Columbia Business School's Jerome A. Chazen Institute for Global Business is seeking to hire one Staff Associate of Research. The Staff Associate would focus on academic research that has broad relevance for Asian economies. The work will include quantitative and qualitative research and analysis involving the collection, coordination, and management of information and data. This position provides an opportunity to gain experience in academic economics research and would be ideal preparation for a Ph.D. program in economics or other related fields. This is a one-year position with a possible extension to a second year.
The Staff Associate duties involve work in one or more of the following areas of research: economics, and statistics. Specific duties include:
Collect, clean, and maintain datasets and databases. Extract and link data from multiple databases for analysis. Prepare detailed documentation.
Develop models and implement program code (STATA, Python, SQL, R, SAS, Matlab, etc.).
Perform statistical analysis, including regression analysis and machine learning techniques.
Assist with data analysis and dissemination of findings through the preparation of reports, journal articles, presentations, websites, and other research outlets.
Perform case-based research, including work with detailed primary documents.
Applicants for the Staff Associate position are expected to have the following:
Programming experience in STATA is required. Strong preference for those who also know Python.
Additional programming experience in one or more of the following languages: R, SQL, SAS, Matlab, and/or C++ is preferred.
Familiarity with statistical tools such as linear regression is required.
Demonstrated exceptional written and oral communications skills needed – a writing sample is required.
Internal Number: 7434
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