Research, Education, and Training Associate

Expiring today

Massachusetts, United States
Wednesday, 25 November 2020
End of advertisement period
Sunday, 24 January 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

Working at MIT offers opportunities, an environment, a culture – and benefits – that just aren’t found together anywhere else. If you’re curious, motivated, want to be part of a unique community, and help shape the future – then take a look at this opportunity.

RESEARCH, EDUCATION, AND TRAINING (RET) ASSOCIATEAbdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL)-Global-Research, Education, and Training (RET) Group, to coordinate the DEDP master’s program admission process, seminar, and capstone internship placements.  Will support the development of relationships with partners in governments/NGOs/ foundations/multilateral aid agencies/universities worldwide; support J-PAL’s online course portfolio, including MIT’s MicroMasters program by serving as a teaching assistant for advanced courses, assisting students with data analysis assignments, collaborate on successfully running each course, and conducting data analysis for user surveys and A/B experiments that test the relative effectiveness of different pedagogies for J-PAL’s online courses; develop new tools for J-PAL research projects that increase the efficiency of research staff; research and design new teaching modules and prepare presentations/case studies/manuals to provide training on randomized evaluation methods; assist with planning, organizing, and conducting in-person courses/workshops; maintain tracking, monitoring, and evaluation systems for training programs/research publications/online courses and provide reporting. 

Job Requirements

REQUIRED bachelor’s in economics, political science, education, public policy, international development, or related field; two years’ relevant work experience; training in and strong technical understanding of randomized evaluations; detail-orientation; strong writing, time-management, and strategic thinking skills; ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously with little supervision and meet deadlines; self-motivation; interest in poverty alleviation policy/research as demonstrated by coursework and/or study/work abroad; knowledge of data management, data analysis, and econometrics; good command of Stata or knowledge of R or other analytics programs and ability to quickly learn Stata; and MS Office proficiency (PowerPoint, Excel).  Must enjoy working in teams.

PREFERRED:  master’s degree; experience conducting field research in developing countries; experience with data cleaning and analysis of complex data sets; and LaTeX knowledge or exposure to MATLAB, Python, or Julia.  Job #19125

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