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Research Associate I / Behavioral Economy

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Company :
University of California – San Diego Medical Centers

Location :
San Diego, California

Expiry Date :
Fri, 18 Dec 2020 23:59:59 GMT

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Description :
This is a part-time 50% Limited appointment for one year. This appointment may be extended or converted to career status based on funding and the needs of the department. DESCRIPTION =========== The Rady School of Management provides business education through its PhD program, Masters degree programs, undergraduate minors and courses, and executive business seminars. In addition to these educational programs, the Rady School includes the Beyster Institute, the California Institute of Innovation and Development, and the US Israel Center. The Rady School’s values are excellence, innovation, collaboration and integrity. The staff who work at the Rady School have created a highly participatory, high energy, upbeat environment where providing excellent customer service to our students and our faculty is a priority. This Resarch Associate I position works at the UCSD Rady School of Management on research studies directed by Rady Associate Professor Anya Samek. Professor Samek is a behavioral economist who has produced significant research that uses experiments to understand human behavior in the areas of philanthropy, health and early education. Among other topics, she studies how early childhood education interventions may reduce the academic achievement gap. This data-oriented position supports research that seeks to understand the long-term impact of early education on academic trajectories of disadvantaged children in the US. The majority of the duties focuses on data cleaning and data analysis, with other time spent conducting literature reviews, interfacing with school administrators to request data, and miscellaneous administrative tasks. This research impacts policy formation and promotes a culture of evidence-based decision-making. Primary responsibilities include data cleaning and analyzing data. The position will conduct literature reviews and summarize findings, uses Stata, enters data and information into spreadsheets, as well as general administrative tasks. This is a part time 20 hours/week appointment with medical insurance, remote work, and flexible schedule. * Please submit a cover letter for a complete application. QUALIFICATIONS ============== * Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Social Sciences, or related field; or, an equivalent combination of knowledge and experience. * Experience cleaning data, troubleshooting data problems using social science data. Experience analyzing data using Stata. * Formal education and experience with data collection, management and analysis principles. Experience or college coursework in research design, data collection and processing, data analysis. * Theoretical knowledge to discern and document a pattern of results, and the theoretical knowledge to analyze results and data. Experience compiling, synthesizing, and interpreting data/results. * Experience conducting thorough literature searches; experience locating and evaluating reliable, scholarly source materials * Collaboration skills, tact and diplomacy and the ability to work with a diverse group of people. The ability to take direction and apply feedback from others. * Demonstrated ability to work independently and cooperatively. Excellent attention to detail; time management skills. Prioritization skills. Experience meeting deadlines; experience working in a productive environment PREFERRED: * Experience collecting or analyzing data on a social sciences/business research project. SPECIAL CONDITIONS ================== * Job offer is contingent on clear Background Check.