(Pre-Doctoral) Research Fellow Position in the Strategy Department
Professors Nicola Bianchi, Benjamin Friedrich, Elena Prager, Sara Moreira, and Trang Nguyen are looking for two Research Professionals for a period of at least one year but ideally two years.
As an Empirical Research Fellow, you will collaborate with faculty and PhD students at the Kellogg School of Management to work on empirical or theoretical economics research projects. You will typically work on multiple projects at a time, and your contributions might span all aspects of the research life cycle.
Candidates should have an interest in applying for a quantitative Ph.D. program, preferably in Economics or a related field, and pursuing an academic research career. The ideal candidate will have: (i) a strong quantitative background; (ii) strong computer skills including programming; (iii) past experience with research, including independent work (such as an undergrad thesis) or work as a research assistant. A background in Economics is a strongly recommended, though not required; in fact, we encourage candidates with strong technical backgrounds who are looking to receive more exposure to Economics or Finance.
Potential research duties vary, but may include: collecting and validating new research datasets, performing statistical analyses on large databases, programming simulations of theoretical models, and proving theoretical results.
Successful candidates will have completed at least bachelor’s degree by the employment start date. If selected, you will be offered a one-year appointment, with the ability to renew for one year based on performance.
Your application should include:
Cover letter or personal statement describing your career or academic goals
Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.
Internal Number: 39533
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Northwestern University is a major private research university with 12 academic divisions located on three campuses in Evanston, Chicago, and Education City in Doha, Qatar. We have approximately 2,500 full-time faculty members, 17,000 graduate and undergraduate students, and over 5,700 full and part-time staff. Northwestern University combines innovative teaching and pioneering research in a highly collaborative environment. It provides students and faculty exceptional opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth.