Irish Centre for Social Gerontology
Ref. No. NUIG 071-15
Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time fixed term position as a Postdoctoral Researcher for an EU Funded Project ‘FairTax’ located at the Irish Centre for Social Gerontology, Institute for Lifecourse and Society, NUI Galway. This position is available from 1st September 2015 to contract end date.
Revisioning the ‘Fiscal EU’: Fair, Sustainable, and Coordinated Tax and Social Policies
Dr. Emer Mulligan together with The Irish Centre for Social Gerontology (ICSG) is now seeking to recruit a Postdoctoral Researcher to a fixed-term three-year contract to work on project FairTax, which is a H2020-funded project. The project aims to produce recommendations on how fair and sustainable taxation and social policy reforms can increase the economic stability of EU member states, promoting economic equality and security, enhancing coordination and harmonization of tax, social inclusion, environmental, legitimacy, and compliance measures, support deepening of the European Monetary Union, and expanding the EU’s own resource revenue bases. This project involves conducting studies that focus on state and stakeholder-level analysis within selected countries, and studies that focus primarily on inter-state and EU-level aspects of coordination and integration. The work is being conducted by a research consortium of multidisciplinary comparative and international policy fiscal experts from nine EU and non-EU countries.
Work package 4 (WP4) of project FairTax is entitled ‘European Pension Policies and Intergenerational Fiscal Sustainability, Fairness, and Consolidation’ and is being led from within the ICSG. Working in collaboration with the leader of WP4 and other members of the consortium, the Post-Doctoral Researcher will be expected to take a leading role in implementing and delivering WP4, and contribute, as necessary, to other related work packages. WP4 will critically evaluate the implications of demographic ageing across the EU and in selected OECD countries, and the employment, social security, tax, and pensions policies introduced to address this phenomenon. A particular focus is on fiscal sustainability, equality, and consolidation across the EU. WP4 will address questions pertaining to intergenerational conflict, extended working life policies, the ‘social contract’, and cross-national consolidation of policy approaches to pension provision and extended working life in rapidly changing conditions.
This research will be conducted through an analysis of policy documents; interviews with stakeholders across the EU and other selected countries involved in devising and implementing pensions, social security and employment policy, as well as independent academic and policy experts; and statistical analysis, including tax-transfer simulations of alternative policy scenarios. In addition, willingness to pay increased taxes to support pensions will be researched with mixed methods involving surveys, focus groups, and individual interviews using an innovative qualitative life-course approach to data collection and analysis.
In this role you will:
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Salary: €37,750 – €46,255 (public sector pay policy rules pertaining to new entrants will apply) NB: Gárda clearance is a requirement for this post (as appropriate to Child Protection Policy)
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Start date: 1st September 2015 or as soon as possible thereafter.
For informal discussion about this post please contact Dr. Emer Mulligan at email@example.com
To Apply: Candidates are requested to submit a cover letter, CV (Word or PDF format only) and the names and addresses of three referees via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org Applicants must include the Ref. No. NUIG 071-15 in the subject line of the email application.
Closing date for receipt of applications is 5pm, Friday 26th June 2015
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