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Temporary - Research Assistant
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Job Description


The Princeton University Politics Department is seeking one or more research specialists for summer 2019. We are looking for skilled and motivated individuals to work approximately 30-35 hours per week for the duration of the summer.


The positions will be based at Princeton University and will entail close collaboration with Professor Kristopher Ramsay on a research project involving questions related to political violence and the international market for small arms. The position will include a variety of tasks that provide preparation for graduate school, such as: managing data sets, statistical analysis, summarizing research findings, and editing research papers. Additional duties may be assigned.

In addition to working closely with faculty, research specialists participate in the vibrant academic life of Princeton University, including attending seminars and engaging with graduate students and other research assistants. We pay a competitive hourly wage.

This position is ideal for exceptional rising seniors or first-year master's students with a strong interest in pursuing a Ph.D. in Political Science or Economics after acquiring research experience.

The start and end date can vary to accommodate strong applicants and we are looking for someone who can work 30-35 hours per week.



* Pursuing a BA/BS degree (or BA/Bs in hand) in Economics, Mathematics, Data Science or Computer Science (or a Political Science BA with significant coursework in Economics, Mathematics, Statistics, and/or programming).
* Excellent research and writing skills, programming skills, in particular STATA or R and LaTex editing. Knowledge of SQL, ArcGIS, Matlab, or Python is a plus, but not necessary.

Candidates should provide:

* Current CV/Resume
* Cover letter indicating:
* Interest in the position
* Any prior research experience
* Your programming language experience
* Names, addresses, and phone numbers of 2-3 references
* GPA and/or summary of academic performance
* When you are available to begin work

Applications will be reviewed as they are received. The short-listed applicants will be asked for further information and maybe be asked to complete a technical exercise.

Be advised that you will be contacted only if there is further interest in your application. Your candidate dashboard may not display status updates for this requisition.

Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW

Salary GradeTMP, 001 Standard Weekly Hours0.00 Work Schedule, If Other Than Standard Hours35 hours per week, flexible schedule Eligible for OvertimeYes Benefits EligibleNo Essential Services Personnel (see policy for detail)No Estimated Appointment End Date8/30/2019 Physical Capacity Exam RequiredNo Valid Driver's License RequiredNo