Senior Research Specialist I

Requisition # 2022-15567
Date Posted 4 weeks ago(9/8/2022 10:32 AM)
Department
Economics
Category
Research and Laboratory
Job Type
Full-Time
Application Deadline
2/1/2023

Overview

The International Economics Section has an opening for a Research Assistant (i.e., Senior Research Specialist). This position offers an ideal transitional job for recent graduates who are interested in international economics and are considering further studies in economics. It offers the opportunity to see what a career doing frontier academic research involves.

 

The successful candidate will gain experience working with some of the world’s leading researchers in international economics. They will be expected to assemble and manage data sets, to program and simulate non-linear models, and to assist faculty members in all aspects of their research.

 

This is a one-year term position with the possibility of renewal for a second year, contingent upon continued funding and satisfactory performance. End date is dependent on start date, which may vary.

Responsibilities

Research support for IES including:

  • Independent data collection, cleaning and analysis with little to no supervision
  • Admin support (organizing logisitics of experiments & data collection)
  • Programming experiment designs and data collection tools independently
  • Survey implementation, organizing focus groups on your own
  • Running and editing interviews independently
  • Write your own summaries of research, perform literature searches and reviews, and post and retrieve information from the web

Qualifications

ESSENTIAL Minimum Required Knowledge, Skills, Competencies, and Abilities

  • Fluency with statistics, econometrics and probablity theory
  • Good programming skills in python and R -- experience participating in open source projects a big +, especially experience with test-driven development
  • BA/BS in Economics, Mathematics, Computer Science, or Statistics, or a related field.

PREFERRED Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Experience, and Other Education

  • Experience with programs such as SAS, Matlab, and Python.
  • Experience with LaTex, Unix/Linux.
  • Master's degree is desirable but not required

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

Physical Capacity Exam Required

No

Valid Driver's License Required

No

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