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Job can be done remotely
Flexible start date. Duration: 1 year
Isis Durrmeyer www
Toulouse School of Economics www
Research Assistant (Pre-Doc)
Industrial Organization
15 Jan 2021
31 Aug 2021
31 Aug 2021

Isis Durrmeyer is looking for a pre-doctoral research fellow to work on several projects in empirical industrial organization, part of the ERC’s financed project PRIDISP.

The research assitant will be involved in all stages of research projects, in particular data management and data analysis.

The position would be ideal for a recent graduate who is interested in a first research experience before starting a PhD in Economics. The candidate must possess (at the time of starting) a Master or Bachelor degree with excellent grades in Economics and Econometrics. Candidates need experience with Stata and another statistical program (Matlab, R or Python).

Location: Toulouse, France

Education: Master (preferred) or Bachelor

Language Requirement: English (French not mandatory)

Length of Contract: 1 year

Application package: (mandatory) resume, cover letter, (optional): reference letter(s), writing sample, sample of code

Job start date: Flexible, between May and September 2021

Send application package to isis.durrmeyer@tse-fr.eu

To apply, send a message to isis.durrmeyer@tse-fr.eu. (See posting for details.)

Location of job: Job can be done remotely.
Degree required: Bachelors
Job start date: Flexible
Job duration: 1 year
Interviews: Interviews will be conducted remotely by video

Orono, United States  •  map
Starts 2021-08-27. Duration: 2 years
School of Economics www
University of Maine, Orono www
Research Assistant (Pre-Doc)
Any field
21 Oct 2020
15 Jan 2021
1 Aug 2021
1 Aug 2021

The School of Economics at the University of Maine is reviewing graduate applications for Fall 2021. We offer Master's degrees in Economics (MS and MA), Resource Economics & Policy (MS), and Financial Economics (MA). We also advise students in the MS and PhD programs in the Ecology and Environmental Science program and in the dual-degree Global Policy and Economics Master's program. High-qualified applicants are eligible for an assistantship package that includes tuition, some health insurance assistance, and a generous stipend. We have teaching and research assistantships available for a Fall 2021 start. Our graduate students gain valuable research experience on a variety of projects, they find great jobs after graduation, and some go on to pursue a Ph.D. elsewhere. While we review applications on a rolling basis, applicants interested in assistantships should submit their applications by January 15, 2021.

Learn more about the School of Economics:

To apply, visit https://umaine.edu/graduate/apply/. (See posting for details.)

Location of job: 5782 Winslow Hall, University of Maine, Orono, ME, 04469, United States (map)
Degree required: Bachelors
Job start date: 2021-08-27
Job duration: 2 years
Letters of reference required: 3

Zürich, Switzerland  •  map
Flexible start date. Duration: 1 year
Department of Economics www
University of Zurich (Universität Zürich) www
Research Assistant (Pre-Doc)
Labor; Demographic Economics  •  Health; Education; Welfare
13 Jan 2021
31 May 2021
31 May 2021

We are looking for a German-speaking, full-time research assistant to work on projects in the field of economics of child development and gender under the supervision of Prof. Anne Ardila Brenøe at the University of Zurich. Currently, ongoing projects are in the field of economics of education, health economics, and labor economics. Projects study education policy, peer effects, child health and development, gender inequality, as well as the causes and consequences of early childhood investments.

The position is based in Zurich, Switzerland, where the research assistant will join a dynamic and international team of pre-docs, Ph.D. students, and post-docs. The research assistant will mainly work on a field experiment taking place in Switzerland, but will also work on other projects. The work on the different projects may include involvement in the design and execution of field experiments, data collection through surveys, the analysis of large-scale register data, and analysis of experimental data. The appointment will be for one year and may be extended by one additional year. The annual salary is competitive.

We expect to involve the candidate in all stages of research – brainstorming, literature reviews, data analysis in Stata, data processing, data visualization, and writing. The successful candidate will contribute centrally to the data work of the projects.

Qualifications

The position would be ideal for a recent graduate who is interested in pursuing a Ph.D. in Economics or a related field. The position offers the possibility to acquire many skills necessary to conduct independent research in applied microeconomics. The candidate must possess (at the time of starting) a Master’s or Bachelor’s degree with excellent grades in Economics or another quantitative field, as well as good knowledge of Stata. Moreover, the candidate must be fluent in German.

We are looking for a person who enjoys independent problem-solving and thrives on taking high-level directional advice and then running with this advice as far as possible. The ideal candidate has a desire to understand the social world around them and possesses a thirst for answering research questions about how the social environment affects individuals.

How to Apply

Applications include a cover letter, a CV, a transcript of grades, one letter of recommendation, and a writing sample (e.g. a research paper, a bachelor or master thesis). Applications can be sent via https://econjobmarket.org/ or by email to Beatrice Manca (beatrice.manca@econ.uzh.ch). The letter of recommendation should be directly sent by your reference via email. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview. We will start reviewing the applications on March 1, 2021.

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Location of job: Schönberggasse 1, Zürich, 8001, Switzerland (map)
Degree required: Bachelors
Job start date: Flexible
Job duration: 1 year
Letters of reference required: 1
Interviews: Interviews will be conducted remotely by video
Application deadline: 31 May 2021 midnight UTC

Zurich, Switzerland  •  map
Flexible start date. Duration: 1 year
Ana Costa-Ramón www
University of Zurich (Universität Zürich) www
Research Assistant (Pre-Doc)
Various fields
Labor; Demographic Economics  •  Behavioral Economics  •  Health; Education; Welfare
19 Dec 2020
15 Jan 2021
1 Apr 2021
1 Apr 2021

– Pre-Doctoral Fellow –
Full-Time Research Assistant in Economics of Child and Youth Development

We are looking for multiple full-time research assistants to work on projects in the field of economics of child and youth development under the supervision of Teodora Boneva, Ana Costa-Ramón, and Ulf Zölitz at the University of Zurich. Currently, ongoing projects are in the field of behavioral economics, health economics, labor economics, and economics of education. Projects study education policy, peer effects, child health and development, gender inequality, as well as the causes and consequences of early childhood investments.

The position is based in Zurich, Switzerland, where the research assistant will join a dynamic and interdisciplinary team of international pre-docs, Ph.D. students, and post-docs. The research assistant will work on different projects that may involve data collection through surveys, the analysis of large-scale register data, analysis of experimental data, and involvement in the design and execution of field experiments. The appointment will be for one year and may be extended by one additional year. The annual salary is competitive.

We expect to involve the candidate in all stages of research – brainstorming, literature reviews, data analysis in Stata, data processing, data visualization, and writing. The successful candidate will contribute centrally to the data work of the projects.

Qualifications

The position would be ideal for a recent graduate who is interested in pursuing a Ph.D. in Economics or a related field. The position offers the possibility to acquire many skills necessary to conduct independent research in applied microeconomics. The candidate must possess (at the time of starting) a Master’s or Bachelor’s degree with excellent grades in Economics or another quantitative field, as well as good knowledge of Stata.

We are looking for a person who enjoys independent problem-solving and thrives on taking high-level directional advice and then running with this advice as far as possible. The ideal candidate has a desire to understand the social world around them and possesses a thirst for answering research questions about how the social environment affects individuals.

How to Apply

Applications include a cover letter, a CV, a transcript of grades, one letter of recommendation, and a writing sample (optional). Applications can be sent via this platform or by email to Ana Brás (ana.brasmonteiro@econ.uzh.ch). Writing samples are optional and can for example be a research paper, a bachelor or master thesis. The letter of recommendation should be directly sent by your reference via email. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview. We will start reviewing the applications on January 15, 2021.

To apply for this position, log in and choose your Applicant role (or, if you have no account, create one).
Location of job: Schönberggasse 1, Zurich, Zurich, 8001, Switzerland (map)
Degree required: Bachelors
Job start date: Flexible
Job duration: 1 year
Letters of reference required: 1
Application deadline: 1 Apr 2021 midnight UTC

Bielefeld, Germany  •  map
Starts 2021-09-01. Duration: 3 years
Manuel Foerster www
Bielefeld University (Universität Bielefeld) www
Research Assistant (Pre-Doc)
Various fields
Microeconomics  •  Theory  •  Behavioral Economics
19 Jan 2021
24 Feb 2021
24 Feb 2021

Your Tasks

  • research within a German Research Foundation (DFG) funded project on Economic Theory and Game Theory, in particular on strategic communication, ambiguity and networks (90 %)
  • support in the organization of the project (3%)
  • support of teaching activities in the area of Economic Theory and Game Theory, including grading assistance and supervision of seminar papers and theses (7 %)

Your Profile

We expect

  • completed relevant scientific degree (e. g. Master or Diploma) in Economics, Mathematical Economics, Mathematics or a related field (with good success)
  • good knowledge of English (oral and written)
  • ability to work independently, self-sufficiently and enthusiastically
  • strong organization and coordination ability
  • ability to work in teams and cooperate with others

Preferable qualifications

  • previous knowledge in one or more of the following topics: strategic communication, ambiguity, networks, non-cooperative game theory
  • intention to pursue a doctoral degree in one of the named topics (enrollment and active participation in the Bielefeld Graduate School of Economics and Management is preferred for this position)

Remuneration

Salary will be paid according to Remuneration level 13 of the Wage Agreement for Public Service in the Federal States (TV-L). As stipulated in §2 (1) sentence 1 of the WissZeitVG(fixed-term employment), the contract will end after three years. In accordance with the provisions of the WissZeitVGand the Agreement on Satisfactory Conditions of Employment, the length of contract may differ in individual cases. The employment is designed to encourage further academic qualification. The position is advertised as 75 % part-time job. In individual cases, this percentage may be reduced on request, as long as this does not conflict with official needs.
Bielefeld University is particularly committed to equal opportunities and the career development of its employees. It offers attractive internal and external training and further training programmes. Employees have the opportunity to use a variety of health, counselling, and prevention programmes. Bielefeld University places great importance on a work-family balance for all its employees.

Application Procedure

For full consideration, your application should be received via either post (see postal address below) or email (a single PDF) document sent to imw@uni-bielefeld.de by February 24th, 2021. Please mark your application with the identification code: wiss21007.

Please do not use application portfolios and send only photocopies of original documents because all application materials will be destroyed at the end of the selection procedure. Further information on Bielefeld University can be found on our homepage at www.uni-bielefeld.de. Please note that the possibility of privacy breaches and unauthorized access by third parties cannot be excluded when communicating via unencrypted e-mail. Information on the processing of personal data is available https://www.uni-bielefeld.de/Universitaet/Aktuelles/Stellenausschreibungen/2019\_DS-Hinweise\_englisch.pdf.

Postal Address
Universität Bielefeld
Fakultät für Wirtschaftswissenschaften/IMW
Frau Bettina Buiwitt-RobsonP.O. Box: 10 01 31
33501 Bielefeld
Germany

Contact
Name: Jun.-Prof. Manuel Förster
Phone: +49 521 106-2573
Email: manuel.foerster@uni-bielefeld.de

To apply, send a message to imw@uni-bielefeld.de. (See posting for details.)

Location of job: Universitätsstraße 25, Bielefeld, NRW, 33615, Germany (map)
Degree required: Masters
Job start date: 2021-09-01
Job duration: 3 years
Interviews: Interviews will be conducted remotely by video starting March, 2021.

St. Louis, United States  •  map
Starts 2021-06-01.
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis www
Research Assistant  •  Research Assistant (Pre-Doc)
Any field
2 Dec 2020
15 Jan 2021
31 Jan 2021
31 Jan 2021

The St. Louis Fed hires several Research Associates each year. We begin accepting applications in September 2020. For this round we will hold interviews in January and February, and extend offers on a rolling basis for start dates in the Spring/Summer of 2021.

Visit https://research.stlouisfed.org/RAjobs/ for a detailed overview of the RA position.

What are the day-to-day activities?

  • Perform statistical, econometric, computational and analytical research that economists can use for publication in academic journals.
  • Utilize statistical packages such as Stata, SAS, R, Matlab, Fortran, Python and C++.
  • Collect, organize and interpret economic and financial data.
  • Review academic journals, market sources and government reports.
  • Write short articles or assist economists in developing short articles and presentations on current economic and financial conditions and policy issues.
  • Attend to additional assignments, including gathering and organizing survey data and anecdotal information and summarizing economic data for the Beige Book.

Qualifications

  • A GPA of 3.5 or above
  • Bachelor’s degree economics, econometrics, or quantitative economics
  • Strong background in mathematics and statistics, including coursework in Calculus II, Econometrics, Linear Algebra, and Differential equations
  • Previous economic research experience, such as undergraduate research assistant, research-related internship or independent research project.

How to Apply

Interested applicants must submit the documents requested below:

NOTE: Applications will not be considered without all of these materials.

For questions or concerns, contact: ra.recruiting@stls.frb.org

Ranked as a Top Workplace, the Federal Reserve Bank of St Louis is committed to building an inclusive workplace, where employees’ diversity—in age, gender, race and ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, as well as cultural traditions, religion, life experiences, education and socioeconomic backgrounds—are recognized as a strength. Embracing our diversity encourages employees to bring their valued perspectives to the table when generating ideas and solving problems and promotes an environment where innovation and excellence thrive. Learn more about the Bank and its culture; check out our Careers Site.

 

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Location of job: 1 Federal Reserve Bank Plaza, St. Louis, Mo, 63102, United States (map)
Degree required: Bachelors
Job start date: 2021-06-01
Job duration: Continuing/permanent
Interviews: Interviews will be conducted remotely by video starting January, 2021.
Application deadline: 31 Jan 2021 midnight UTC

Job can be done remotely
Flexible start date. Duration: 8 months
Ragan Petrie www
Texas A&M University, College Station www
Research Assistant  •  Research Assistant (Pre-Doc)
Various fields
Econometrics  •  Experimental Economics  •  Labor; Demographic Economics  •  Microeconomics  •  Public Economics  •  Behavioral Economics  •  Computational Economics  •  Decision Sciences
12 Dec 2020
31 Jan 2021
31 Jan 2021

Research Assistants Needed

Professors Marco Castillo and Ragan Petrie, Department of Economics, Texas A&M University, are looking for one or more highly-skilled and motivated individuals to work as part-time research assistants (RAs) in their research group. The person(s) hired will work with Professors Castillo and Petrie and other members of their group on a variety of behavioral and experimental projects related to the economics of charitable giving, the economic preferences of children and data collection using behavioral and experimental methods. This is an ideal position for someone interested in preparing for a Ph.D. in economics or public policy.

The ideal candidate will have

• a bachelor’s degree in economics, public policy, political science, statistics, or computer science

• strong programming skills

• strong organizational skills and attention to detail

• strong written and oral communication skills

• the ability to work independently to solve problems

• a long-term interest in pursuing analytic work in economics and public policy

Most programming work will be done in Stata. Knowledge of MATLAB is a plus, but not required. Candidates with demonstrated programming experience in other languages and a willingness to learn Stata are welcome to apply.

This is a contract-based position, with hourly pay commensurate with experience. Hours are flexible, up to 30 hours/week, and the person hired can work remotely. Start date is also flexible, ideally in December 2020 or January 2021.

If interested, please complete this online application: https://bit.ly/2L4Y9v7

Please also email your resume/CV to cfxtamu@gmail.com.

We will review applications on a rolling basis through Jan 31, 2021

To apply, visit https://bit.ly/2L4Y9v7. (See posting for details.)

Location of job: Job can be done remotely.
Degree required: Bachelors
Job start date: Flexible
Job duration: 8 months
Interviews: Interviews will be conducted remotely by video

* The date by which applications should be submitted to be given full consideration by the recruiter (e.g. the date the recruiter will start reviewing applications and selecting candidates for interview).