LIS is Hiring 2 Microdata Experts to Support STATEC

The LIS: Cross-National Data Center in Luxembourg is a non-profit organisation located in Luxembourg. LIS acquires datasets with income, wealth, employment and demographic data from a large number of countries and harmonises them to allow the international research community to run cross-national comparisons.

LIS seeks applications for 2 positions to support the National Statistical Office of Luxembourg (STATEC):

#1. Microdata Expert (2-year contract) REF:LIS-STATEC-50%

Preferred starting date : 01 November 2022

Contract

  • 2-year fixed-term contract (may lead to a permanent contract)
  • Half time (20h a week)

#2. Microdata Expert (2-year contract) REF:LIS-STATEC-100%

Preferred starting date : 15 October 2022

Contract

  • 2-year fixed-term contract (may lead to a permanent contract)
  • Full time (40h a week)

Your mission

Your position involves supporting the National Statistical Office of Luxembourg (STATEC) in the production of the national EU-SILC data:

  • Preparation of the survey questionnaire
  • Data checking and validation
  • Imputation of missing income components
  • Gross-net tax calculations
  • Computation of sampling weights
  • Construction of the final datasets to be transmitted to Eurostat
  • Writing of a quality report and documentation of the whole process

This position also involves contributing to methodological work using microdata from other STATEC surveys:

  • Estimation of mode effect
  • Matching income, consumption and wealth

Your profile

  • The successful candidate will have an MA in statistics, sociology, economics, econometrics, demography, or another social science.
  • Familiarity with the EU-SILC data and the commonly agreed EU indicators is a strong asset.
  • Extensive experience working with microdata using SAS, STATA or R statistical software, so as attention to detail.
  • Command of spoken English is required. Luxembourgish and French are an asset.

Location:The work is to be performed at the STATEC premises in Luxembourg.

Interested?

Applicants should submit a cover letter and a Curriculum Vitae to Ms. Lucie Scapoli, search@lisdatacenter.org.

Please make sure to specify the REF of the job position in the subject of your email.

Applications will be considered until the position is filled.

LIS is Now Hiring!

The LIS: Cross-National Data Center in Luxembourg is a non-profit organisation located in Luxembourg which serves a global community of researchers, educators, and policy makers. LIS acquires datasets with income, wealth, employment, and demographic data from many high- and middle-income countries, harmonises them to enable cross-national comparisons, and makes them publicly available in two databases, the Luxembourg Income Study Database (LIS) and the Luxembourg Wealth Study Database (LWS).

LIS is currently seeking applications for a Microdata Expert (2-year contract) – REF: LIS-2022-1

Main Responsibilities

The position involves joining a dynamic team of 10 people based in Luxembourg to produce harmonised datasets. This includes evaluating the original datasets structure and quality (possibly working with data providers), harmonising original variables, documenting harmonisation methods and dataset specificities, assisting and instructing users.

Candidate’s profile

  • Advanced degree in in statistics, sociology, economics, demography, or another social science.
  • Extensive experience in data management, preferably large micro datasets with a focus on income, consumption or wealth.
  • Advanced knowledge of Stata is required; knowledge of R is an asset, as is experience working with the LIS data.
  • Excellent command of English is required (office language), other languages are an asset.
  • Strong quantitative skills, ability to pay attention to detail and to work closely within a team in a cooperative way.

Preferred starting date

The position needs to be filled as soon as possible. The exact start date will be agreed upon with the selected applicant.

Contract

  • 2-year fixed-term contract (may lead to a permanent contract)
  • Full time (40h a week)

Interested?

Applicants should submit a cover letter and a Curriculum Vitae to Ms. Lucie Scapoli, search@lisdatacenter.org.

Please make sure to specify the REF of the job position in the subject of your email.

Applications will be considered until the position is filled.