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PSE / The EU Tax Observatory are recruiting an Administrative Assistant

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The EU Tax Observatory is a new organization dedicated to conducting, promoting, and disseminating innovative, high-quality, and impactful research on EU taxation. It is directed by Prof. Gabriel ZUCMAN and is hosted at the Paris School of Economics. The Observatory is one of the leading institutions for the study of taxation in the European Union (with a focus on corporate tax avoidance and tax evasion); a platform for civil society engagement with strong name across the European Union; a source of new ideas for combating tax avoidance and evasion; and an international reference for the study of taxation in a globalized word. The EU Tax Observatory is co-financed by the European Commission.

Paris School of Economics is a private non-profit research foundation. PSE develops economic research of the highest international standard and disseminates the results. It brings together a community of 140 researchers and around 200 PhD students, and offers teaching in Masters, PhD, Summer School and Executive Education programs at the cutting edge of the discipline. Now firmly established as a feature on the global academic landscape, PSE breaks down all kinds of barriers to attain its goal of excellence: it brings together universities and grandes écoles, promotes exchanges between economics and the other social sciences, delivers its scholarship to a broad public, and supports the work of its teams in multiple partnerships with public institutions and private organisations.

We invite applications for an Administrative Assistant position, who will be closely involved in supporting the overall day-to-day management of the EU Tax Observatory.

Download the Administrative Assistant at the EU Tax Observatory Job Offer (PDF - 130 Ko)

Position to be filled:

  • Position: Administrative Assistant
  • Employment status: Full-time
  • Supervisor: Partnership Director
  • Duration of the contract: 12 months (possibility of CDI)
  • Localisation: Paris, France
  • Starting date: As soon as possible


The administrative assistant will be in charge of organizing the administrative activities of the Observatory. He/she will support the research and partnership teams. The administrative assistant will be involved in the creation of new internal tools for the management of the Observatory.

Main tasks and responsibilities include:

  • General office management
  • Coordinating tasks between teams
  • Setting up and managing the Observatory’s agenda
  • Arranging internal meetings/seminars
  • Keeping minutes of meetings and following up on issues raised
  • Keeping internal servers clean and organized
  • Maintaining internal databases of events and publications up to date
  • Supporting the Partnership Director in the overall management of grants
  • Making hotel and transportation ticket reservations for staff’s events
  • Collecting the invoices of the Observatory’s service providers

You should fulfill the following requirements:

  • Graduate degree in administrative/secretarial studies or equivalent or relevant work experience
  • Excellent organization and attention to details
  • Ability to work in an international environment
  • Work well in a team, but also operate well independently
  • Advanced command of English
  • Knowledge in French is a plus
  • Proficient in PC skills including MS Word, Excel & Power Point

Application procedure:

Applications should be written in English and include:

  • CV
  • Cover letter

Your application is to be sent electronically to the following address recruitment at, while specifying “Application – Administrative Assistant” in the subject line. Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis according to the applications received.

The prospective employee will benefit from the social benefits in force at PSE, i.e. health insurance, 50% of the cost of public transportation and restaurant vouchers. All our positions are open to people with disabilities.