This full-time research assistant position, working with Economics professor Silvia Helena Barcellos (at the University of Southern California) and her co-authors and starting fall/summer 2020, is ideal for individuals interested in health economics research and likely to pursue a PhD in economics. Current research includes understanding the interplay between genetics and education and its consequences for health, well-being and socio-economic status as well asÂ conducting surveys to shed light on the effects of health insurance on health, health care utilization, financial strain and subjective well-being. Projects are mostly applied and empirical, previous experience with data analysis is required. See https://sites.google.com/site/barcellosresearch for examples of past research. Research assistants are directly involved in the entire research process, including:
â¢ Data analysis (Stata knowledge required, MATLAB knowledge a plus)
â¢ Grant writing
â¢ Survey design and execution (including tasks such as assisting with formulating hypotheses to be tested; writing procedure documents and survey instruments, testing website designs, liaising with market research firms etc.)
â¢ Background research and literature reviews for survey design and paper writing
â¢ Data compiling and presentation (including designing figures for papers, paper editing, and the potential for small writing assignments, such as blog posts or data reports)
â¢ Various administrative tasks central to the research process (including IRB applications, coordination of team activities etc.)
Required background:â¢ Knowledge of Stata, Excelâ¢ Strong organizational and self-disciplinary skillsâ¢ A background in economics (undergraduate degree or at least 3 years of relevant experience)â¢ Leadership skillsâ¢ An interest in health economics or social science genetics specificallyâ¢ Strong writing skillsOptional background:â¢ Knowledge of MATLAB Salary range: $55,000-58,000 (plus benefits) This is a fixed term position.All applicants must complete the online application process.Please submit all of the following documents, as a single pdf file, to firstname.lastname@example.org: (1) A cover letter describing your interest in and qualifications for the position (2) your resume(3) an unofficial (or official) transcript, and (4) a paper youâve written for a course, a research paper, or other writing sample.Later in the process, we may request up to three references. There is no set deadline for applications.The position will remain open until it is filled.
Internal Number: REQ20085782
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