Vacancy: Postdoctoral researcher position working on two new survey projects on welfare and the future of work

The Employment Relations Research Centre (FAOS) at the Department of Sociology, University of Copenhagen, invites applications for a fixed-term postdoctoral researcher position (3 years and 3 months) starting on 1 March 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter.

This is a unique opportunity to join a research group that studies work and welfare in the digital age. Working alongside Associate Professor Anna Ilsøe and Associate Professor Trine Pernille Larsen, the post-doctoral researcher will be generating and analyzing survey data on non-standard work, gig work, social protection and health and safety across several European countries. The surveys form part of two large international research projects conducted in collaboration with research groups in other European countries; TransEuroWorkS and Gig-OSH.

Both research projects are co-led by Associate Professor Anna Ilsøe and Associate Professor Trine Pernille Larsen.

Job Description
TransEuroWorkS (Transforming European Work and Social Protection – A New Proactive Welfare State Fit for The Future World of Work) will provide novel, integrative understandings of how fundamental changes to the labour market and in a European context can be managed proactively through national and European Union (EU) level social protection policies. At the centre of this research are three structural labour market transformations, i.e., green transition and decarbonisation, technological change (automation and digitalization), and the internationalisation of the workforce (through intra-European mobility and immigration). The appointed post-doctoral researcher will have the opportunity to work on these key transformations and their socio-political and economic consequences with a special focus on non-standard workers and their access to social protection.
As part of the TransEuroWorks European survey in 29 countries, the postdoctoral researcher and the PIs will co-design a survey module to study workers’ and managers’ expectations, preferences, and reservations concerning social protection.

The TransEuroWorkS consortium consists of Leiden University, University of Geneva, University of Barcelona, Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS), University of Kent, University College Dublin, University of Copenhagen, Central European Labour Studies Institute (CELSI), TU Delft, and Zabala Innovation.

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