RESEARCH ANALYST, Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab-North America (J-PAL NA) (2 openings), to work closely with MIT Professor, Amy Finkelstein on design and analysis of randomized evaluations of interventions in U.S. health care delivery. Duties include working with data sets, preparing and running code for data cleaning to spot errors, and generally preparing data for analysis; assisting with all stages of empirical research in health economics; assisting faculty with literature reviews and questionnaire writing; communicating with research partners about data requests and analysis; close collaboration and assistance with all stages of empirical research in health economics; providing input into technical aspects of project reports for funders; assisting with technical aspects of new and renewal applications to Institutional Review Boards, replying to questions from J-PAL administrative staff working on IRB issues; providing input as appropriate into academic papers; preparing data for publication and publishing in publicly accessible repositories; and other tasks as assigned. May provide direction to UROPs on their data work and supervise undergraduate interns who may assist with the principal investigator's project.
REQUIRED: at least two years' research experience; strong quantitative background and computer skills, including programming; bachelor's degree in economics, mathematics, statistics, or a field of study related to humanities, arts, and sciences; significant training in economics; strong technical background with demonstrated success in coursework, statistics, mathematics, and econometrics; good oral and written communication skills; and proven ability to handle several projects/tasks at one time, successfully complete assigned tasks, and meet deadlines. Research assistant experience strongly preferred. A background in economics would be a plus. Job #15247
Online application should include (in one document/pdf) a 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); 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; date available to start work. References must send a written letter of recommendation to the attention of Professor Finkelstein at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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