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.
DATA RESEARCH ASSOCIATE , Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) (multiple openings), to carry out data analysis under faculty guidance for projects throughout the JPAL network, with expected start dates in Summer 2021. Will work hand-in-hand with faculty members to clean and analyze data collected from the field. Responsibilities include working with data sets in STATA or R and preparing and running code for data cleaning and analysis; assisting faculty with literature reviews; liaising with field staff running evaluations and collaborating on data collection practices and quality control; providing input into technical aspects of project reports as needed; assisting with technical aspects of applications to Institutional Review Boards; providing input into academic papers; preparing data for publication; and supervising undergraduate interns who may assist with the PI's project.
These positions are particularly interesting for those who are strongly considering graduate study in economics and offer a tremendous opportunity to gain first-hand analysis experience in an organization undertaking cutting-edge development research.
REQUIRED : a bachelor's degree in economics, social sciences, public policy, mathematics, statistics, or related field; two years' experience in social sciences, data analysis, and research methods (experience gained during undergraduate study as an RA or in a similar role may be considered); experience with Stata or equivalent statistical package; and experience working with large data sets. Job #18936
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