Senior Research Specialist

Requisition # 2023-17701
Date Posted 4 weeks ago(9/6/2023 3:37 PM)
Industrial Relations
Research and Laboratory
Job Type


The Industrial Relations Section (IRS), a center for research in labor economics and related fields, invites applications from motivated individuals for positions assisting faculty members in all aspects of their research. Recent graduates and those with anticipated graduation dates in spring 2024 are encouraged to apply. We seek candidates who can start on or around July 1, 2024. 


Please include the names and contact information for three references with your submission materials. 


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


For more information about the research staff experience in the Section, see video introductions of recent Senior Research Specialists and a post about a recent pre-doctoral research conference.


The Senior Research Specialist will be expected to:

  • Assemble and manage data sets
  • Process and analyze survey and census data
  • Assist faculty members in the design, implementation, and management of surveys
  • Write summaries of research
  • Perform literature searches and reviews
  • Post and retrieve information from the Web



  • Minimum BA/BS degree in Economics or Math, or BA/BS in a related field with significant coursework in Economics, Math, and Statistics 
  • Excellent research and writing skills
  • Knowledge of statistics/econometrics
  • Knowledge of statistical programming, particularly STATA


  • Knowledge of Unix or Linux 
  • Knowledge of standard internet tools and HTML 
  • Familiarity with standard social science or education-related data sources


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Standard Weekly Hours


Eligible for Overtime


Benefits Eligible


Probationary Period

180 days

Essential Services Personnel (see policy for detail)


Estimated Appointment End Date


Comments Related to End Date

One-year terms with possibility of extension for a second year

Physical Capacity Exam Required


Valid Driver's License Required




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