JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

February 1, 2022 - July 31, 2022

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab
Department of Economics
Research Manager - J-PAL Global

JOE ID Number: 2022-01_111468927
Date Posted: 02/08/2022
Date Inactive: 03/22/2022
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Research Manager - J-PAL Global
Section: Full-Time Nonacademic
Location: Cambridge , Massachusetts, UNITED STATES
JEL Classification: O -- Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth
Development economics
International development
Capacity building

Status Update: Listing has been Removed
Full Text of JOE Listing:

J-PAL’s Global office at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, MA, is recruiting a Research Manager as part of J-PAL’s Research, Education, and Training (RET) team.

The research manager will work closely with J-PAL’s regional offices to expand and assess J-PAL’s activities to grow and diversify its researcher pipeline. They will also support J-PAL’s capacity building work through developing written resources for early career researchers, technical learning series for internal staff, preparing and teaching sessions at J-PAL’s annual research staff trainings, and more.

The research manager is expected to bring in a combination of strong technical skills and field experience and be passionate about expanding access to high quality economics training.

This position offers the opportunity to travel domestically and internationally to liaise with J-PAL’s regional offices, lead trainings on location, and attend courses and conferences on relevant topics. The selected candidate will have the chance to work with J-PAL affiliated researchers, external stakeholders, and J-PAL regional offices to promote evidence-informed policy around the globe and increase diversity in the economics discipline.

Please note: This position does not have time allocated for independent research.

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Application Requirements:
  • External Application URL and Instructions Below
Application deadline: 03/31/2022
Application Instructions:
Submit a short application via MIT’s human resources system. Visit, search for job ID 20522 (Research Manager) and complete an application. Please submit:

Cover letter

We will review applications on a rolling basis. Applications will be accepted until March 1, 2022. Short-listed applicants will be asked to complete a writing and technical exercise. Finalists will be called for an in-person or virtual interview. Due to the volume of applications we receive, we will not be able to follow up individually with all applicants. For applicants who successfully advance to the next stage, we will request references whom we can contact to learn more about you and your suitability for this role.

Please note: This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship.