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 Analyst to Professors Pierre Azoulay and Bhaven Sampat

JOE ID Number: 2017-02_111458157
Date Posted: 08/30/2017
Date Inactive: 01/31/2018
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Full-Time Research Analyst to Professors Pierre Azoulay and Bhaven Sampat
Section: Full-Time Nonacademic
Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts, UNITED STATES
JEL Classification: O3 -- Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights
Life Sciences
Full Text of JOE Listing:

The National Bureau of Economic Research is the nation’s leading non-profit economic research organization.

The NBER has an opening for a Research Analyst (RA) who will support a project on the economics of innovation and science, focused on the life sciences sector.

Responsibilities are expected to include:
• Writing programs to match disparate data sources,
• Working with data sets, cleaning and running checks to spot errors, and preparing data for analysis,
• Assisting with literature reviews,
• Assisting in the preparation of academic papers being submitted to journals,
• Any other work assigned by Research Managers or PIs.

Candidates for this position will have a bachelor’s degree in either computer science, economics, or biology. The ideal candidate will have good programing skills and knowledge of machine learning techniques. Strong familiarity with Stata and MySQL is definitely a plus.

The position is an especially good match for candidates contemplating application to a PhD program in economics or management in the near future.

The PIs are Pierre Azoulay & Bhaven Sampat.

For more information on the NBER, please visit

No phone calls, please.

Application Requirements:
  • External Application Link
Application deadline: 01/31/2018