2022.