Senior Research Associate
Innovations for Poverty Action 8 reviews - New York, NY

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Senior Research Associate will report to Principal Investigator Chris Blattman. This position is best suited to those considering a PhD in Economics, Political Science, or a related discipline.


The Senior Research Associate will assist in the development of data collection protocols, prepare requests for approval to relevant internal review boards (IRB), clean data collected from the field and help with data analysis, write project reports, and help other research assistant tasks as needed. Data analysis will comprise over 70% of work.

  • A Bachelor's or Master's degree in economics, social sciences, public policy, or related fields.
  • Knowledge of Stata (required)
  • Strong statistical and mathematical background
  • Excellent management and organizational skills
  • Fluency and excellent communication skills in English
  • Familiarity with randomized controlled trials preferred
  • Experience living in a developing country preferred
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