Senior Research Specialist I

Job description


The Industrial Relations Section (IRS), a center for research in labor economics and related fields, invites applications from motivated individuals for positions assisting faculty members in all aspects of their research. Graduating seniors are encouraged to apply.  Please include the names and contact information for three references with your submission materials. 


This is a one-year term position with the possibility of renewal for a second year. End date is dependent on start date, which may vary.


For more information about the research staff experience in the Section, see a Q & A with four recent Senior Research Specialists.


The Senior Research Specialist  will be expected to:

  • Assemble and manage data sets
  • Process and analyze survey and census data
  • Assist faculty members in the design, implementation, and management of surveys
  • Write summaries of research
  • Perform literature searches and reviews
  • Post and retrieve information from the Web


  • Minimum BA/BS degree in Economics or Math, or BA/BS with significant coursework in Economics, Math, and Statistics 
  • Excellent research and writing skills
  • Knowledge of statistics/econometrics
  • Knowledge of statistical programming, particularly STATA



  • Knowledge of Unix or Linux 
  • Knowledge of standard internet tools and HTML 
  • Familiarity with standard social science or education-related data sources

Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW.


Salary GradeASR, 010Standard Weekly Hours36.25Eligible for OvertimeNoBenefits EligibleYesEssential Services Personnel (see policy for detail)NoEstimated Appointment End Date6/30/2022Comments Related to End DateFlexible based on start datePhysical Capacity Exam RequiredNoValid Driver's License RequiredNo




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Posted: 9/19/2020
Application Due: 1/7/2021
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