Office of Evaluation Sciences Fellow

Massachusetts, United States
21 May 2020
End of advertisement period
21 Jul 2020
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.

OES (OFFICE OF EVALUATION SCIENCES) FELLOWAbdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL-North America), to help advance J-PAL’s mission to reduce poverty by ensuring policy is informed by scientific evidence. Will join a strategic partnership with the General Services Administration’s Office of Evaluation Sciences (OES), an applied research unit charged with applying social and behavioral science to improve federal programs, policies, and operations. Will advance J-PAL North America’s effort to increase the body of evidence on how to reduce poverty through a unique role which includes directly designing, implementing, and analyzing behavioral interventions through randomized evaluations in a large-scale federal policy environment; apply promising interventions at a national scale, reach millions of people, and work closely with key decision makers in government; and design and direct high-impact projects, author academic publications, and shape own portfolio of work.

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: bachelor’s degree in economics, political science, education, computer science, or related fields; knowledge of evaluation design and analysis strategies such as randomized controlled trials; statistical competency in at least one data analytic programming language (e.g., R, Stata); ability to effectively explain technical concepts to broad audiences, both orally and in writing; and strong communication, interpersonal, and writing skills.  Must be able to creatively apply research knowledge within the federal government setting, design and manage the day-to-day operations of a field trial, and write concisely and under tight deadlines.  

PREFERRED a Ph.D. in economics or someone in the process of completing a Ph.D. in economics and at least two years of relevant experience. Candidates for position must also be approved by the Office of Evaluation Services. Job #18726

Will be based at the OES office in Washington, DC for a one to two year period.

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.

MIT considers equivalent combinations of experience and education for certain jobs. All candidates who believe they possess equivalent experience and education are encouraged to apply.

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