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Massachusetts Institute of Technology Pre-Doctoral Research Fellow in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Pre-Doctoral Research Fellow

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Working at MIT offers opportunities, an environment, a culture – and benefits – that just aren’t found together anywhere else. If you’re curious, motivated, want to be part of a unique community, and help shape the future – then take a look at this opportunity.

PRE-DOCTORAL RESEARCH FELLOW, Economics (2 positions), to join the research team of Professor Amy Finkelstein. Responsibilities include working with data sets, cleaning and running checks to spot errors, and generally preparing data for analysis; assisting with onboarding new staff and maintaining project documentation; and assisting with literature reviews, new and renewal institutional review board applications, and preparation of academic papers.

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: two years of research experience (may include research experience gained as an undergraduate, a bachelor’s degree, strong quantitative background and computer skills including programming experience, and ability to work independently. Research assistant experience strongly preferred, with a background in economics welcomed. Candidates with strong technical backgrounds looking for more exposure to economics are welcome. The position is ideal for someone interested in pursuing a Ph.D. in economics. Job #17845 Online application via the MIT website, should include (in one document) the following: cover letter with a brief description of experience as an RA and any independent research; description of familiarity with statistical and computer packages; names of two references and their contact information (one must be someone you have worked for as an RA); current CV; transcript; condensed transcript; written list of classes in economics, mathematics, statistics, or computer science (including course name, date taken, school, and the main textbook(s) used in the course); courses currently taking; and date available to start work. In addition, please complete an online form at Two references must send letter of recommendation to the attention of Professor Finkelstein at Appointment will begin in summer or fall 2020, with a two-year commitment being ideal. 8/12/19

MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin.