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Professor Amanda Starc and Craig Garthwaite are looking for an Empirical Research Fellow for a period of at least one year but ideally two years.
Research fellows work closely with faculty on a number of new and ongoing projects in in economics fields with an emphasis on healthcare. Research fellows collect and organize data, conduct statistical analysis and provide other support associated with faculty research.
The ideal candidate should be completing (or have completed) a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree and will have: (i) a strong quantitative background; (ii) excellent programming skills (especially in Stata, R or Matlab); (iii) past experience with research, including independent work (such as an undergrad thesis) or work as a research assistant. A background in Economics is a strongly recommended, though not required; in fact, we encourage candidates with strong technical backgrounds who are looking to receive more exposure to Economics or Finance.
Previous holders of this and similar positions at Kellogg have gone on to Ph.D. programs at the University of Chicago, Harvard, MIT, Northwestern, Princeton, and Stanford.
The preferred start date is July 1, 2020 though earlier start dates will be considered. Applications will be evaluated on a rolling basis, but all applications submitted by January 31, 2020 will be given full consideration. The selected candidate will be offered a one-year appointment, with the ability to renew for one year based on performance.
If interested, please complete an application at Apply for Job. Please submit the following application materials:
A cover letter briefly describing your career or academic goals, your experience as research assistant or other experience with economic research (e.g., senior thesis), and a description of your programming background;
A current CV;
Complete undergraduate and graduate transcripts (unofficial is fine).
Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.
Internal Number: 37785
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