Research Assistant/Intern - VSE 2020
Advertiser: Economics, University of British Columbia
Location: Vancouver School of Economics, 6000 Iona Dr, Vancouver, BC, V6T1L4, Canada (map)
Field(s) of specialization: Any field
Position type(s): Research Assistant
Target date for applications: 15 Apr 2020
Application deadline: 15 May 2020 (accepting applications)
Posting end date: 30 Jun 2020
Ad text:

Job Description: Full-Time Research Assistant/Pre-doc/Interns

Location: Vancouver School of Economics (VSE), University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver

No. of Positions: 3

Deadline for Full Consideration: April 15, 2020*

Deadline for Application Submission: May 15, 2020 (may be extended)

We are looking for three highly skilled and motivated individuals to work as full-time research assistants/interns for a period of one year, which in some cases could be further extended to 2 years with various faculty members affiliated with Centre for Innovative data in Economics Research, VSE, UBC. The appointment would start in May 2020. The job will entail close collaboration with all stages of the research process on a number of new and ongoing empirical projects in the fields of labor, urban, political economy, macro, environment, development, and applied microeconomics.

These positions offer the opportunity to gain exposure to and training in a broad set of economic research topics and approaches including data-intensive methods which will be helpful in pursuing a PhD in economics, finance, and related fields. The chosen candidate will also gain valuable experience analyzing large data sets and working with programs such as Stata, R and GIS; and, for some of the positions, implementing computational models in Matlab, Julia, or Python.

The ideal candidate should: (i) have completed a 4-year undergraduate degree in Economics from a top ranked college or university; (ii) have a strong quantitative background; (iii) have programming experience;(iv) be able to work independently and within team to solve problems; and (v) be planning to pursue a PhD in Economics or a related field.

For one of the three positions, we will encourage applicants interested in moving to economics from an undergraduate degree in mathematics, statistics, computer science and other mathematically intensive fields. Strong open-source software skills are essential for that position.

If interested, please prepare a:

· CV

· Transcripts

· Separate survey on technical background:

· (Optional) References from Research Faculty at other institutions

· (Optional) Brief cover letter briefly describing your academic career, research interests and future goals.

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* We are hiring for 3 positions. The current deadline will be extended if necessary and we will continue to accept applications until we have filled the positions. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and you are encouraged to apply early for full consideration. If the ad is still up we are still accepting applications.

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