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Pre-doctoral Research Fellow
Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts
 
 
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Date Posted August 17, 2022
Category
Admin-Laboratory and Research
Employment Type Full-Time
Application Deadline Open until filled
 
 
 
 
 

PRE-DOCTORAL RESEARCH FELLOW, Economics (2 positions), to join the research team of Professor Amy Finkelstein.  Responsibilities include working with data sets, cleaning and running checks to spot errors, and generally preparing data for analysis; assisting with onboarding new staff and maintaining project documentation; and assisting with literature reviews, new and renewal institutional review board applications, and preparation of academic papers. 

The position ideal for someone interested in pursuing a Ph.D. in economics.  

Job Requirements:

REQUIRED:  a bachelor’s degree; two years of research experience (may include research experience gained as an undergraduate); strong quantitative background and computer skills, including programming experience; and ability to work independently.  PREFERRED:  research assistant experience and a background in economics. Candidates with strong technical backgrounds looking for more exposure to economics are welcome.  Job #21722

The appointment will begin in spring or summer of 2023.  A two-year commitment would be ideal.

Online application should include (in one document): cover letter with a brief description of experience as an RA and any independent research; description of familiarity with statistical and computer packages; names of two references and their contact information (one must be someone you have worked for as an RA); a current CV; transcript; condensed transcript; written list of classes in economics, mathematics, statistics, or computer science (including course name, date taken, school, and the main textbook(s) used in the course); courses currently taking; and date available to start work. Two references must send letter of recommendation to the attention of Professor Finkelstein at aecabral@mit.edu.

8/17/22 

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