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Columbia University Staff Associate - Management in New York, New York

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Job Requisition Number 00001233

Field(s) of Specialization Management

Position Title Staff Associate - Management

Department BUS Business

Division Business School


Summary Description

Columbia Business School is seeking to hire a staff officer of research.

The Staff Associate will take an active role in on-going research projects in the Management Division. The work will include quantitative and qualitative research and analysis, collection, coordination and management of information and data, development of research materials (figures, presentations, papers, etc.), and work on special projects relating to what fields of research within the division.

All duties involve work in one or more of the following areas of research: organizational behavior, social network analysis, economics, and statistics.

(40%) Collect, manage, and manipulate data using a variety of tools and sources, including but not limited to Stata and R. (30%) Produce summary statistics and conduct basic statistical analyses (30%) Writing scripts in python to automate processes and for webscraping

Minimum Degree Required

Bachelor’s Degree

Minimum Qualifications

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

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Data or Information Science, or in a quantitative discipline such as Mathematics, Statistics, or Economics with coursework in computer science.

  • Experience with Stata and familiarity with statistical analyses

  • Ability to work independently and manage all timelines and deliverables. Since the RA will be working with multiple faculty members/projects, the ideal candidate will be self-motivated and be able to structure assignments and keep faculty member informed as necessary

  • Strong written and verbal English skills are essential

  • The ideal candidate will have extremely high standards in terms of quality of work, attention to detail, strong organizational skills, and absolute commitment to task completion. He or she must be able to balance multiple tasks and shifting priorities under tight deadlines at an accelerated pace when necessary. Preference for a candidate who plans to seek an advanced degree.

  • Evidence of outstanding academic achievement, along with prior high-quality academic writing. Ability to read academic, subject-specific information and write a reasoned and thoughtful analysis, as well as produce a creative interpretation, is a plus. A writing sample is required.

Preferred 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.

Additional Information

This position provides an opportunity to gain experience in academic business research, with a special focus on fields such management, statistics, data science, and economics; and, would be ideal preparation for a PhD program or other graduate study.

RAPS posting date 11/11/2019

Search Closing Date

Special Instructions to the Applicant

Thank you for your interest in the Staff Associate position in the Management Division at Columbia Business School. Our search committee will evaluate all applications over the next few months and contact only those applicants selected for interviews.

Proposed Start Date 07/01/2020

EEO Statement

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran

Review Begins 11/15/2019

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Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents

  • Curriculum Vitae

  • Cover Letter

  • Writing Sample/Publication 1

Optional Documents