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Columbia University Staff Associate - Economics/Chazen in New York, New York

Posting Details

Job Requisition Number 00002351

Field(s) of Specialization

Position Title Staff Associate - Economics/Chazen

Department BUS Business

Division Business School

Location Morningside

Summary Description

Columbia Business School’s Jerome A. Chazen Institute for Global Business is seeking to hire one Staff Associate of Research. The Staff Associate would focus on academic research that has broad relevance for Asian economies. 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 Ph.D. program in economics or other related fields. This is a one-year position with a possible extension to a second year.

The Staff Associate duties involve work in one or more of the following areas of research: 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, SQL, R, SAS, Matlab, etc.).

• Perform statistical analysis, including regression analysis and machine learning techniques.

• Assist with data analysis and dissemination of findings through the preparation of reports, journal articles, presentations, websites, and other research outlets.

• Perform case-based research, including work with detailed primary documents.

Applicants for the Staff Associate position are expected to have the following:

• Programming experience in STATA is required. Strong preference for those who also know Python.

• Additional programming experience in one or more of the following languages: R, SQL, SAS, Matlab, and/or C++ is preferred.

• Familiarity with statistical tools such as linear regression is required.

• Demonstrated exceptional written and oral communications skills needed – a writing sample is required.

Minimum Degree Required

Bachelor’s degree in Economics or Finance or in a quantitative discipline such as Mathematics, Statistics, Engineering with coursework in Economics and Finance.

Minimum Qualifications

Up to two years 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.

Preferred Qualifications

Additional Information

RAPS posting date 04/05/2021

Search Closing Date

Special Instructions to the Applicant

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

The application must include your CV, transcripts, writing sample, and three reference letters.

Proposed Start Date 07/01/2021

EEO Statement

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity Employer / 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

  • Cover Letter

    Optional Documents

  • Writing Sample/Publication 2

  • Other Document 2

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