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Princeton University

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Princeton, New Jersey

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Tue, 15 Jun 2021 23:59:59 GMT

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Overview The Princeton Program in Public Economics has an opening for a full-time pre-doctoral fellow (Senior Research Specialist). The position involves responsibilities that serve as excellent preparation for Ph.D. programs in economics, including data processing and analysis, survey design, simulation techniques, literature reviews, and presentations. The Research fellow will work with Professors Henrik Kleven and Ilyana Kuziemko, along with their co-authors, on topics such as income and wealth inequality, gender inequality, intergenerational mobility, preferences for redistribution, and the analysis of tax and social insurance policies. The candidate will have an opportunity to take one graduate or undergraduate course per semester. This is a one-year position with the possibility of renewal for a second year. The end date is dependent on the start date, which may vary, but will likely be during the Summer or early Fall of 2021. The position is based in Princeton, NJ, though some RAs live in the metropolitan area and work remotely for part of the week. Responsibilities – Data processing and analysis – Survey design – Simulation techniques – Literature reviews – Presentations Qualifications – A Bachelors or Masters degree in Economics, Math, Computer Science, or Statistics, or significant advanced coursework in these areas. – Excellent research and writing skills. – Knowledge of statistics/econometrics. – Knowledge of statistical programming, particularly STATA. Experience with programs such as SAS, Matlab, and Python is also desirable. – Knowledge of standard internet tools and HTML is desirable. Familiarity with standard social science data sources is desirable. The application process entails two main stages. For the first stage, please send a cover letter, transcript, CV and a list of three references. For shortlisted candidates, the second stage involves a coding exercise and an interview. Address all queries to: . Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW Standard Weekly Hours 36.25 Eligible for Overtime No Benefits Eligible Yes Essential Services Personnel (see policy for detail) No Estimated Appointment End Date 6/1/2022 Physical Capacity Exam Required No Valid Drivers License Required No #LI-NC1