Senior Research Specialist I

Requisition # 2021-13501
Date Posted 1 month ago(10/15/2021 12:03 PM)
Department
Economics
Category
Research and Laboratory
Job Type
Full-Time
Application Deadline
7/1/2022

Overview

The Princeton Program in Public Finance is looking to hire full-time pre-doctoral fellows (Senior Research Specialists). The position involves responsibilities that serve as excellent preparation for Ph.D. programs in economics, including data processing and analysis, survey design, simulation techniques, literature reviews, and presentations. Research fellows will work with Professors Kleven and Kuziemko on topics such as income and wealth inequality, entrepreneurship, regional economic development, and the analysis of tax and social insurance policies. Opportunity for candidate to take one graduate or undergraduate course per semester.

 

This is a one-year position with the possibility of renewal for a second year. The end date is dependent on the start date, which may vary, but will likely be during the Summer or early Fall of 2022. The position is based in Princeton, NJ, though some RAs live in the metropolitan area and work remotely for part of the week. COVID-19 vaccinations are required to work at Princeton University.

Responsibilities

  • Data processing and analysis
  • Survey design
  • Simulation techniques
  • Literature reviews
  • Presentations

Qualifications

Essential:

  • A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Economics, Math, Computer Science, or Statistics, or significant advanced coursework in these areas.
  • Excellent research and writing skills.
  • Knowledge of statistics/econometrics.
  • Knowledge of statistical programming, particularly STATA. Experience with programs such as SAS, Matlab, and Python is also desirable.
  • Knowledge of standard internet tools and HTML is desirable. Familiarity with standard social science data sources is desirable.

Preferred:

  • A Master's degree in Economics, Math, Computer Science, or Statistics

The application process entails two main stages. For the first stage, please send a cover letter, transcript, CV and a list of three references.  These materials are due by November 1, 2021. For shortlisted candidates, the second stage involves a coding exercise and an interview. Address all queries to: pppecon@princeton.edu.

 

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

Standard Weekly Hours

36.25

Eligible for Overtime

No

Benefits Eligible

Yes

Probationary Period

180 days

Essential Services Personnel (see policy for detail)

No

Estimated Appointment End Date

8/1/2023

Physical Capacity Exam Required

No

Valid Driver's License Required

No

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