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 Research Fellow to support research on our workforce initiatives. The Research Fellow will work closely with Blueprint Labs Co-Director David Autor, MIT Institute Professor Daron Acemoglu, and collaborators at other universities to study the impacts of automation and labor market inequalities in the United States (see previous work). 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? Watch our video about “Working at Blueprint Labs.”
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 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 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.
In the past, Research Fellows in this role have employed econometric and machine learning methods to conduct analysis on the societal impacts of automation, innovation, new work, and globalization on American workers. Examples of these projects include:
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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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