JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

February 1, 2019 - July 31, 2019

National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.

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Full Time Research Assistant

JOE ID Number: 2019-01_111462599
Date Posted: 04/19/2019
Date Inactive: 07/31/2019
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Full Time Research Assistant
Section: Full-Time Nonacademic
Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts, UNITED STATES
JEL Classifications:
I1 -- Health
Z0 -- General
Full Text of JOE Listing:

Economics professors Dan Benjamin (University of Southern California), David Cesarini (New York University), David Laibson (Harvard University), and their co-authors employ full-­‐time research assistants . We want to hire students interested in genoeconomics. Prior experience not necessary. Applicants should have an interest in applying to a quantitative Ph.D. and pursuing an academic research career.

For examples of past research, see the “Genoeconomics” tab at Research assistants are involved in the entire research process, including:
• Developing new methods to analyze genetic data
• Data analysis in R and Python
• Background research and literature reviews for papers
• Drafting sections of manuscripts for publication
• Visualizing data for manuscripts and presentations

• Bachelor’s degree in economics or another quantitative field
• Knowledge of one or more of R, Python, or STATA
• Strong work ethic and organizational skills
• Background in economics, genetics, computer science, statistics, or mathematics
• Ability to work independently and with minimal guidance
• An interest in genoeconomics
• Strong writing skills

• Knowledge of MATLAB (or other languages such Java, C, C++, or Julia) and Latex
• Experience with Unix
• Familiarity with statistical analyses such as OLS, MLE, and PCA

Application Requirements:
  • External Application Link
Application deadline: 07/31/2019