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

March 1st 2023.


  • 2-year fixed-term contract (may lead to a permanent contract).
  • Ideally full time (40h a week); reduced working time can be considered.


Applicants should submit a cover letter and a Curriculum Vitae to Ms. Lucie Scapoli,

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

December 19, 2022 | Jobs