Predoctoral Research Fellow


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Predoctoral Research Fellow

  • Job Number: 23526
  • Functional Area: Research - Scientific
  • Department: Economics
  • School Area: Humanities, Arts, & Social Sciences
  • Employment Type: Full-Time Temporary
  • Employment Category: Exempt
  • Visa Sponsorship Available: No
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Job Description

PREDOCTORAL RESEARCH FELLOWEconomics, to join Professor Ashesh Rambachan and support work at all stages of the research process on projects in the fields of econometrics and applied machine learning, with particular emphasis on applications in behavioral economics, criminal justice, and health economics.  Will engage directly in the research process and implement complete project pipelines covering data processing, machine learning, and statistical inference. 

Research fellows will work on projects with Professor Rambachan and his co-authors at MIT, the University of Chicago, and Stanford University.  This position offers the opportunity to gain exposure to and training in a broad set of statistical methods and economic research topics.  

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in economics, computer science, mathematics, statistics, or a related field; at least two years of specialized experience with qualitative data analysis, research methods, and/or social sciences (which may include experience gained as an undergraduate); strong quantitative and programming skills in Python and R; and meticulous attention to detail.  Seek a self-motivated individual with strong organizational and time and project management skills who can work independently. Job #23526

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Please apply online with the following in a single PDF attachment titled “RA_Application_[First name]_[Last name].pdf”: cover letter, resume, and transcript if applicable.

Applications will be reviewed and interviews conducted in January and early February.  The preferred start date is June 1, 2024, with some flexibility.

An employment term of one to two years is expected.  


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