Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Professor Amitabh Chandra is seeking a skilled and highly motivated individual to work as a full-time research assistant for a period of at least one year. He is an economist doing empirical research related to health care and public economics.
The job will involve close collaboration with Prof. Chandra, his coauthors, and other research assistants, and is designed help the candidate gain skills and experience to prepare for a graduate degree in economics, public policy, or a related discipline. The job is particularly well suited to applicants interested in learning more about health economics and policy. Previous research assistants to Prof. Chandra have gone on to top-ranked PhD programs in economics and public policy.
Duties include, but are not limited to:
Processes, organizes and summarizes data, reporting results using statistical software (e.g. Stata, R, Python, Julia);
Reads and summarizes academic literature and assists with exploratory reading and investigations for research projects;
Makes periodic reports of project status to supervisor or other research team personnel;
May instruct other staff and students in basic research methods or techniques;
Assists in the design of experiments and tests;
May perform clerical duties incidental to research tasks or to assist the professors with teaching responsibilities;
May process orders or invoices,or undertake other clerical and simple accounting duties under the direction of administrative personnel.
This is a fully benefits eligible term appointment ending one year from date of hire, with the possibility of renewal.
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Salary Grade: 053
Union: 55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers
Bachelor's degree required.Prior experience with research and/or data analysis through coursework, an academic thesis, or previous research assistant positions required.
Degree in economics or another quantitative field preferred. Strong computer programming skills, including fluency with Stata, R, Python, or Julia programming is required.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Internal Number: 51998BR
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