Profs. Heather Sarsons (Chicago Booth), Sara Lowes (UC San Diego), and Raissa Fabregas (UT Austin) are looking for a PhD student with a strong background in data analysis to work as a part-time Research Assistant on a project focused on gender disparities and anti-social behavior in the labor market. The project will use data from the German Federal Employment Agency at the Institute for Employment Research (IAB), which requires on-site access in one of the following areas: Berlin, Vancouver or Ann Arbor. We are currently only considering candidates based in one of those locations.
We are looking for a candidate who can start in the Spring 2021 semester. Depending on start date, commitment may vary from at least 6 months up to one year (possibly longer, depending on mutual interest). Must be available to work for roughly 5-10 hours per week but there is flexibility on how to allocate hours.
Roles and Responsibilities:
- Conduct data analysis using Stata
- Organize and prepare do-files
- Conduct literature reviews
- Coordinate and prepare research permits
- Directly report to and work together with PIs on all of the above-mentioned activities
Desired qualifications and Experience:
- An ongoing PhD degree in economics (or similar background with quantitative focus)
- Hands on experience on working with micro data and excellent knowledge of applied econometric methods
- Excellent academic record
- Knowledge of Stata (required) and Latex (required)
- Strong organizational skills, excellent written and verbal communication skills in English
- Experience accessing and managing data from the German Federal Employment Agency at the Institute for Employment Research is a strong plus
How to Apply
Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org following these instructions:
- In the subject line: Research Associate Position – Followed by your name
- Please attach your CV and a short cover letter noting:
- Why are you interested in this position
- When would you be able to start, and until when can you commit to work for this project
Please clarify time availability. Example: “I can commit to work 10 hours a week starting in March 2021”
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