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We’re hiring: Job Opportunities for two Research Associates at FSR Transport

The Florence School of Regulation – Transport Area (FSR Transport) is hiring: we are looking for two Research Associates to join the team based in Florence, Italy.

Research Associate: The post holder will contribute to the core activities of the Area and his/her main tasks include:

  • Organisation of workshops (content definition) with logistic support provided by the Robert Schuman Centre’s Conference Unit;
  • Drafting and editing briefs, reports, summaries for workshops;
  • Management of a Journal (contact with publisher, management board, authors, and organization of the annual conference);
  • Performing analytical and research tasks;
  • Developing the network and communication channels of FSR Transport with support provided by the Robert Schuman Centre’s Communications Team;
  • Providing further assistance and perform additional tasks as required by the FSR Transport Director, Prof Matthias Finger.

Following qualifications are necessary:

  • Master’s degree in a field relevant to the position;
  • PhD is an asset;
  • Minimum 3 years of working experience in the area of transport, transport policy or a related field;
  • Excellent knowledge of the EU and European transport policy, and a willingness to learn about all modes of transport and network industries;
  • Excellent organisational skills and ability to set and meet deadlines;
  • Excellent ability to work in a team and to take initiatives;
  • Excellent analytical, writing and communication skills.

Read the full description and apply by 2nd November 2017


Research Associate: The post holder will work in the field of urban infrastructure governance and regulation, mainly focusing on urban transportation, but also covering energy, buildings, water and wastewater, waste, telecommunications and green infrastructures. The candidate’s main tasks will consist of:

  • Conducting autonomous research under the supervision of FSR Transport Director, Prof Matthias Finger;
  • Writing policy documents;
  • Designing urban infrastructure governance and regulation curricula for city managers;
  • Developing corresponding publications.

Following qualifications are necessary:

  • Master’s degree in a field relevant to the position; PhD is an asset;
  • Experience in and understanding of both governance and management of socio-ecological-technical systems;
  • Background in economics, (public) administration or engineering;
  • Knowledge in the area of “smart cities”, i.e., digitalization and its applications in the urban context;
  • Excellent knowledge of English as working language; knowledge of other EU languages is an advantage.

Read the full description and apply by 15th November 2017