JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

August 1, 2021 - January 31, 2022

Facebook, Core Data Science

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Research Scientist

JOE ID Number: 2021-02_111468450
Date Posted: 11/15/2021
Date Inactive: 01/31/2022
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Research Scientist
Section: Full-Time Nonacademic
JEL Classification: 00 -- 00 - Default: Any Field
economics and technology
economics of digitization
experimentation and causal inference
machine learning
Full Text of JOE Listing:

Facebook is seeking exceptional researchers to join the Core Data Science team. Our economists conduct applied research in experimental design and causal inference, pricing and market design, networks and peer effects, advertising, and the economics of digitization and technology. Economists at Facebook drive high-level company strategy, develop methodologies, design and prototype solutions, improve our products, and inform best practices in empirical work throughout the company.

The ideal candidate will have a track record of outstanding empirical research and interest in economic policy. A background in industrial organization, applied microeconomics, econometrics or related fields is advantageous but, more importantly, the candidate should have the ability to solve difficult empirical problems of a more general nature.

Ph.D. in Economics or related field, and Ph.D. candidates graduating in 2022.
Strong portfolio of applied research.
Interest in working in a highly interdisciplinary environment, with other social scientists, computer scientists, statisticians and engineers.
Ability to communicate and visualize complex quantitative analysis in a clear and actionable manner.
Strong statistics background including fluency with analysis tools such as R.

Fluency with a scripting language such as Python, or previous software engineering experience.
Proficiency with common machine learning algorithms.
Experience with SQL and Unix fundamentals.

Application Requirements:
  • Letters of Reference
  • Job Market Paper
  • Cover Letter
  • CV
Application deadline: 01/31/2022
  • Application Deadline Has Passed