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 Data Analyst will have the opportunity to apply methodologies from econometrics, statistics, and data science to original research projects primarily in the fields of economic history, labor economics, and demography.
The successful candidate will be well versed in data manipulation, wrangling, and cleaning, with experience running, testing, and interpreting a variety of linear models including .
This position requires an individual who is able to work as a part of small research team running multiple projects concurrently. We seek highly organized individuals with superior written and verbal communications skills and excellent time management ability.
- 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
- Attention to detail and ability to organize and document workflow
- Strong initiative and a resourceful approach to problem-solving
- Superior verbal and written communication skills
- Ability to work discreetly with sensitive and confidential data
- Experience working in an academic or think-tank environment
- Project management experience
- Ability to take initiative and manage projects with minimal supervision; strong time management skills and ability to meet tight deadlines; resourceful approach to problem-solving.
- Superior verbal and written communication skills; strong interpersonal skills. Ability to communicate complex information in a clear and concise manner
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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