Assistant Researcher, Digital Planet Research - The Fletcher School - (19001647)
This is a Limited Term position for 1 year, with a possibility to renew up to 3 years (subject to funding).
The Fletcher School is the United States' first professional graduate school of international affairs. Since 1933 Fletcher's multi-disciplinary education in international relations, law, and business, has prepared the world's leaders to become innovative problem-solvers in government, private sector, and non-governmental organizations. The Fletcher School seeks to fulfill its mission in the most environmentally sensible way possible. We are also committed to increasing the diversity of our administrative staff. Members of under-represented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.
The Institute for Business in the Global Context (IBGC) focuses on the interplay between global business and the key forces that shape the context in which enterprises operate. The Institute cultivates "contextual intelligence" by considering the geopolitical, legal, financial, security, macroeconomic, humanitarian, and environmental impacts on business. IBGC, through its ongoing "Digital Planet" research program, measures the rate and state of digitalization around the world and conducts an inter-disciplinary study of the impact of digital innovation and emerging technologies on society and the world writ large.
Under direction of faculty or senior research staff, participates in design and development of research study, execution of protocols and plans, data analysis and reporting of results for research projects and studies. This is a gift/ grant-funded position for one year, with a possibility to renew up to three years (subject to funding).
Knowledge and experience typically acquired by bachelor's degree and research experience in related discipline
Research and data management skills
Proficiency with statistical software
Bachelors or Master's degree in economics, computer science, international relations, mathematics, statistics, political science, or related fields.
Experience with and flair for qualitative and quantitative research, including data collection, analysis, and visualization.
Very strong writing, analytical, and communication skills.
Strong quantitative skills: training in econometrics and statistics required - but applicants with strong grades and demonstrated quantitative skills will be considered.
Extensive experience in statistical analysis is a strong plus: generally, experience working with large datasets is required.
Knowledge of Stata and Tableau; familiarity with R and Python (preferred).
Experience as a research assistant in a similar field (preferred).
Excellent management and organizational skills
Fluency in English with strong communication skills
Time-management: Proven ability to handle several different projects/tasks at one time, successfully complete tasks assigned, and meet deadlines.
An employee in this position must complete all appropriate background checks at the time of hire, promotion, or transfer.
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