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Economics Research Specialist

Employer
Dartmouth College
Location
New Hampshire, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Start date
Dec 4, 2023

Job Details


Position Details

Position Information

Posting date

09/26/2023

Closing date

Open Until Filled

Yes

Position Number

1126864

Position Title

Economics Research Specialist

Department this Position Reports to

Economics

Hiring Range Minimum

$25.54 hr

Hiring Range Maximum

$31.92 hr

Union Type

Not a Union Position

SEIU Level

Not an SEIU Position

FLSA Status

Non-Exempt

Employment Category

Regular Part time w/end date

Scheduled Months per Year

12

Scheduled Hours per Week

35

Schedule

TBD .

Location of Position

Hanover, NH

Remote Work Eligibility?

Remote eligible

Is this a term position?

Yes

If yes, length of term in months.

26

Is this a grant funded position?

No

Position Purpose

To collaborate with and independently support faculty with all stages of qualitative and quantitative research related to economics and economic policy, including (i) programming to construct and validate data, undertake descriptive and econometric analyses, and estimate economic models; and (ii) communication of qualitative and quantitative research in writing, including internal write-ups as well as assistance drafting and editing papers for publication.

Description

The position can be located at Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH, or can potentially be remote. If you are physically located at Dartmouth, the position includes the option of enrolling in one Dartmouth undergraduate course each year, and the option of attending seminars in the economics department at Dartmouth.

Required Qualifications - Education and Yrs Exp

Bachelors or equivalent combination of education and experience

Required Qualifications - Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

· Previous programming experience (in languages such as R, Matlab, Python, or Stata), as gained through past coursework, past independent research, past work experience, or past research experience
· Demonstrated interest and enthusiasm in applying programming experience to economic research and economic policy work
· Demonstrated ability to work well independently
· Attention to detail
· Excellent problem-solving skills
· Creativity
· Excellent writing and oral communication skills

Preferred Qualifications

· A long-term interest in pursuing research related to economics and economic policy
· For a subset of projects whose work blends qualitative and quantitative research, the ideal candidate should not only have skills and interest in constructing and analysing data but also in undertaking qualitative, institutional, and historical work needed to interpret the data in context
· For a subset of projects whose work is more technically oriented, the ideal candidate should have a strong mathematical background (including multivariate calculus and linear algebra, with knowledge of higher-level math coursework such as graph theory and differential equations)
· An interest in pursuing a PhD in Economics

Department Contact for Recruitment Inquiries

Heidi Williams

Department Contact Phone Number

617-669-0577

Department Contact for Cover Letter and Title

Heidi Williams, Professor

Department Contact's Phone Number

617-669-0577

Equal Opportunity Employer

Dartmouth College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, marital status, or any other legally protected status. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged.

Background Check

Employment in this position is contingent upon consent to and successful completion of a pre-employment background check, which may include a criminal background check, reference checks, verification of work history, conduct review, and verification of any required academic credentials, licenses, and/or certifications, with results acceptable to Dartmouth College. A criminal conviction will not automatically disqualify an applicant from employment. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

Is driving a vehicle (e.g. Dartmouth vehicle or off road vehicle, rental car, personal car) an essential function of this job?

Not an essential function

Special Instructions to Applicants

This position is a 26-month term position.

Dartmouth College has a Tobacco-Free Policy. Smoking and the use of tobacco-based products (including smokeless tobacco) are prohibited in all facilities, grounds, vehicles or other areas owned, operated or occupied by Dartmouth College with no exceptions. For details, please see our policy. https://policies.dartmouth.edu/policy/tobacco-free-policy


Additional Instructions

Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis until filled. Short-listed applicants will be asked to complete a technical exercise and may be called for an interview.
Applicants should supply:
1) A cover letter describing your interest in this position, your familiarity with programming languages (e.g. Stata, SAS, Python), your prior experience as a research assistant and/or with independent research projects, and names and e-mail addresses of two references
2) A current CV
3) An unofficial transcript

Quick Link

https://searchjobs.dartmouth.edu/postings/70831

Key Accountabilities

Description

Data Construction and Analysis:
• Write data scripts to read in, clean, and analyze datasets including large and sometimes raw or unstructured files
• Undertake analysis, trial-and-error, and cross-validation to ensure consistency and quality in data construction

Percentage Of Time

50

Description

Data Visualization:
• Prepare appropriate and understandable representations of data such as graphs, charts, tables, and summary statistics

Percentage Of Time

20

Description

Econometrics and Statistical Inference:
• Undertake descriptive and econometric data analyses
• Identify, troubleshoot, and propose potential solutions to problems that arise in the process of data analysis

Percentage Of Time

15

Description

Communication of research:
• Conduct literature reviews and background research for grant proposals and academic papers
• Summarize data analyses in writing for grant proposals and academic papers
• Generate detailed documentation and open-access code that other researchers can use to replicate, update, and extend data construction and analysis
• Assist with drafting and editing papers for publication

Percentage Of Time

10

Description

Coordination:
• Assist with management of research team, including mentorship of undergraduate students
• Track and report on project tasks and progress
• Coordinate and provide feedback to undergraduate research assistants

Percentage Of Time

5

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Demonstrates a commitment to diversity, inclusion, and cultural awareness through actions, interactions, and communications with others.

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Performs other duties as assigned.
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Documents Needed to Apply
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Additional Document #1
Optional Documents

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