Technical Associate

Massachusetts, United States
07 Feb 2019
End of advertisement period
07 Apr 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Number: 17073
Functional Area: Research - Scientific
Department: Economics
School Area: Humanities, Arts, & Social Sciences
Employment Type: Full-Time
Employment Category: Exempt
Visa Sponsorship Available: No

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.

TECHNICAL ASSOCIATE I, Economics (two openings), to support Professor Simon Jaeger (MIT) and Benjamin Schoefer (UC Berkeley), based at MIT. The focus is policy-oriented and data-intensive research on micro-mechanisms underlying the behavior of aggregate labor markets and the role of institutions in wage setting and labor income inequality, the determinants of unemployment, and job mobility.  Will be fully integrated into the research community and encouraged to attend weekly applied microeconomics seminar at MIT.

The position is ideally suited to those planning to attend graduate school in economics.

Job Requirements


Bachelor’s degree; two years’ specialized research experience in economics (may include experience gained as an undergraduate); proven ability to anticipate, plan, prioritize, and meet tight deadlines; ability to efficiently organize and manage a high volume of work and self-manage a time-sensitive workflow while maintaining high quality output and accuracy with details. Seek candidates who enjoy empirical research including handling and analyzing large data sets, have strong coding skills, and are able to independently solve challenging problems.  Job #17073

In addition to applying via the MIT website, please also apply at

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis but applications submitted by February 25, 2019, will be given full consideration. Short-listed applicants will be asked to participate in an interview and a coding exercise. We will only notify short-listed applicants. 

This is a one to two-year position starting in summer 2019, subject to funding.


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.