JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

August 1, 2019 - January 31, 2020

National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.

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Full-Time Research Assistant

JOE ID Number: 2019-02_111463535
Date Posted: 10/02/2019
Date Inactive: 01/31/2020
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Full-Time Research Assistant
Section: Full-Time Nonacademic
Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts, UNITED STATES
JEL Classifications:
I1 -- Health
Z0 -- General
Salary Range: 56000
Full Text of JOE Listing:

We are hiring students interested in genoeconomics: the identification of genetic variation that is associated with variation in economic behavior. Research assistants should have an interest in applying to a quantitative Ph.D. program (Genomics, Economics, Neuroscience, Sociology, Statistics, Data Science).

Projects include identifying genetic variants associated with educational attainment and risk preferences, creating optimal genetic predictors for behavioral traits, and developing new statistical methods. For past research, see the “Genoeconomics” tab at Research assistants are directly involved in the entire research process, including:
• Developing methods to analyze genetic data
• Data analysis in R and Python
• Background research and literature reviews for paper writing
• Drafting sections of manuscripts for publication
• Visualizing data for manuscripts and presentations

• Knowledge of one or more of R, Python, or STATA
• Strong work ethic and organizational skills
• Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in economics, or other quantitative field.
• Ability to work independently with minimal guidance
• Interest in genoeconomics
• Strong writing skills

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

Application Requirements:
  • External Application Link
Application deadline: 01/31/2020