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August 1, 2020 - January 31, 2021

Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL)

J-PAL Postdoctoral Associate, Training

JOE ID Number: 2020-02_111465999
Date Posted: 11/11/2020
Position Title/Short Description
Title: J-PAL Postdoctoral Associate, Training
Section: US: Other Academic (Visiting or Temporary)
Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts, UNITED STATES
JEL Classifications:
O0 -- General
O1 -- Economic Development
Keywords:
Postdoctoral
Poverty
Development Economics
Training
RCTs
Randomized Controlled Trials
Global
Capacity Building
Teaching
Full Text of JOE Listing:

J-PAL’s Research, Education and Training (RET) group is looking to hire a Postdoctoral Associate who is interested in supporting the expansion of J-PAL’s training and capacity building portfolio and conducting their own research using randomized evaluations to reduce poverty.

J-PAL’s training activities focus on introducing policymakers to randomized evaluation methods; building data analysis and field research skills of evaluation specialists, researchers, and research staff at J-PAL and its partner organizations; and hosting training workshops for practitioners on topics including how and when to conduct randomized evaluations, generalizing insights across setting, and applying evidence to inform policy. The Postdoctoral Associate will work under the supervision of RET Co-Chairs Shawn Cole (Harvard Business School) and William Parienté (Université Catholique de Louvain) and collaborate with J-PAL Manager and Associate-level staff as part of the the RET group at Global, and closely with J-PAL Training staff based in Regional Offices in Chile, Egypt, France, India, Indonesia, South Africa, and the United States. Responsibilities include teaching, developing new courses and improving current courses, and supporting training portfolio strategy and collaboration with J-PAL Regional Offices. The Postdoctoral Associate may spend up to 50 percent of her/his time on independent research.

Application Requirements:
  • CV
  • Cover Letter
  • Job Market Paper
  • Letters of Reference
Application deadline: 12/15/2020
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.