1) The Research Specialist will work directly with Professor Alessandra Voena, supporting research on a variety of topics related to the economics of the family in labor economics and in development economics
2) Specifically, the Research Specialist will be involved in data collection, data analysis and economic modelling on the following topics, among others: (i) the impact of government policy on the family; (ii) the connection between human trafficking, gender and conflict
3) This position will require a commitment of at least one year with a preferred start date of July 2019
1) A strong quantitative background, with experience in econometrics
2) Strong computer skills, with experience in statistical programming
3) Strong multi-tasking skills and an ability to set and meet deadlines
4) Strong analytical skills
5) Strong attention to detail
6) Strong verbal and written communication skills
7) Ability to work independently and as part of a research team
1)A Bachelor's degree in Economics, Statistics, Computer Science or related fields by start date. The ideal candidate will have a long-term interest in pursuing a Ph.D. in Economics or a related field
1) Research experience, such as writing a senior thesis or previous employment as a research assistant
2) Programming experience, including cleaning and manipulating large data sets and coding and implementing econometric procedures
3) Fluency with Stata
4) Familiarity with or ability to learn Matlab
5) Familiarity with or ability to learn a scripting language (e.g. Python)
1) Cover letter 2) CV/Resume
3) Writing sample
4) At least two professional references
NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application.
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