RESEARCH ANALYST (DATA), Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) (multiple openings), to work closely with an MIT faculty member on data analysis. Duties include working with data sets, preparing and running code for data cleaning to spot errors, coding in STATA or R to perform custom analysis of large datasets, adapting modules and code to specific project needs, and generally preparing data for analysis; assisting faculty with literature reviews; liaising with field staff, including possible travel to field sites; providing input on the technical aspects of project reports for funders and academic papers and preparing data for public access; assisting with the technical aspects of applications to Institutional Review Boards; and supervising undergraduate interns who may assist with the PI's project. The focus of the work is on data quality. The typical analyst is considering graduate study in economics.
REQUIRED: a bachelor's degree that includes significant training in economics and demonstrated success in coursework, statistics, mathematics, and/or econometrics; hands-on experience with Stata or equivalent statistical package; experience working with large data sets; good oral and written communication skills; and proven ability to handle several different projects/tasks at one time, successfully complete assigned tasks, and meet deadlines. Formal post-undergraduate professional experience is not required. Job #14252
In addition to applying online via the MIT HR website, please register at https://apply.povertyactionlab.org with the J-PAL/IPA common application. After completing a brief registration, choose the "Research" job category and select General Data Research Associate.
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