Macro-financial systems and the low-carbon transition Post Doc Research Position –  Deadline: 30th September 2020

Macro-financial systems and the low-carbon transition Post Doc Research Position –  Deadline: 30th September 2020

EIEE is currently encouraging applications for a Post Doc researcher position in the macro-area of research “Macro-financial systems and the low-carbon transition (ref. 9738)”

Duties will be carried out in Milan (Italy) in the heart of the vibrant design district (@ BASE). The selected candidate will interact with researchers of different research background and nationalities. She/he will focus on writing top quality scientific papers, will be engaged in a global network and will have the chance to attend major conferences.

Detailed job descriptions:

Macro-financial systems and the low-carbon transition (ref. 9738): the successful applicant will be working within the ERC Starting Grant SMOOTH, “Sustainable finance for a smooth low-carbon transition”. The aim of the project is to analyse the multiple links between financial systems and the transition to a decarbonised society, providing insights on: i) the drivers of potential instability along the transition process (e.g. misaligned ‘sentiments’ of financial investors); and ii) the policies to achieve a rapid and smooth low-carbon transition (with a focus on the role of central banks and financial supervisors). The candidate will work as part of an interdisciplinary team with backgrounds in macroeconomic and transition modelling, political economy and behavioural finance. The ideal candidate holds (or is close to completing) a PhD in economics, finance, statistics, or related disciplines. Proficiency in at least one programming language used for macroeconomic modelling (e.g. R, Matlab) is required. Experience with the study of financial expectations and ‘animal spirits’ dynamics will constitute an asset. An excellent command of written and spoken English is essential for the position.

Belonging to legally protected categories (ex L. 68/99) will constitute a preferential condition.

Assignments are expected to begin in late 2020/early 2021. The appointment period will be initially of one year, renewable for up to two more years. The gross salary will be based on qualification and working experience and competitive with major research centres in Europe.

How to Apply

Applicants should register to CMCC JAM (Job Application Manager) website and fill the online form following the link below:

  • Macro-financial systems and the low-carbon transition (ref. 9738) – APPLY NOW

When required in the application form, applicants should upload a single document containing the detailed curriculum vitae, contact information of two references, the full list of publications, and the job market paper or a writing sample. Applied researchers doing data analysis or coding please also attach a code example (max. two pages of any *.do/*.R/*.gms/*.py/*.m/*.jl code written by the applicant pasted into a text document).

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted and are then required to also submit two letters of recommendation. For any further information or clarification, please contact

Applicants responding to this posting declare that they have read, understood and agreed to the “Official Rule for the CMCC Personnel recruitment” published to the following url:


(Deadline: 30th September 2020)


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