We are looking for a highly skilled and motivated individual to work as full-time research scientist for a period of one or two years. The start date can be as early as August 1, 2021.
This position is ideal for someone who has a long-term interest in economics research and is planning to go to graduate school in economics, finance or a related field. You will work closely with NYU Stern Professors Theresa Kuchler and Johannes Stroebel and their co-authors Raj Chetty and Nathan Hendren (Harvard) and Matt Jackson (Stanford).
The proposed project studies the determinants and effects of social capital in the United States. The ideal candidate would have strong general coding skills (Python, SQL, Scikit-Learn) as well as knowledge of statistical software packages (Stata, R). Because of the potential for close interaction with researcher teams at Facebook, training in both economics and computer science would be a bonus, but not a requirement.
Our previous research scientists have become co-authors on the various projects they worked on (see here, here, and here for examples), and have joined Harvard, Berkeley, and Columbia for graduate school after their time at NYU Stern.
The position will be based in New York City (near Washington Square Park), and research scientists are invited to participate in the academic life at NYU, for example by attending research seminars and PhD courses.
The ideal candidate will:
have a strong quantitative background, ideally some training in CS (e.g., ML tools)
have strong coding skills (Stata, R, Python);
be able to work independently to solve problems; and
have a long-term interest in pursuing research in economics and or finance.
b. Your familiarity with different programming languages
c. Your prior experience as a research assistant and with independent research
d. The date you are able to start work, and
e. If offered employment, will you be able to provide proof of authorization to work in the United States?
2. A CV and an unofficial transcript
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