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Pre-Doctoral Research Associate, Heinz College
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Carnegie Mellon University | Pittsburgh, PA
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Carnegie Mellon University's H. John Heinz III College is seeking a Pre-Doctoral Research Associate. The H. John Heinz III College consists of two schools, the School of Public Policy and Management and the School of Information Systems and Management, and offers an academic experience unlike any other. The Heinz College prepares students with a unique ability to conduct careful and objective analysis of relevant data, to understand and demonstrate the power of information technology, and to lead and implement change in managerial and policy contexts.

Professor Brian Kovak is seeking applicants for this full-time Pre-Doctoral Research Associate position in Pittsburgh, PA, starting in July or August 2017. This is an excellent opportunity for someone who thrives in an interesting and challenging work environment.

The Research Associate will assist with, manage, and develop a variety of research projects focused on the labor market impacts of international trade, international migration, and technological change. Professor Kovak's prior work in these areas has published in top journals such as the American Economic Review, the Review of Economics and Statistics, and the American Economic Journal: Applied Economics. Research Associates will work closely with Professor Kovak, collaborators at various universities, Ph.D. students, and research assistants. The research will utilize large-scale datasets including household surveys, administrative data on workers and firms, transaction-level trade data, and others. Day to day responsibilities will include literature review; selecting relevant and appropriate information for projects; collecting, cleaning and organizing data sets; preparing results and presentations; writing academic papers (in conjunction with researchers), developing theories to guide analysis, travel as needed to conferences; and other duties as assigned.

We will be looking for someone who demonstrates:

* Strong interest in pursuing empirical research in economics, public policy or related fields, ideally with plans to pursue a PhD.
* Excellent quantitative and computer programming skills, particularly in Stata and Matlab or related packages.
* Experience with academic research and economic analysis.
* Superior attention to detail and organizational skills.
* Flexibility, self-motivation, and the ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously in a team environment.
* Strong verbal and written communication skills across people at all levels of an organization
* Language skills in Spanish and/or Portuguese (a plus, but not required).

Inclusion, collaboration and cultural sensitivity are valued competencies at CMU. Therefore, we are also in search of a team member who is able to effectively interact with a varied population of internal and external partners at a high level of integrity. We are looking for someone who shares our values and who will support the mission of the university through his/her work.

This is anticipated to be a two-year project, and preference will be given to those who can commit to a two-year appointment.

Qualifications

* Bachelors degree or Masters degree completed by summer 2017
* Prior experience working in an academic research setting
* Experience with Stata strongly preferred
* Language skills in Spanish or Portuguese are helpful, but not required.

More Information

In order to be considered, please prepare a single PDF document named "lastname_firstname.pdf" containing the following materials:

* A cover letter including:
* Research interests
* Research experience
* Programming experience, listing familiarity with particular languages
* Experience working in a team environment
* Language skills in Spanish and/or Portuguese
* Date available to start work in Pittsburgh
* Current CV Relevant transcripts (unofficial will be accepted)
* Names, titles, email addresses, and phone numbers of 2-3 references (will only be contacted if necessary)
* An original research paper (if available)

Please no calls regarding this position. Applications must be submitted through the CMU careers site for consideration.

Please visit "Why Carnegie Mellon" to learn more about becoming part of an institution inspiring innovations that change the world. http://www.cmu.edu/jobs/why-cmu/index.html. A listing of employee benefits is available at: http://www.cmu.edu/jobs/benefits-at-a-glance/index.html.

Carnegie Mellon University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

FT/PT Status: Full TimeOrganization: HEINZ GENERAL & ADMINISTRATIVEMinimal Education Level Bachelor's Degree or equivalentSalary: NegotiableDescription:

Job Summary

Carnegie Mellon University's H. John Heinz III College is seeking a Pre-Doctoral Research Associate. The H. John Heinz III College consists of two schools, the School of Public Policy and Management and the School of Information Systems and Management, and offers an academic experience unlike any other. The Heinz College prepares students with a unique ability to conduct careful and objective analysis of relevant data, to understand and demonstrate the power of information technology, and to lead and implement change in managerial and policy contexts.

Professor Brian Kovak is seeking applicants for this full-time Pre-Doctoral Research Associate position in Pittsburgh, PA, starting in July or August 2017. This is an excellent opportunity for someone who thrives in an interesting and challenging work environment.

The Research Associate will assist with, manage, and develop a variety of research projects focused on the labor market impacts of international trade, international migration, and technological change. Professor Kovak's prior work in these areas has published in top journals such as the American Economic Review, the Review of Economics and Statistics, and the American Economic Journal: Applied Economics. Research Associates will work closely with Professor Kovak, collaborators at various universities, Ph.D. students, and research assistants. The research will utilize large-scale datasets including household surveys, administrative data on workers and firms, transaction-level trade data, and others. Day to day responsibilities will include literature review; selecting relevant and appropriate information for projects; collecting, cleaning and organizing data sets; preparing results and presentations; writing academic papers (in conjunction with researchers), developing theories to guide analysis, travel as needed to conferences; and other duties as assigned.

We will be looking for someone who demonstrates:

* Strong interest in pursuing empirical research in economics, public policy or related fields, ideally with plans to pursue a PhD.
* Excellent quantitative and computer programming skills, particularly in Stata and Matlab or related packages.
* Experience with academic research and economic analysis.
* Superior attention to detail and organizational skills.
* Flexibility, self-motivation, and the ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously in a team environment.
* Strong verbal and written communication skills across people at all levels of an organization
* Language skills in Spanish and/or Portuguese (a plus, but not required).

Inclusion, collaboration and cultural sensitivity are valued competencies at CMU. Therefore, we are also in search of a team member who is able to effectively interact with a varied population of internal and external partners at a high level of integrity. We are looking for someone who shares our values and who will support the mission of the university through his/her work.

This is anticipated to be a two-year project, and preference will be given to those who can commit to a two-year appointment.

Qualifications

* Bachelors degree or Masters degree completed by summer 2017
* Prior experience working in an academic research setting
* Experience with Stata strongly preferred
* Language skills in Spanish or Portuguese are helpful, but not required.

More Information

In order to be considered, please prepare a single PDF document named "lastname_firstname.pdf" containing the following materials:

* A cover letter including:
* Research interests
* Research experience
* Programming experience, listing familiarity with particular languages
* Experience working in a team environment
* Language skills in Spanish and/or Portuguese
* Date available to start work in Pittsburgh
* Current CV Relevant transcripts (unofficial will be accepted)
* Names, titles, email addresses, and phone numbers of 2-3 references (will only be contacted if necessary)
* An original research paper (if available)

Please no calls regarding this position. Applications must be submitted through the CMU careers site for consideration.

Please visit "Why Carnegie Mellon" to learn more about becoming part of an institution inspiring innovations that change the world. http://www.cmu.edu/jobs/why-cmu/index.html. A listing of employee benefits is available at: http://www.cmu.edu/jobs/benefits-at-a-glance/index.html.

Carnegie Mellon University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

About Carnegie Mellon University

Carnegie Mellon is a private research university with a distinctive mix of programs in engineering, computer science, robotics, business, public policy, fine arts and the humanities. More than 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students receive an education characterized by its focus on creating and implementing solutions for real problems, interdisciplinary collaboration, and innovation. A small student- to-faculty ratio provides an opportunity for close interaction between students and professors. While technology is pervasive on its 144-acre Pittsburgh campus, Carnegie Mellon is also distinctive among leading research universities for the world-renowned programs in its College of Fine Arts. A global university, Carnegie Mellon has campuses in Silicon Valley, Calif., and Qatar, and programs in Asia, Australia and Europe. For more, see http://www.cmu.edu .