Columbia Business School is seeking one or more predoctoral Staff Associates of research for the Management Division. The work will include quantitative and qualitative research and analysis, collection, coordination and management of information and data, development of research materials (figures, presentations, papers, etc.), and work on special projects relating to pertinent fields of research within the division.
All duties involve work in one or more of the following areas of research: accounting, finance, economics, and statistics.
Collect, manage, and manipulate data using a variety of tools and sources, including but not limited to Stata and R.
Produce summary statistics and conduct basic statistical analyses
Writing scripts in python to automate processes and for webscraping
Assist with data analysis and dissemination of findings through the preparation of reports, journal articles, presentations, web sites, and other research outlets.
Applicants are expected to have the following:
Experience with Stata and familiarity with statistical analyses
Since the RA will be working with multiple faculty members/projects, the ideal candidate will be self-motivated and be able to structure assignments and keep faculty member informed as necessary
Strong time management skills and ability to balance multiple tasks and shifting priorities under tight deadlines at an accelerated pace when necessary.
Attention to detail, strong organizational skills, and absolute commitment to task completion.
Strong written and verbal English skills are essential
Evidence of outstanding academic achievement, along with prior high-quality academic writing.
Ability to read academic, subject-specific information and write a reasoned and thoughtful analysis, as well as produce a creative interpretation, is a plus.
Preference for a candidate who plans to seek an advanced degree
Internal Number: 7263
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Columbia University is one of the world's most important centers of research and at the same time a distinctive and distinguished learning environment for undergraduates and graduate students in many scholarly and professional fields. The University recognizes the importance of its location in New York City and seeks to link its research and teaching to the vast resources of a great metropolis. It seeks to attract a diverse and international faculty and student body, to support research and teaching on global issues, and to create academic relationships with many countries and regions. It expects all areas of the university to advance knowledge and learning at the highest level and to convey the products of its efforts to the world.