Job ID: 2020-11481 Type: Full-Time # of Openings: 1 Category: Research and Laboratory
The Mamdouha S. Bobst Center for Peace and Justice at Princeton University is looking for a senior research specialist with advanced quantitative methods skills to assist in the development of projects covering a wide range of cutting-edge social science research. Applicants should, at the time of appointment, hold a PhD in statistics or computer science, political science, economics or other social science program or have comparable experience (i.e., a Master’s degree in a data science discipline and relevant work experience). The candidate must have strong programming experience with STATA, R, and Python. Other helpful skills include knowledge of database management software and familiarity with experimental design, causal inference and survey design and implementation.
In addition to working with faculty, senior research specialists can also participate in the vibrant academic life of Princeton University, including auditing classes, attending seminars, and interacting with the university’s wider social science community.
The initial appointment is for one year with the possibility of renewal.
The senior research specialist will work closely with faculty and students and will be involved in data acquisition, management, analysis and visualization as well as research design.
PhD in statistics or computer science, political science, economics or other social science program OR Master’s degree in a data science discipline and relevant work experience
Excellent programming skills in STATA, R and Python
Excellent data management, analysis and visualization skills
Experience working with large and complex data sets
Desirable, but not required, qualifications
Familiarity with standard social science data sources
Web development skills
Experience with experimental and quasi-experimental design and analysis
Experience with survey design and implementation
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
Internal Number: 118018780
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