JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

August 1, 2020 - January 31, 2021

Facebook Inc.

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Economics and Policy Research
Research Scientist

JOE ID Number: 2020-02_111465984
Date Posted: 11/11/2020
Date Inactive: 01/31/2021
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Research Scientist
Section: Full-Time Nonacademic
Locations: Menlo Park, California, UNITED STATES
Seattle, Washington, UNITED STATES
District of Columbia, UNITED STATES
New York, New York, UNITED STATES
JEL Classification: 00 -- 00 - Default: Any Field
Economics, Policy, Academic Research, Social Media, Platforms, Industrial Organization, IO, Digital Advertising.
Full Text of JOE Listing:

The Economics and Policy Research Team at Facebook is looking for Ph.D. economists to join our team. Individuals from all subfields are welcome to apply, but we are especially interested in those with an empirical background in industrial organization, labor economics, or public economics.

Individuals on this team will perform two roles. One is to author novel academic research on policy-relevant questions for Facebook; the other is to conduct longer term research on topics of special interest to company leadership.

The academic research will be done in collaboration with top tier external researchers, with the aim of both guiding the company’s decision-making on key strategic questions and contributing to the broader literature. The research on topics of special interest to Facebook’s leadership will vary in subject matter but will generally focus on areas around digital advertising and the effects of social media on society. Individuals in this role are expected to be exceptional, self-driven researchers with an ability to not only identify critical questions, but also work across teams and backgrounds to execute.

Research Scientist, Policy Analysis Responsibilities
-Shape research agendas and drive projects from end-to-end
-Help manage large-scale projects involving many stakeholders from different backgrounds
-Deliver insights and recommendations clearly to relevant, non-technical audiences

Minimum Qualifications
-Ph.D. in economics
-Experience in coding background (e.g., in R, Stata, MATLAB, SQL)

Preferred Qualifications
-Experience in either tech or economics-related field

Open to all U.S. offices.

Application Requirements:
  • Letters of Reference
  • Job Market Paper
  • Cover Letter
  • CV
Application deadline: 01/31/2021
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