Professional Specialist - The Niehaus Center for Globalization and Governance
December 28, 2017
Princeton, New Jersey
The Niehaus Center for Globalization and Governance in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs invites applications for the position of Professional Specialist. Reporting to the Director of the Niehaus Center, the professional specialist will work with faculty members, visiting fellows, and graduate students associated with the Niehaus Center to provide statistical and technical support for their research projects. The position requires one to work closely with associates of the Center to provide timely and creative support for research and computing. The successful candidate will create analytic datasets and perform complex statistical analyses of data, using advanced econometric and other statistical methods. The ability to write computer programs to manipulate information, devise programs for estimating econometric models, and to create and manage an active internet site are important aspects of this position. In addition, the successful candidate should be able to write summaries of research, perform literature searches and reviews, and post and retrieve information from the internet. QUALIFICATIONS ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS: *Excellent research and writing skills *Proficiency in statistics and econometrics *Strong background in quantitative, experimental research and statistical methods. *Knowledge of scripting or high-level programming language, like Python or Java *Knowledge of statistical packages including STATA, SAS, and/or R *Knowledge of standard internet tools and HTML *Familiarity with standard political science, economics and/or sociology data sources EDUCATION REQUIRED: *Master's degree in a social science discipline such as Politics, Economics or Sociology. Ph.D. preferred The successful candidate must be well-organized, attentive to detail, and able to respond to deadlines in a timely manner. This position is subject to the University's background check policy. Applicants must apply online at https://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/3341 and submit a cover letter, CV, writing sample, transcript and contact information for two references.
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