Blueprint Labs is recruiting a Research Fellow based at MIT in Cambridge, MA. Blueprint uses data and economics to uncover the consequences of policy choices and improve society. Based in the Department of Economics at MIT, Blueprint Labs consists of over 18 academic affiliates who represent leading economic thinkers, ten full-time staff members, and six graduate researchers. Blueprint Labs works closely with leading academic, government, and nonprofit institutions across the country to generate pioneering research that informs policy and practice in education, health care, and the workforce.
We are seeking a motivated, independent, and organized Policy and Communications Fellow to support communications and policy work on our workforce initiatives. The Policy and Communications Fellow will work closely with Blueprint Labs Co-Director David Autor, MIT Institute Professor Daron Acemoglu, and our collaborators at other universities. This position also offers the opportunity to work collaboratively with other Blueprint Labs research staff, including a cohort of other fellows. Previous fellows have gone on to master’s and Ph.D. programs or careers in consulting, tech, government, economics, K-12 education, and more. Curious to learn more? Curious to learn more? Watch our video about “Working at Blueprint Labs.”
Fellows receive a full-time, one-year appointment that is renewable annually (contingent on funding). An employment term of two years is strongly preferred. This position will begin as soon as possible, no later than June 15, 2023, in-person at Blueprint’s office in Cambridge, MA. The salary range is $53,000-$58,000. This position is not eligible for any visa sponsorship.
The Policy and Communications Fellow will effectively communicate technical labor economics research with MIT faculty, affiliated faculty, and external audiences. Specific responsibilities include: data collection; editing papers, articles, essays, chapters, and other written content for publication; reviewing data analyses to translate research findings; copy-editing; preparing scientific presentations; creating data visualizations; conducting literature reviews and bibliographies, often using tools like BibTex; engaging in discussion in project meetings; and other related tasks. The fellow can expect to write about technical research results for different audiences and assist with efforts to disseminate findings, including events. Other duties will arise as needed. This position requires a high level of independent judgement and presents opportunities for professional development and on-the-job learning. The fellow can expect to work on multiple projects simultaneously, balancing deliverables on different timelines.
This position will be based in-person in our Cambridge, MA office. This position is not eligible for any visa sponsorship.
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The priority application deadline is extended to Sunday, September 25, 2022 at 11:59pm ET. We will continue to accept applications after the priority deadline through Monday, October 31, 2022 at 11:59pm ET.
Candidates who apply to meet the priority deadline and advance to further stages can expect the following additional activities:
MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin.
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