JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

August 1, 2020 - January 31, 2021

Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL)

J-PAL Postdoctoral Associate

JOE ID Number: 2020-02_111465980
Date Posted: 11/11/2020
Position Title/Short Description
Title: J-PAL Postdoctoral Associate
Section: US: Other Academic (Visiting or Temporary)
Locations: UNITED STATES
INDONESIA
INDIA
FRANCE
CHILE
SOUTH AFRICA
EGYPT
JEL Classifications:
O0 -- General
O1 -- Economic Development
Keywords:
Postdoctoral
Poverty
Development Economics
RCTs
Randomized Controlled Trials
Global
Full Text of JOE Listing:

J-PAL is looking to hire one or more Postdoctoral Associates for two years to conduct research using randomized evaluations to reduce poverty. J-PAL works in ten sectors, including agriculture, education, health, and more.

The post-doc will work with J-PAL affiliated researchers and stakeholders to help synthesize evidence, identify knowledge gaps, and help develop learning agendas for new initiatives. Approximately an equal share of the postdoc's research efforts will be devoted to J-PAL sector and initiative-related projects and to independent research projects. The postdoc will join a cohort of 3-5 other postdocs from J-PAL’s sectors and initiatives. The post doc will be eligible to apply for funding from J-PAL’s research initiatives.

The position offers the opportunity to join a research partnership with a strong track record of high-quality publication and policy impact; is likely to lead to several co-authored papers; and is designed to help the selected candidate launch a successful academic career with a strong research pipeline.

A full job description is located on our website: https://www.povertyactionlab.org/careers/postdoctoral-associate-j-pal-global-103453

Application Requirements:
  • Letters of Reference
  • CV
  • Cover Letter
  • Job Market Paper
Application deadline: 12/01/2020
Reference Instructions:
Shortlisted candidates will be required to submit at least three reference letters that should address the candidate’s ability to carry out their proposed research.