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The Data Assistant will provide support to the Center for Economic History in the Department of Economics. The data assistant will work for all faculty and graduate students affiliated with the Center, including collecting and coding data, running statistical programs, looking up references, summarizing literature, and related tasks.
Manages data receipt, tracking and follows up on assigned project(s).
Detects trends and reports on patterns of errors.
Compiles and maintains codebooks, data files and memos needed for subsequent analysis of data.
Extracts & analyzes data and enters information into spreadsheets & databases.
Provides administrative support to organizational area.
Edits, codes and enters data per protocol.
Runs reports and completes basic analysis.
Summarizes relevant literature and looks up references
Reviews data input for accuracy, addressing on skip patterns, coding, and other information.
Performs cleaning/formatting tasks of datasets.
Performs other duties as assigned.
BA or BS in Economics.
Knowledge of STATA and Excel.
Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite.
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Attention to detail and excellent organizational skills.
Takes initiative and can work independently
2 years' data entry or similar experience is required.
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Infrastructure (extends across applications): Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Access, Outlook).
Programming Languages and Frameworks: Stata, GIS – either Arc or Q.
Analytical: Critical thinking, judgment, problem solving.
Project: Organizational skills.
As per Northwestern University policy, this position requires a criminal background check. Successful applicants will need to submit to a criminal background check prior to employment.
Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.
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