• Senior Research Specialist I- CSDP

    Requisition # 2018-9348
    Date Posted 1 month ago(9/20/2018 10:35 AM)
    Woodrow Wilson School
    Research and Laboratory
    Full-Time / Part-Time
  • Overview

    The Center for the Study of Democratic Politics (CSDP) in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs is seeking an advanced PhD student or PhD for a half-time to full-time Research Specialist I position. The research specialist will work with a multi-investigator team of Princeton University politics professors on CSDP’s Project on Economic Inequality in America. The position provides university staff benefits including health insurance, and the opportunity to coauthor.


    The successful candidate will have excellent statistical skills, good writing skills, experience designing and fielding surveys and experiments, and excellent attention to detail and conscientiousness. At least two years’ experience conducting independent, doctoral-level research on individual-level political behavior is preferred. The candidate should be well organized, flexible, and be able to meet deadlines.


    Preference will be given to candidates who can be in-residence and working on campus, but a remote work arrangement will be considered, with availability for some meetings in Princeton.


    This position is a one-year term position, with the possibility of extension for a second year depending on funding and performance.


    Preferred start date of November 1, 2018, but a somewhat later start may be possible.




    *Excellent research and writing skills

    *Proficiency in survey design and analysis of survey data, preferably on individual-level political behavior

    *Background in quantitative, experimental research and statistical methods

    *Knowledge of statistical packages including STATA or R

    *Detail-oriented, flexible, able to meet deadlines



    *Completed PhD coursework and masters-level research in political science required. Ph.D. in political science strongly preferred



    *At least two years’ experience conducting independent, doctoral-level research on individual-level political behavior


    This position is subject to the University's background check policy.



    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

    Salary Grade

    ASR, 010

    Standard Weekly Hours


    Eligible for Overtime


    Benefits Eligible


    Essential Services Personnel (see policy for detail)


    Physical Capacity Exam Required


    Valid Driver's License Required



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