Blueprint Labs is recruiting multiple Research Fellows based at MIT in Cambridge, MA. Blueprint Labs is a growing team of professionals devoted to using data, economics, and analytic tools to generate insights 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 Research Fellow to support research on our workforce and education initiatives. The Research Fellow will work closely with one of the Blueprint Labs Directors or Co-Directors, including Josh Angrist, Parag Pathak, and David Autor, and collaborators at other universities. This position also offers the opportunity to work 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? Check out “A Day in the Life at SEII” (note that our lab used to be called SEII!).
Research 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 Fall 2022, in-person at Blueprint’s office in Cambridge, MA. The salary range is $53,000-$58,000.
The Research Fellow will work on research projects with MIT faculty members and additional affiliated faculty. Specific responsibilities include constructing and preparing data for analysis, conducting analysis in Stata, Python, and/or R (or similar), presenting results and engaging in discussion in project meetings, and editing papers for publication. Fellows can also expect to manage advanced code bases and write about results for different audiences. 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.
Shortlisted candidates will be asked to complete a data exercise, submit a short writing sample, and can expect to participate in multiple interviews.
We are accepting applications until this position is filled.
Blueprint Labs is also hiring a Policy and Communications Fellow to work with Professors Autor and Acemoglu. Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply for one or both positions.
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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