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RESEARCH FELLOW, Center for Antiracist Research

Boston University
BOSTON, Massachusetts, United States

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RESEARCH FELLOW, Center for Antiracist Research

Tracking Code4498Job DescriptionThe mission of the Boston University Center for Antiracist Research is to convene varied researchers and practitioners to figure out novel and practical ways to understand, explain, and solve seemingly intractable problems of racial inequity and injustice. We foster exhaustive racial research, research-based policy innovation, data-driven educational and advocacy campaigns, and narrative-change initiatives. We are working toward building an antiracist society that ensures equity and justice for all.

The BU Center for Antiracist Research founded in 2020 by Dr. Ibram Kendi is rapidly growing and looking for passionate individuals to join their dedicated staff. This Data Science Research Fellow appointment is for a two-year term and the appointee will work closely with the Center’s Office of Research to collect and analyze a wide variety of data (including administrative, survey, text, network, spatial, experimental, and image data). This position will work across Center projects including but not limited to the Racial Data Tracker and the Racial Policy Tracker.

To apply please send resumes to [email protected]

Required Skills
  • Training in quantitative social science, statistics, mathematics, biostatistics, computer science, economics, or another quantitative field
  • Two or more years of relevant post-master’s professional experience or PhD degree
  • Coursework, comprehensive or qualifying exams, and research experience on race, racism, and antiracism
  • Significant experience with cleaning and analyzing large datasets
  • Data mining and statistical analyses experience
  • Proficiency in R, Python, or other programming languages
  • Experience in conducting applied quantitative research in an academic, commercial, or entrepreneurial capacity
  • Ability to take initiative and manage multiple projects with minimal supervision
  • Collaborative working style
  • Strong writing and oral communication skills
  • Elaine Nsoesie is the hiring manager and faculty mentor, please send all resumes to Elaine via [email protected]

    We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

    Job LocationBOSTON, Massachusetts, United StatesPosition TypeFull-Time/Regular


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