• Senior Research Specialist I

    Requisition # 2019-9829
    Date Posted 6 months ago(1/25/2019 12:09 PM)
    Research and Laboratory
    Full-Time / Part-Time
  • Overview

    Research Assistant Positions are available in Princeton University’s Department of Economics, beginning mid to late Summer 2019.


    We are looking for highly skilled and motivated individuals to work as full-time research assistants for a period of at least one year. The positions will be based in the Economics Department at Princeton University and will entail close collaboration with Professors Buchholz, Ho, Kapor, and Kastl on new and ongoing projects in industrial organization.


    In addition to working closely with faculty, research assistants will have the opportunity to participate in the academic life of Princeton University, including seminars, and engaging with graduate students and other research assistants in the department.


    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.


    The ideal candidate will have (i) a strong quantitative background, (ii) strong computer programming skills, (iii) the ability to work independently to solve problems, and (iv) a long- term interest in pursuing research in economics. Background in economics is a plus, but not necessary—we welcome candidates with strong technical backgrounds who are looking for more exposure to economics. We pay a competitive salary and provide standard benefits such as health insurance.


    We aim for a start date around mid to late Summer 2019. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. To apply, please email the following materials to both Nick Buchholz (nbuchholz@princeton) and Adam Kapor (akapor@princeton), with the subject line “RA application: {last name}, {first name}”.


    1. Your current CV
    2. Undergraduate transcripts and any graduate transcripts
    3. A cover letter indicating
      1. your interest in the position
      2. any prior research experience
      3. your programming language experience (particularly Stata, Matlab, Python and Julia)
      4. Names, addresses and phone numbers for 2-3 references
      5. When you are available to begin work
    4. A sample of code
    5. Writing sample: Please limit to about five pages in length. This should demonstrate your academic writing skills. For example, a sample from an undergraduate thesis or term paper would work well.



    Applications will be reviewed as they are received. We will remove this ad when all positions are filled.


    • 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, basic knowledge of statistics/econometrics, knowledge of Matlab or Mathematics, knowledge of statistical programming, particularly Stata, Matlab, Python, and Julia.



    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)


    Estimated Appointment End Date


    Physical Capacity Exam Required


    Valid Driver's License Required



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