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PRE-DOCTORAL RESEARCH FELLOW, Economics (2 positions), to join the research team of Professor Amy Finkelstein. Responsibilities include working with data sets, cleaning and running checks to spot errors, and generally preparing data for analysis; assisting with onboarding new staff and maintaining project documentation; and assisting with literature reviews, new and renewal institutional review board applications, and preparation of academic papers. The position is ideal for someone interested in pursuing a Ph.D. in economics.
REQUIRED: two years of research experience (may include research experience gained as an undergraduate) and a bachelor’s degree; strong quantitative background and computer skills, including programming experience; ability to work independently. PREFERRED: research assistant experience and a background in economics. Candidates with strong technical backgrounds looking for more exposure to economics are welcome, as are applications from those with backgrounds underrepresented in economics. Job #20010
Appointment will begin in the summer or fall of 2022, with a two-year commitment being ideal.
Application material should include (in one document) the following: a cover letter with a brief description of experience as an RA and any independent research; a description of familiarity with statistical and computer packages; the names of two references and their contact information (one must be someone you have worked for as an RA); a current CV; a transcript, condensed transcript, written list of classes in economics, mathematics, statistics or computer science (including course name, date taken, school, and the main textbook(s) used in the course), and courses currently taking; and the date available to start work. Two references must send letter of recommendation to the attention of Professor Finkelstein at email@example.com.