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.
TECHNICAL ASSOCIATE , Economics , to support Professor Dave Donaldson. Will work at all stages of the research process on a number of new and ongoing projects in the fields of international trade and development economics. Specific responsibilities include constructing data sets and preparing data for analysis, conducting analysis to answer research questions, presenting results and engaging in regular meetings, and editing papers for publication.
Will be fully integrated into the research community and encouraged to attend weekly seminars at MIT. The position is ideally suited to those planning to attend graduate school in economics.
REQUIRED : bachelor's degree; two years' specialized research experience in economics (may include experience gained as an undergraduate); proven ability to efficiently organize and self-manage a time-sensitive workflow while maintaining high quality output and accuracy with details. An interest in empirical research, including handling and analyzing large data sets; strong Stata, MATLAB, R, GIS, and/or Python skills; and the ability to independently solve challenging problems would be ideal. Job #19323
Application material must include a resume and cover letter. The cover letter should describe your interest in the position; relevant skills, including knowledge of Stata, MATLAB R, GIS, and/or Python; research experience/qualifications, and earliest available start date.
This is a one-year position with a flexible start date of September 2021 or earlier.
This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship.
Internal Number: 19323
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