Jobs at CIDER

Posted March 5, 2021

Job Description: Full-Time Pre-doctoral Fellow/Research Assistant

Location: Vancouver School of Economics (VSE), University of British Columbia (UBC); Vancouver, Canada

Faculty Members: Jamie McCasland, Munir Squires, Felipe Valencia Caicedo

No. of Positions: 3

We are looking for highly skilled and motivated individuals to work as full-time research assistants to work with various faculty members affiliated with Centre for Innovative Data in Economics Research (CIDER), VSE, UBC. This is a one-year position that can be extended to two years, at CIDER’s discretion. The appointment would begin in summer 2021, start date negotiable. The job will entail close collaboration with faculty at all stages of the research process on several new and ongoing empirical projects in the fields of labour, development, economic history, political economy, public economics, economics of crime, and applied microeconomics.

These positions offer the opportunity to gain exposure to and training in a broad set of economic research topics and approaches including data-intensive methods that will be helpful in pursuing a PhD in economics, finance, and related fields. The chosen candidates will also gain valuable experience analyzing large, complex data sets and working with programs such as Stata, R, GIS, Matlab, Julia, and Python.

The ideal candidate should: (i) have completed a 4-year undergraduate degree or a Master’s degree in Economics or a related field; (ii) have a strong quantitative background; (iii) have programming experience; (iv) be able to work both independently and in team settings; and (v) be planning to pursue a PhD in Economics or a related field. We may ask for references at a later stage of the application process. Please specify your preference in terms of faculty / fields.

Compensation: $4041CAD Monthly plus benefits

If interested, please prepare a:

  • CV
  • Transcripts
  • Brief (one-page) cover letter describing your academic career, research interests and future goals.

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