• Senior Research Specialist 1

    Requisition # 2019-10095
    Date Posted 2 months ago(3/21/2019 4:29 PM)
    Woodrow Wilson School
    Research and Laboratory
    Full-Time / Part-Time
  • Overview

    The Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University has three Senior Research Specialist positions available. We are looking for skilled and motivated individuals to work as full-time research assistants for a period of at least one year.



    The positions will be based at Princeton University and will entail close collaboration with Professors Micaela Sviatschi, Anne Karing, and Thomas Fujiwara. The research projects involve questions related to development economics, political economy, and behavioral economics (e.g.,crime, public health,elections and gender disparities). The position will include a variety of tasks that provide preparation for graduate school, such as: managing data sets, statistical analysis, summarizing research findings, and editing research papers. Additional duties may be assigned. The opportunity to actively participate in fieldwork in a developing country context is also a possibility (though not required) for the position.

    In addition to working closely with faculty, senior research specialists participate in the vibrant academic life of Princeton University, including auditing classes, attending seminars, and engaging with graduate students and other research assistants. We pay a competitive salary and provide standard benefits such as health insurance.

    This position is ideal for exceptional graduating seniors or final year masters students with a strong interest in pursuing a Ph.D. in Economics after acquiring one or two years of research experience.

    This is a one-year position with the possibility of renewal for a second year. End date is dependent on start date, which may vary.




    • Minimum BA/BS degree in Economics, Mathematics, or Computer Science (or significant coursework in Economics, Mathematics, Statistics, and/or programming).
    • Excellent research and writing skills, knowledge of programming skills (in particular STATA and LaTex editing). Knowledge of SQL, ArcGIS, Matlab, or Python is a plus, but not necessary.
    • Knowledge of Spanish and/or Portuguese is a plus, but not necessary.


    Candidates should provide:

    • A current CV/Resume.
    • Cover letter indicating:
      • Interest in the position.
      • Any prior research experience.
      • Your programming language experience.
      • Names, addresses, and phone numbers of 2-3 references.
      • GPA and/or summary of academic performance
      • When you are available to begin work.

    Applications will be reviewed as they are received. The short-listed applicants will be asked for further information and to complete a technical exercise.


    Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW

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    ASR, 010

    Standard Weekly Hours


    Eligible for Overtime


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    Physical Capacity Exam Required


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