Jobs at JRCPPF

Research Specialist (multiple openings)

The Julis-Rabinowitz Center for Public Policy and Finance is looking for successful candidates who will assist a group of Department of Economics faculty members (including Atif Mian, Adrien Matray, David Schoenherr, Natalie Cox Bachas, Moritz Lenel, and Motohiro Yogo) in various aspects of their research. The research projects involve questions relating to macroeconomics and finance.

The position will include a variety of tasks that provide preparation for graduate school, such as: managing large data sets, statistical analysis, coding optimization routines, summarizing research findings and editing research papers. Additional duties may be assigned. The senior research specialist will work under the general direction of Professor Atif Mian and may also work collaboratively with at least one other senior research specialist. 

In addition to working closely with faculty, senior research specialists participate in the vibrant academic life of Princeton University, including auditing classes, attending seminars, and interacting with undergraduate and graduate students and with post-doc fellows.

This position is ideal for exceptional graduating seniors or final year masters students with a strong interest in pursuing a Ph.D. in Economics after acquiring one or two years of research experience. Following the completion of this position, most research specialist have gone on to top Ph.D. programs in economics and finance.

This is a one-year term position renewable for an additional year contingent on satisfactory performance.


Essential Qualifications: Minimum BA/BS degree in Economics or Math; Excellent analytical, empirical, research and writing skills; Knowledge of statistics/econometrics; Knowledge of statistical programming, particularly STATA; Knowledge of mathematical modeling tools such as Matlab is a plus, Knowledge of standard internet tools and HTML is desirable; Familiarity with standard social science data sources and knowledge of publishing software is desirable.

Candidates should provide a CV and an unofficial transcript.

Applications will be reviewed and offers made in two rounds: one in late fall and one in late winter. Application deadlines are November 31, 2018 and March 31, 2019 respectively. Short-listed applicants will be asked to complete a technical exercise.

The final candidate will be required to successfully pass a background check.

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Postdoctoral Research Associate

The Julis-Rabinowitz Center for Public Policy and Finance (JRCPPF) at the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University seeks candidates for a postdoctoral research associate position starting September 1, 2019.

Primary criteria are the quality of the applicant's research and expertise in financial markets and macroeconomics. The candidate's work should link important policy questions with economic theory. The position provides an outstanding opportunity for independent research as well as opportunities for collaboration with Princeton faculty, graduate and undergraduate students. There are no teaching obligations. 

Postdoctoral Research Associates are expected to participate actively in the intellectual activities of Princeton University. Applicants must have received a PhD, preferably within the last 2 years (or expected by September 2019). This is a 12-month term appointment with the possibility of renewal contingent on satisfactory performance and funding.

Applicants must apply online at and submit a cover letter, C.V., one or at most two research papers, and contact information for three references. This position is subject to Princeton University's background check policy.