JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

August 1, 2017 - January 31, 2018

National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.

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Full-Time Research Assistant to Professors Tomasz Piskorski and Amit Seru

JOE ID Number: 2017-02_111457980
Date Posted: 08/03/2017
Date Inactive: 01/31/2018
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Full-Time Research Assistant to Professors Tomasz Piskorski and Amit Seru
Section: Full-Time Nonacademic
Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts, UNITED STATES
JEL Classifications:
E6 -- Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook
G1 -- General Financial Markets
G2 -- Financial Institutions and Services
H3 -- Fiscal Policies and Behavior of Economic Agents
Full Text of JOE Listing:

NBER seeks a full time research assistant to assist Professors Tomasz Piskorski from Columbia University and Amit Seru from Stanford University in conducting academic research. This is a pre-doctoral research program. The research assistant will be a full-time research staff member at NBER for 1 to 2 years and work on multiple projects simultaneously. He/she is also expected to maintain a thorough understanding of the substance of the research and to participate in every aspect of the process from idea generation to publication.

Programming tasks involve using Stata, Matlab, SAS, R, and Python to perform statistical analysis, maintaining data sets and databases, data gathering and cleaning, and preparing detailed documentation files.

Physical tasks involve assisting in the organization of research programs such as conferences, seminars and workshops, preparing presentations for teaching and research projects, and grading assignments or exams from faculty-taught courses.

This position provides an exciting opportunity to gain academic and business research experience with a special focus on fields such as economics, finance, sociology, statistics and mathematics and would be ideal preparation for a PhD program or other graduate study.

Application Requirements:
  • External Application Link
Application deadline: 01/31/2018
Additional Information For Applicants:

Please upload a single PDF document containing the following materials to this website:

(1) Cover letter describing:
a. Your interest in this position
b. Your familiarity with programming languages (e.g. Stata, SAS, Python, Perl)
c. Prior experience as a research assistant and/or with independent research projects
d. Names and e-mail addresses of 2-3 references
(2) Current CV
(3) Unofficial transcript

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