Associate Director of Research and Training

Massachusetts, United States
03 Jun 2020
End of advertisement period
03 Aug 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.

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF RESEARCH AND TRAINING, Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL), to lead J-PAL’s work in its research and training areas within four themes providing intellectual leadership to the research teams in the regional offices; creating research public goods; training on randomized trials and use of evidence; and building the capacity of local researchers in developing countries to conduct independent research using randomized control trials (RCTs). Specific responsibilities include leading and managing components of the J-PAL Global research function related to field work and project implementation as well as research staff capacity and managing the training and capacity building function for J-PAL offices worldwide. Will also lead academic projects and provide academic service in economics such as referee reports, conference organization, conference participation, panel discussions, and advising undergraduate students and research staff.  

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: master’s degree in economics, political science, education, public policy, or related field; training in and a strong technical understanding of randomized impact evaluations; at least seven years’ relevant experience (graduate school academic experience including teaching and research may count as relevant experience); management and supervisory experience; interest in poverty alleviation or other social policy and research as demonstrated by coursework, research, and teaching experience; knowledge of data management, data analysis, econometrics, and statistics; advanced statistical analysis skills; proficiency with Stata, R, Python, or other programming languages used for data analysis; and willingness to learn new programs.

PREFERRED:  Ph.D. and experience with international teams. Job #18637

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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