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Columbia University Staff Associate - Econ - Micro in New York, New York

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Job Requisition Number 0000896

Field(s) of Specialization

Position Title Staff Associate - Econ - Micro

Department BUS Business

Division Business School

Location Morningside

Summary Description

Columbia Business School is seeking to hire a Research Staff Associate for the economics division, with an emphasis in microeconomics and the fields of labor economics and the economics of education. The work will include quantitative and qualitative research and analysis involving the collection, coordination and management of information and data. This position provides an opportunity to gain experience in academic economics research and would be ideal preparation for a PhD program in economics or other related fields. This is a two-year position with a possible extension to a third-year.

The Research Staff Associate duties involve work in research in economics and statistics. Specific duties include: • Collect, clean, and maintain datasets and databases. Extract and link data from multiple databases for analysis. Prepare detailed documentation. • Develop models and implement program code (STATA, Python, R, Matlab, etc.).
• Perform statistical analysis, including regression analysis and machine learning techniques. • Assist with data analysis and dissemination of findings through the preparation and editing of reports, journal articles, presentations, web sites, and other research outlets. • Assist in the preparation of research materials, including slide presentations, databases, program code, etc. • Perform case-based research, including work with detailed primary documents, and assist with case writing and editing.

Applicants for Staff Associate position are expected to have the following: • Programming experience in STATA is required. Strong preference for those who also know R or Python. • Familiarity with statistical tools such as linear regression is required. • Demonstrated exceptional written and oral communications skills needed – writing sample is required. • Candidate must be organized and able to work on multiple projects simultaneously.
• Prior research experience, such as completion of an undergraduate thesis, at least one semester as a research assistant during the academic year, or a summer internship in a private research organization or governmental research institution.
• Bachelor’s degree in Economics or in a quantitative discipline such as Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics, with Economics coursework (including the econometrics sequence).

Minimum Degree Required

Bachelor’s degree in Economics or in a quantitative discipline such as Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics, with Economics coursework (including the econometrics sequence).

Minimum Qualifications

At least 6 months of research experience in a research role as a research assistant during the academic year or a summer internship in a research lab or governmental institution such as the NY Fed.

Preferred Qualifications

Additional Information

RAPS posting date 07/10/2019

Search Closing Date

Special Instructions to the Applicant

Please upload your transcript to “Other Document 1” when uploading your application documents.

Proposed Start Date 09/01/2019

EEO Statement

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer —Race/Gender/Disability/Veteran.

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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  • What is your undergraduate GPA (4.0 scale preferred; otherwise state the scale)?

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  • On a scale of 0 to 5, please describe your level of experience with Stata. 0= never used it, 1 = used it once, 2 = used it a few times, 3 = comfortable, 4 = very comfortable, 5 = expert

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  • On a scale of 0 to 5, please describe your level of experience with Python. 0= never used it, 1 = used it once, 2 = used it a few times, 3 = comfortable, 4 = very comfortable, 5 = expert

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  • On a scale of 0 to 5, please describe your level of experience with Perl. 0= never used it, 1 = used it once, 2 = used it a few times, 3 = comfortable, 4 = very comfortable, 5 = expert

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  • On a scale of 0 to 5, please describe your level of experience with SQL. 0= never used it, 1 = used it once, 2 = used it a few times, 3 = comfortable, 4 = very comfortable, 5 = expert

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  • On a scale of 0 to 5, please describe your level of experience with SAS. 0= never used it, 1 = used it once, 2 = used it a few times, 3 = comfortable, 4 = very comfortable, 5 = expert

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  • On a scale of 0 to 5, please describe your level of experience with R. 0= never used it, 1 = used it once, 2 = used it a few times, 3 = comfortable, 4 = very comfortable, 5 = expert

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  • On a scale of 0 to 5, please describe your level of experience with Matlab. 0= never used it, 1 = used it once, 2 = used it a few times, 3 = comfortable, 4 = very comfortable, 5 = expert

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  • Are you interested in applying in a PhD program after working as an RA?

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  • If you are interested in a PhD program, what would your concentration be?

(Open Ended Question)

  • Have you taken any PhD level courses?

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  • If yes, please list below the PhD level courses you have taken.

(Open Ended Question)

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents

  • Curriculum Vitae

  • Writing Sample/Publication 1

  • Other Document 1

Optional Documents

  • Cover Letter

  • Writing Sample/Publication 2

  • Other Document 2

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