Postdoctoral position in Labor/Health Economics

Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management
Starting at the earliest possible date

The Department of Applied Economics at the Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management (Dulbea) is offering a Postdoctoral fellowship in Economics. The fellowship will provide successful candidates with the opportunity to join a research team at the Dulbea studying the diverse factors and various contexts that could explain why individuals enter or exit disability programs. Pursuant to this initiative, this team is currently running an RCT to evaluate different special programs for DI recipients with mental disorders and is about to start a new RCT on participation in return-to-work programs for DI. This research team is also exploring how different polices throughout other social insurance programs like parental leave, or active labor market policies could impact entering/existing into disability. The successful candidate is expected to contribute to this research agenda in collaboration with the other members of the research team for the purpose of achieving an excellent publication performance. The grant will start at the earliest possible date for up to a year with the possibility of an extension.

Candidate profile:
Applicants should hold a PhD in economics and have strong research interests in empirical health, labor, and disability economics. Outstanding skills in empirical microeconomics with advanced experience in statistical programming software (e.g. STATA, R) are essential. They should also show interest in public policy and its evaluation. Fluency in English is required, knowledge in French/Dutch is a plus. To be eligible, the candidate should not have resided or carried out his/her main activity in Belgium for more than 24 months during the last 3 years.

For more information:
Ilan TOJEROW, Associate Professor, SBS-EM (Dulbea), ULB & IZA,

Applications should be submitted in English and must include the following:
1) A motivation letter;
2) A full resume including a list of publications;
3) your job market paper;
4) two letters of reference;
5) A copy of the PhD’s diploma or a letter indicating the expected defense date;
6) Full applications must be sent by e-mail to

Applications will be treated with the strictest confidentiality.