JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

February 1, 2015 - July 31, 2015

National Bureau of Economic Research

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Full-Time Research Assistant to Professor Amanda Kowalski

JOE ID Number: 2015-01_111452684
Date Posted: 02/02/2015
Date Inactive: 07/31/2015
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Full-Time Research Assistant to Professor Amanda Kowalski
Section: Full-Time Nonacademic
Stanford, California, UNITED STATES
JEL Classification: I1 -- Health
Health Economics, Public Finance
Full Text of JOE Listing:

The position, for a highly skilled and motivated research assistant will be located at Stanford University starting in the fall of 2015. Upon mutual agreement, the position will continue for a second year at Yale University. Preference will be given to applicants who have the potential to work for two years or more.

The candidate will collaborate closely with a research team on research projects in the fields of health economics. Examples of previous research: research assistant

Candidates should have a long-term interest in economic. Prior background in health economics or public finance is useful but not necessary. Position is ideal for candidates looking to develop their empirical research skills in preparation for applying to PhD programs in economics or related fields.

Preference given to detail-oriented applicants with programming experience, particularly in working with large datasets with software such as Stata, SAS, or Matlab.

Salary will be competitive with other research assistant positions.

Applications considered on a rolling basis.

Application Requirements:
  • External Application Link
  • Letters of Reference Instructions Below
Application deadline: 03/31/2015
Reference Instructions:
Upload a single PDF document named “Lastname_Firstname” and containing the following materials into this website:

1. A cover letter describing:
a. Your interest in this position; how you learned about it
b. Proposed work start date
c. Familiarity with programming languages
d. Prior experience as a research assistant and/or with independent research projects
e. Previous experience working in a team environment
f. Contact information for 2-3 references
2. Current CV
3. Relevant undergraduate and graduate transcripts (unofficial is fine)
4. An original research paper (if available)