Research Assistant (Pre-Doc)
Advertiser: CEMFI
Field(s) of specialization: Labor; Demographic Economics
Position type(s): Research Assistant (Pre-Doc)
Location of job: Casado del Alisal 5, Madrid, Madrid, 28014, Spain (map)
Degree required: Masters
Job start date: 2021-09-01
Job duration: 1 year
Letters of reference required: 2
Current search status: Position filled
Posting end date: 1 Jul 2021
Ad text:

CEMFI invites application for one research assistant position to work in the project “The Labor Market Returns to Dual Vocational Education”. Candidates should have a Master’s degree in economics or be about to obtain one, prior experience with data analysis, and a strong interest in research in labor economics. The Principal Investigator of the project is Professor Samuel Bentolila ( The position will be based at CEMFI, in Madrid, one of the leading graduate schools in economics in Europe.

Research Assistant Roles and Responsibilities:

· Cleaning datasets and conducting basic statistic and econometric analysis.

· Assisting the principal investigator and his team in other aspects of the project.

Desired Qualifications and Experience:

· Master's degree in economics, mathematics, statistics, data science, or related fields. Candidates who are about to obtain one of these degrees are also eligible.

· Meticulous, organized, and detailed oriented.

· Strong quantitative skills.

· Excellent knowledge of Stata. Knowledge of R will also be valued.

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

· Proficient in English.

· Strong interest 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 who can work flexible hours.

· The job will be based in CEMFI in Madrid, but working from Barcelona may be required during part of the project.

· Duration: 1 September 2021 to 31 August 2022. It may be extended to the end of 2022.

· Salary: 30.000 €/year, gross remuneration.

Candidates should apply via econjobmarket before 30 June 2021. Candidates should submit: (a) curriculum vitae; (b) short statement of purpose describing reasons for interest in this position and future career plans; (c) two letters of reference; (d) transcripts from master degree; and (e) writing sample if available (e.g. master thesis).

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