Research Assistant Job Search
Advertiser: CEMFI
Field(s) of specialization: Microeconomics
Position type(s): Research Assistant
Location of job: CASADO DEL ALISAL, 5, Madrid, Madrid, 28014, Spain
Job start date: Flexible
Job duration: Continuing/permanent
Current search status: Position filled
Posting end date: 10 Dec 2018 (check the ad text for information about the application deadline)
Ad text:

Research Assistant Job Search

For Project: Leaders, Ideology, and Collective Action

 CEMFI invites application for one research assistant position to work in the project  “Leaders, Ideology, and Collective Action”. Candidates should have a Bachelors or Master in Economics or related disciplines, prior experience with data analysis, and a strong interest in research in applied microeconomics. The Principal Investigator of the project is Professor Monica Martinez-Bravo ( The position will be based at CEMFI, in Madrid, one of the leading graduate schools in Economics in Europe.

Research Assistant Roles and Responsibilities:

·       Coordinating data collection from different administrative datasets.

·        Managing all aspects related to outsourcing tasks to data-entry companies and freelancers.

·         Doing basic data-entry.

·         Quality testing of primary data collection.

·         Cleaning datasets and conducting basic statistic and econometric analysis.

·         Assisting the principal investigator in other aspects of the project.

Desired Qualifications and Experience:

·         Bachelor's or Master's degree in economics, social sciences, mathematics, statistics, public policy, or related fields.

·         Excellent management and organizational skills.

·         Meticulous, organized and detailed oriented.

·         Strong quantitative skills.

·         Excellent knowledge of Excel and Stata.

·         Flexible, self-motivating, independent and able to manage multiple tasks efficiently.

·         Proficient in English.

·         Strong interests in academic research.

·         Previous experience as a research assistant will be highly valued


Job conditions:

·         Full-time position. Preferably someone that can work flexible hours.

·         The job will be based in CEMFI in Madrid, but working from other locations can be considered.

·         Duration: Up to 11 months, starting in January 1st 2019.

·         Competitive Salary



Candidates should apply via econjobmarket before December 10, 2018.  Candidates should submit a curriculum vitae; a short statement of purpose describing reasons for interest in this position and future career plans; contact details of two recommenders (recommendations would only be solicited for finalists); transcript from bachelors or masters; and writing sample (undergraduate or master thesis) if available. 

Submission materials required
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Research statement
  • Contact information for references
  • Graduation certificate
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