Research Analyst, Data

Massachusetts, United States
03 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
03 Jan 2019
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 ANALYST (DATA), Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) (multiple openings), to work closely with and support the research of an MIT faculty member, largely in the area of data analysis. Will work hand-in-hand with faculty members to clean and analyze data collected from the field. Responsibilities include working with data sets, preparing and running code for data cleaning and analysis; coding in STATA or R; assisting faculty with literature reviews; liaising with field staff running evaluations; providing input into technical aspects of project reports for funders; assisting with technical aspects of new and renewal applications to Institutional Review Boards (IRB) and replying to questions from J-PAL administrative staff working on IRB issues; providing input as appropriate into academic papers; preparing data for publication and publishing in publicly-accessible repositories; supervising undergraduate interns who may assist with the PI’s project; and performing other tasks as assigned.  The typical research analyst is considering future graduate study in economics. 

Job Requirements

REQUIRED bachelor’s degree that includes significant training in economics and coursework in statistics, mathematics, and econometrics; hands-on experience with Stata or similar statistical package; experience working with large data sets; good oral and written communication skills; ability to handle several different projects/tasks simultaneously, successfully complete assigned tasks, and meet deadlines; self-motivation and willingness to learn.  Formal post-undergraduate professional experience is not required.  Job #16658

There may be occasional travel to research field site. 

A full job description and additional application instructions are available at  

Start date: June to September of 2019.  


MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin.

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