Staff Associate I

Columbia University

United States

July 8, 2021


Posting Details Job Requisition Number 00002459

Field(s) of Specialization Economics Position Title Staff Associate I Department A&S Economics Division Economics Location Morningside Summary Description

The Department of Economics at Columbia University invites applications for a full-time pre-doctoral fellow at the rank of Staff Associate I for the period of July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022 to work with the faculty of the Department of Economics at Columbia University. Initial appointment is for one year with renewal for a second year based on satisfactory performance and the availability of funding.

The position will be based at Columbia University in New York City. The pre- doctoral fellow will work under the direction of a faculty member. The fellowship will include a variety of tasks that provide preparation for graduate school, such as analyzing data, developing statistical models, creating presentations, and editing research papers. The fellows will interact regularly with professors and their collaborators. The program serves as an ideal bridge between college and graduate school for students interested in economics. Salary will be competitive.

Minimum Degree Required

Bachelor's Degree (BA / BS), with major or minor in Economics, Math, Computer Science, Statistics, or related quantitative discipline

Minimum Qualifications

Applicants should be completing (or have completed) a Bachelor's or Master's degree and have strong quantitative and programming skills. Candidates with research experience are strongly preferred, especially those with programming experience in Stata, Matlab, R, and Python. Candidates need not be Economics majors, though they should have a strong interest in and some experience with Economics. Candidates would ideally begin around July 1, 2021 and work for two years before applying to graduate school in Economics or another social science.

Preferred Qualifications

Research experience in an academic setting; interest in economic research

Additional Information

For inquiries about the RAPS application process, please contact: econ-

RAPS posting date 05/12/2021 Search Closing Date Special Instructions to the Applicant

All applications must be made through Columbia University's online Recruitment of Academic Personnel System (RAPS). On the RAPS site, please upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, transcripts (indicated as Other Document 1), and a list of references.

Before uploading documents, applicants first will be asked to input a name and valid email address for each reference provider. The application to this position requires a minimum of two reference letters. The RAPS system will send an automatic email to the reference provider, politely requesting a letter of reference and offering a secure link to the RAPS website where a letter can be uploaded quickly and easily. Wherever possible, letters should be uploaded in the online system.

After completing the “Provide References” screens, the applicant will come to the “Attach Documents” screen and will be asked to upload into RAPS the required application materials listed above. The completion of the application process in RAPS is indicated by a confirmation number, which the applicant should retain.

Proposed Start Date 07/01/2021 EEO Statement

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran

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Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover Letter
  • List of References
  • Other Document 1
  • Optional Documents

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