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Research Associate

The Ohio State University
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Job Title:Research Associate

Department:Arts and Sciences | Economics

The Research Associate works directly with Professor Trevon Logan to advance a range of ongoing research projects related to economic history, racial inequality, and health disparities, and contributes to a new line of inquiry at the intersection of history and qualitative economic methods with the aim of studying how identity and experience dynamically determine material well-being.

Contributes to economics research program independently and as part of a team. Performs preliminary research, reviews background materials, and maintains databases. Collects data, conducts statistical analysis using Stata, Python, R or other software, writes statistical software programs, and organizes the presentation of results. Creates charts, tables, and descriptive text for presentations and reports. Conducts literature reviews. Contributes to the preparation of reports, manuscripts, and research documents. Maintains effective communication with all members of the research team and outside institutions. Obtains and organizes information for research from other academic institutions and practitioners. Proofreads and edits citations of research reports, working papers, and publications. Maintains technical and administrative support for research projects.

Minimum Education Required

Bachelor’s Degree in economics or related social science field.

Additional Education Desired

Completion of at least two statistics/econometrics courses and one course in multivariate calculus.

Required Qualifications

Minimum of 1 year of relevant research experience. This may include relevant work experience as a student.

Desired Qualifications

Demonstrated proficiency in R, STATA, Python, or related software. Strong independent work ethic, interest in economics, inequality, and racialization, ability to collaborate with diverse research teams, commitment to equity, and quantitative research skills. Candidates must possess a willingness and ability to support and promote a diverse and inclusive campus community as part of a research community that interrogates the historical sources of racial inequality.

Additional Information:

With more than 80 majors and 100 minors, the College of Arts and Sciences is the academic heart of the university. The Arts and Sciences provides extraordinary opportunities to collaborate across disciplines, blending creativity and analysis to truly be at the forefront of thought. The breadth and depth of knowledge in the college gives students and researchers the critical thinking and adaptability essential for a lifetime of success.

The Department of Economics has about 26 full-time faculty members, 75 Ph.D. students, and approximately 1000 undergraduate majors. It is a vibrant place for innovative research and learning.

This is a one-year term position with the possibility of extension based on performance and availability of funding.

A complete application will include:

- Cover letter

- Resume

- Writing or research output sample (optional)

The pay range for this job profile is $42,700- $56,900. The offer for this position will fall within this range based on internal equity, unit's available budget, and the candidate's qualifications.

Location:Arps Hall (0011)

Position Type:Term (Fixed Term)

Scheduled Hours:40

Shift:First Shift

Final candidates are subject to successful completion of a background check. A drug screen or physical may be required during the post offer process.

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