Senior Statistician UCLA Req#32767
Job Summary: Under the direction of the Principal Investigator, Prof. Martha Bailey, the employee will collaborate and assist with all stages of empirical research in the fields of economic history, labor economics, and demography. Current projects include (1) evaluations of the long-run effects of War on Poverty programs, (2) examinations of the (dis)employment effects of California Paid Family leave, (3) intergenerational mobility and heterogeneity in mobility in the first half of the 20th Century, and (4) a randomized control trial regarding how the price of contraceptives affects women and their children in the short and long run.
The job is ideal for someone with an enthusiasm for empirical research and hypothesis testing using a wide range of empirical methods and an interest to learn new skills and take initiative. The job entails consulting with the project lead to determine needs, developing strategies and timelines for implementing analyses, performing computer programming and analyses and managing others contributing to these tasks, and reporting results orally and in writing.
• Bachelor’s degree in economics, computer science, statistics, or related field; 2-3 years of experience with social science research
• Preferred: Master’s Degree in economics, computer science, statistics, or related field
• Strong quantitative background, including advanced courses in statistics and/or econometrics
• Demonstrated programming skills, including experience with Stata, R, and Python
• Ability to work independently cleaning and managing data, debugging programs and code, and performing statistical analyses
• Excellent organization and communication skills, both in writing and orally
• Experience managing multiple tasks and project personnel
Education: Bachelor’s degree in economics, computer science, statistics, or related field; 2-3 years of experience with social science research.
Preferred: Master’s Degree in economics, computer science, statistics, or related field
When applying for this job please include the following
• a cover letter, including classes taken in economics or other relevant departments (e.g., statistics, CS)
• Brief description of experience in conducting analysis or involvement in research
• Description of your familiarity with various statistical and computer packages and a list of classes taken in economics, mathematics, statistics or computer science
• Three references who can speak to your skills (and their email address)
• Current CV or resume
Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis. Short-listed applicants will be asked to complete a technical exercise and may be called for an interview.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status or status as an individual with disability.
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