Postdoc Researcher on Territorial Competitiveness

Job Description

Orkestra – Basque Institute of Competitiveness is a centre for analysis and debate on territorial competitiveness. It was created in 2006 within the Deusto Foundation at the University of Deusto. The Institute is the result of the different strategic, private and public initiatives which converge with the aim of building competitive societies and enterprises as a key condition for prosperity and welfare.
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RESPONSIBILITIES Be part of a flexible team of professionals in Orkestra who develop local and international research projects on competitiveness and territorial development, aimed at having a positive effect on competitiveness and development in the Basque Country.
Identify, define and develop local (in the Basque Country and Spain) and international (Horizon 2020 and other programmes of the European Commission) research programmes on competitiveness and territorial development.

Interact with relevant stakeholders in identification, definition and development processes for projects with a potential to have an impact on competitiveness and territorial development.
Draw up applied scientific documents related to the developed projects, to be published in impact journals, academic books and/or reports.
Study of the evolution and key factors of the economic system structure and the behaviour of Basque competitiveness, focusing on aspects such as design and assessment of economic policies and their implementation in regional analysis.
Contribute to Orkestra’s training activities in executive, master’s, PhD and ad hoc programmes.

Places available: 1

Location: San Sebastian
REQUIREMENTS PhD degree and previous studies in the field of competitiveness and territorial development (for example, economic geography, political sciences, regional studies, economy and business management).
An ability to interact with relevant stakeholders to conduct research in a multicultural context, aware of the impact of research.
Communication and synthesis skills, oral and written communication skills, analytical skills and a mature and logical approach to problem-solving.
A capacity for teamwork, planning and keeping to regular schedules.
An excellent command of English, both written and spoken.
A good knowledge of Spanish would be an asset (and/or willingness to learn it during the first year in the position).
An excellent command of quantitative techniques and computer instruments and programmes will be considered as advantages.
Immediate start at the organisation, joining an international, dynamic and enthusiastic team of researchers working on the improvement of competitiveness and territorial development. The contract will be annual, renewable up to 5 years based on progress and assessments, with the possibility of having access to a permanent position, if available. The salary will depend on the candidates’ experience and qualifications as postdoc researchers and will range from 32.000 to 36.000 € gross annual (fixed and variable remuneration).

Start Date: September 2015
Salary From 32.000 to 36.000 gross annual (fixed and variable remuneration)
Job Contact Email dlamiquiz(at)
City/Region San Sebastián (Spain)
Application Deadline 2015-Aug-28