Duke University, Economics

Position ID:Duke-Econ-AIRFIELDRA3 [#16073, 1420]
Position Title: Associate in Research
Position Type:Other
Position Location:Durham, North Carolina 27708, United States [map]
Subject Area: Economics / data analysis
Appl Deadline:2020/08/01 11:59PMhelp popup** filled (offers accepted , listed until 2020/08/26)
Position Description:    

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Job Title: Associate in Research Length of Commitment: 12 months (renewable) Language Requirement: None (Urdu preferred) Occupational Summary Associates in Research will work with Professor Field, Dr. Vyborny and co-PIs on applied micro-economic development research directed at informing public policy in low-income countries. RAs' primary duties include data cleaning and management, as well as assisting with statistical and econometric analysis on a variety of projects in South Asia. They will also participate in the design and implementation of survey instruments used to collect data from field projects. In ensuring quality fieldwork, they will act as liaisons between the field team and the PIs. They will be expected to assist with drafting initial results, reports for funders and other stakeholders, conference presentations, and research papers. Assoc in Research will occasionally help with composition of grant proposal preparation and other related documents. When needed, RAs will travel to the field to help launch and manage field projects, as well as to familiarize themselves with these projects. They will be selected based on their demonstrated interest in development economics, which may include coursework, research projects, or past research assistant positions in this field. The AR ship typically lasts one year, during which the RAs will work alongside the PIs in developing their own research interests and expertise in development economics. Work Performed Data cleaning and management (30% effort) Statistical and Econometric analysis (20% effort) Research support, preparation of manuscripts and related documents (20% effort) Fieldwork, management of field activities and operations (30% effort) DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

Qualifying candidates will be graduates of well-regarded undergraduate or masters programs in economics and related fields, as well as: • Proficiency in programming with STATA • Strong quantitative and statistical skills • Significant coursework and experience in economics, statistics, public policy and international development. • Excellent organizational, communication, and writing skills • Prior research experience preferred • Graduate level coursework is a plus • Strong interest in international development policy and research • Flexible, self-motivating, able to manage multiple tasks efficiently, and a team player. • Proven ability to handle several different projects/tasks at one time, successfully complete tasks assigned, and meet deadlines. A willingness to work hard, be self-motivated and learn will be essential for doing well in this position. Experience in managing teams and interacting with institutional partners strongly desired. • Experience in conducting field research in developing countries with a background in randomized evaluations is a plus. • Willingness to travel to South Asia Duke is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual’s age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

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Duke University
Economics Dept
419 Chapel Dr.
Durham, NC 27708
Attn: Associate in Research position

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