Research Specialist II

Job description


The Empirical Studies of Conflict Project (ESOC) at the School of Public and International Affairs (SPIA), the Julis-Rabinowitz Center for Public Policy and Finance (JRCPPF), and the Department of Operations Research and Financial Engineering (ORFE) at Princeton University seek outstanding candidates for a research specialist position in the area of development finance starting as soon as possible.  


The research specialist will play a key role in supporting a new Research Community at Princeton focusing on development finance in fragile and conflict-affected states. The main objective will be collaborating with ESOC faculty on the development of a publicly available development finance dataset on development finance in fragile states.  The position provides an excellent opportunity for collaboration with Princeton faculty, graduate and undergraduate students.

  • BA or more advanced degree, preferably in economics, a social science, or statistics, or equivalent work experience/skills for humanities majors
  • Ability to rapidly learn Python, R, or STATA, and ArcGIS software or equivalent
  • Evidence of ability to solve practical research problems
  • Ability to work independently and to adjust to rapidly changing needs of researchers

This position is subject to the University's background check policy.


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

Standard Weekly Hours36.25Eligible for OvertimeYesBenefits EligibleYesEssential Services Personnel (see policy for detail)NoEstimated Appointment End Date1/31/2022Physical Capacity Exam RequiredNoValid Driver's License RequiredNo#LI-NC1




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Posted: 4/2/2021
Application Due: 4/10/2021
Work Type: Full Time