Duke University, Economics

Position ID:Duke-Econ-FIELDAR1 [#19724, 1420]
Position Title: Associate in Research
Position Type:Other
Position Location:Durham, North Carolina 27708, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Economics / data analysis
Appl Deadline: finished (2021/09/23, finished 2022/09/24)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer accepted. ***

Job Title: Associate in Research Length of Commitment: 12 months (renewable) Language Requirement: None Occupational Summary: The Associate in Research (“RA”) will work with Professor Erica Field, and co-PIs on applied micro-economic development research directed at informing public policy in low-income countries. The RA’s primary duties include data cleaning and management, as well as assisting with statistical and econometric analysis on a variety of international projects. They will also participate in the design and implementation of survey instruments used to collect data from field projects. In ensuring quality fieldwork, they will act as liaisons between the field team and the PIs. They will be expected to assist with drafting initial results, reports for funders and other stakeholders, conference presentations, and research papers. The RA will occasionally help with composition of grant proposal preparation and other related documents. When needed, the RA will travel to the field to help launch and manage field projects, as well as to familiarize themselves with these projects. They will be selected based on their demonstrated interest in development economics, which may include coursework, research projects, or past research assistant positions in this field. The RA position typically lasts one year, during which the RA will work alongside the PIs in developing their own research interests and expertise in development economics. Work Performed: Data cleaning and management (30% effort) Statistical and Econometric analysis (20% effort) Research support, preparation of manuscripts and related documents (20% effort) Fieldwork, management of field activities and operations (30% effort)

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE Qualifying candidates will be graduates of well-regarded undergraduate or masters programs in economics and related fields, as well as: • Proficiency in programming with STATA • Strong quantitative and statistical skills • Significant coursework and experience in economics, statistics, public policy and international development. • Excellent organizational, communication, and writing skills • Prior research experience preferred • Graduate level coursework is a plus • Strong interest in international development policy and research • Flexible, self-motivating, able to manage multiple tasks efficiently, and a team player. • Proven ability to handle several different projects/tasks at one time, successfully complete tasks assigned, and meet deadlines. A willingness to work hard, be self-motivated and learn will be essential for doing well in this position. Experience in managing teams and interacting with institutional partners strongly desired. • Experience in conducting field research in developing countries with a background in randomized evaluations is a plus. • Willingness to travel internationally.

Applicants are encouraged to apply to this position as well as job listing #19706 #19585 #19724

Applications are being reviewed on a rolling basis; please apply as soon as possible for full consideration. The start date of the position is flexible according to the availability of the selected candidate.

Duke provides Visa sponsorship for chosen applicant.

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Economics Dept
419 Chapel Dr.
Durham, NC 27708
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