Research Assistant / Pre-Doc
Advertiser: CEMFI
Field(s) of specialization: Any field
Position type(s): Research Assistant (Pre-Doc)
Location of job: Casado del Alisal, 5, Madrid, Madrid, 28014, Spain
Degree required: Masters
Job start date: Flexible
Job duration: 2 years
Letters of reference required: 2
Current search status: Position filled
Posting end date: 23 Apr 2023
Ad text:

CEMFI invites application for one or two research assistant position to work in the project “Political Trust in Crisis: Determinants and Solutions". The positions are funded by the European Research Council Consolidator Grant POLTRUSTLAB, whose PI is Professor Monica Martinez-Bravo.

Research Assistant Roles and Responsibilities:

• Assisting survey design and data collection.

• Cleaning datasets and conducting basic statistic and econometric analysis.

• Conducting literature review and summary of political background in different countries.

• 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. Knowledge of python, GIS and R also valued.

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

• Proficient in English. Knowledge of Spanish is valued, although not required.

• 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.

• The job will be based in CEMFI in Madrid.

• Duration: From as soon as possible to May 30th 2025

• Salary: 31,500 €/year gross remuneration

CEMFI is one of the leading Graduate Schools in Europe. We offer highly selective Master and PhD programs in Economics and Finance. All our research and teaching activities are done in English. Our faculty conduct research subject to the highest international standards.

CEMFI recognizes the positive value of diversity and particularly encourages applications from women and candidates with underrepresented demographics regarding disability, gender identity, race, religion, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, or other characteristics.

Candidates should apply via They should submit a cover letter describing their interest to participate in the POLTRUSTLAB project, a curriculum vitae, research paper or writing sample, and two reference letters. Application deadline: 10 April 2023.

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