Research Assistant
Employer: CEMFI
Location: Casado del Alisal, 5, Madrid, Madrid, 28014, Spain
Field(s) of specialization: Microeconomics
Position type(s): Research Assistant
Application deadline: 11 Jul 2019
Posting end date: 31 Jul 2019
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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 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 research assistant will be highly valued

·         Able to legally work in the European Union

 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: September 1st 2019 to May 30th 2020

·         Competitive Salary

Candidates should apply via econjobmarket before July 11th, 2019.  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.



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