Research Assistant – adJUST project

The Basque Centre for Climate Change (BC3), offers full time research position in the context of the European Commission HORIZON research project AdJUST. The objectives of AdJUST are to achieve a step change in societal understanding of the distributive repercussions of the transition to climate neutrality, and to identify effective and actively-supported policy interventions to accompany climate action so that no-one is left behind.

About the project:

AdJUST engages European public bodies, industry, civil society and researchers—i.e. the quadruple helix—to design and promote a shared vision, inspiring them towards the common goal of achieving climate neutrality. It relies on state-of-the-art economic assessment tools, statistical analysis, and research approaches from other Social Sciences & Humanities (SSH) disciplines—including political science, business management, public administration, political theory, philosophy and ethics—to generate methodologically-sound research results on the full range of challenges of the just transition. These comprise technical, economic, and social/equity dimensions for firms, workers, households and public bodies, and the potential distributional impacts of the EU Green Deal, NextGenerationEU and Fit for 55—EU Packages.

AdJUST thus combines research approaches from complementary disciplines with a continuous social dialogue, ensuring that the project practices open science, models procedural justice, and builds understanding, trust and capacity among citizens and other stakeholders concerning the transition to climate neutrality. Specifically, the applicant would contribute to the analysis of the distributional implications of EU policies at the household level using micro-databases and macroeconomic models.

Experience/skills required:

  • The applicant should have a Master’s degree in Economics with a solid background in quantitative methods (microdata, econometrics and macroeconomic modelling) and programming, particularly with the R software environment.
  • Applicants should have excellent interpersonal as well as communication skills (both written and oral) in English.
  • The applicant should demonstrate evidence of a track record in peer-reviewed publications as well as ability to initiate and complete research characterized by originality, creativity and innovation.

Other experience/skills valued:

  • Experience/ interest in modelling and economy, environmental, energy related topics.
  • Flexibility to collaborate in existing research projects.
  • Previous experience in international projects.

Benefits and work environment:

  • 35-hour week work calendar.
  • 30 days of vacation per year
  • We are offering an excellent research environment and close cooperation with a dynamic team and a network of international collaborators.

Term of contract

The position will be for a period of December 2023-30th September 2026 with a possibility for extending it a further upon a positive assessment of the performance of the work carried out by the candidate during the fellowship.



The position will carry competitive salary, matching the academic and professional profile of the applicant, and excellent work conditions.


Basque Centre for Climate Change, Leioa, Spain.

As an HR Excellence awarded institution, BC3 is committed to conciliating research-academic requirements and family duties. BC3 is particularly concerned with creating equal opportunities for people independently of gender, culture, and race. Anyone with relevant qualifications is therefore strongly encouraged to apply for the position.

Application procedure:

Fill the form below and upload one PDF document with the following information:

  1. Detailed Curriculum Vitae
  2. Recommendation letter
  3. Motivation letter


26 November, 2023 (CET 15:00).

Informal enquiries can be made to Iñaki Arto ( noting in the subject of the message “RA: AdJUST”

Please consider that only applications sent through the form included at the bottom of the BC3 web page will be considered (,


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