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We're hiring! We are looking for a highly skilled and motivated individual to work as a full-time Research Specialist (pre-doc).


The appointment will start in June 2022. The position offers an excellent opportunity to gain exposure to and training in a broad range of research topics and methodologies before pursuing a PhD in Economics. You will receive first-hand experience conducting cutting-edge economics research in the fields of environmental and energy economics, labor economics, and applied microeconomics, and develop advanced programming and data analysis skills while working with confidential microdata. Day-to-day tasks will focus on data cleaning and organization, writing code and documentation, and data analysis. Other tasks such as conducting literature reviews and writing policy briefs may be assigned according to need and interest.


As part of your development as a researcher you will be part of a community of scholars, learning and pursuing research together. You will participate in group research meetings, receive academic advising to prepare you for your PhD career, and will have opportunities to attend research seminars, interact with other faculty members, visiting experts, and external collaborators.


The ideal candidate will:

  • Have completed a Bachelor's degree in Economics, Mathematics, or Computer Science (required)

  • Have Special Sworn Status or be able to meet the qualifications for Special Sworn Status

  • Have a strong quantitative background with strong programming skills in statistical analysis software (e.g., Stata, R, SAS, Python)

  • Be able to work efficiently and independently to solve problems and manage multiple tasks

  • Have excellent communication, time management, and organization skills

  • Be planning to pursue a PhD in Economics or a related field


Intellectual curiosity and desire to do good work can compensate for technical skills. We especially encourage researchers from under-represented backgrounds to apply.


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