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Economics Research Specialist

Dartmouth College
Hanover, New Hampshire, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Feb 15, 2024

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Open Until Filled


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Position Title

Economics Research Specialist

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Not a Union Position

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Not an SEIU Position

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Employment Category

Regular Full Time w/end date

Scheduled Months per Year


Scheduled Hours per Week



M-F 8:00-5:00

Location of Position

Hanover, NH

Remote Work Eligibility?

Remote eligible

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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.


Required Qualifications - Education and Yrs Exp

Bachelors plus 1-2 year(s) of experience 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 analyzing 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

Eric Edmonds

Department Contact Phone Number

Eric Edmonds

Department Contact for Cover Letter and Title

Eric Edmonds

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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 24-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.

Additional Instructions

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis:

1. A cover letter that includes:

a. A brief description of your experience as a research assistant and with any independent research (e.g. thesis or other research projects)

b. A brief description of your mathematical background.

c. A description of your familiarity with various statistical and computer packages (e.g. STATA, Matlab, ArcGIS, etc.)

d. The names of two references (and their email and phone contact information) who will be provide references. At least one reference must be someone for whom you have worked as a research assistant. Please indicate which references you have worked for as a research assistant.

2. A current CV.

3. A transcript (unofficial is fine).

4. Date you are available to start work.

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Key Accountabilities


Data Construction and Analysis

Percentage Of Time



Data Visualization

Percentage Of Time



Econometrics and Statistical Inference

Percentage Of Time



Communication of research

Percentage Of Time




Percentage Of Time




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


Performs other duties as assigned.
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Documents Needed to Apply
Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter


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