The Wellesley Centers for Women (WCW) is an academic research and action institute at Wellesley College that is focused on women and gender and driven by social change. The mission of WCW is to advance gender equality, social justice, and human wellbeing through high-quality research, theory, and action programs.
The WCW seeks a Research Associate for a part-time or full-time (with benefits) position. The Research Associate (RA) will work closely with the two Pis on projects that examine the effects of paid leave policies on workers' and firms' outcomes in the U.S. The RA will manage and organize data and perform econometric analyses. Part of the time the RA will work at the Federal Research Data Center (RDC), housed inside the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) in Cambridge, MA. The job requires significant programming experience, ability to handle very large-scale data sets, and knowledge of basic econometric techniques. In addition to the data work, the tasks may include synthesizing data results, conducting literature reviews, drafting reports or briefs, and developing presentations. The RA will also support other team activities as necessary.
The ideal RA will have a master's degree or be looking for a post-doc position. We will also consider undergraduate candidates with significant research and data experience. The RA will need to pass federal security clearance to access data in the federal RDC, and cand idates who already have the special sworn status will be prioritized. We wiH be able to offer either a part-time position (17.5 - 26.25 hours/week), or full-time position (35 hours/week), depending on the RAs preferences and other commitments.
STATA and/or SAS;
Data analysis with large scale data sets;
Basic econometric techniques and causal analysis;
Ability to comprehend and synthesize results of statistical analyses and to prepare literature reviews / research summaries;
Ability to work well independently and as part of a team;
Must be organized and able to meet task and project deadlines;
Master's degree or PhD, preferably in economics, or BA with significant research experience;
Research experience with large, complex data in empirical projects;
Experience in creating deliverables for academic audiences
Wellesley is known for the excellence of its education, the beauty of its setting, its gifted faculty, and the uniqueness of its campus culture. But most of all, Wellesley is known for the thousands of accomplished, thoughtful women it has sent out into the world for over 100 years women who are committed to making a difference. Every year, some 2,400 of the world's top undergraduate women are challenged to exceed their own highest personal and intellectual expectations. The mastery Wellesley graduates demonstrate across the professional and vocational spectrum, and the influence they wield, whether in their own communities or on the world stage is testament to a singularly empowering undergraduate experience. Wellesley's lively academic community places a high value on rigorous, probing inquiry, and creative, cross-discipline thinking. Its collaborative approach to scholarship encourages students to question, debate, and refine their points of view, not only with each other, but with our world-class faculty, often by working directly with them on groundbreaking projects. A Wellesley education fosters the highest standard of readiness for the real world in its graduates, in terms... of ability to think, act, and contribute meaningfully and effectively in their chosen areas of interest.