Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Working at MIT offers opportunities, an environment, a culture - and benefits - that just aren't found together anywhere else. If you're curious, motivated, want to be part of a unique community, and help shape the future - then take a look at this opportunity.
PRE-DOCTORAL RESEARCH FELLOW , Economics (four positions), to join the research team of Professor Amy Finkelstein. Responsibilities include working with data sets, cleaning and running checks to spot errors, and generally preparing data for analysis; assisting with onboarding new staff and maintaining project documentation; and assisting with literature reviews, new and renewal institutional review board applications, and preparation of academic papers.
The position is ideal for someone interested in pursuing a Ph.D. in economics.
Job Requirements REQUIRED : two years of research experience (may include research experience gained as an undergraduate), a bachelor's degree, strong quantitative background and computer skills including programming experience, and ability to work independently. PREFERRED : research assistant experience and a background in economics. Candidates with strong technical backgrounds looking for more exposure to economics are welcome. Job #18915
Appointment will begin in summer or fall 2021, with a two-year commitment being ideal.
Online application should include (in one document) a cover letter with a brief description of experience as an RA and any independent research; a description of familiarity with statistical and computer packages; the names of two references and their contact information (one must be someone you have worked for as an RA); a current CV; a transcript and condensed transcript; a written list of classes in economics, mathematics, statistics, or computer science (including course name, date taken, school, and the main textbook(s) used in the course); courses currently taking; and date available to start work. Two references must send letters of recommendation to the attention of Professor Finkelstein at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Internal Number: 18915
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