The Center currently has the following open position:

Research Economist:

Job Description

The Center for Retirement Research at Boston College is seeking a Research Economist to develop and conduct a variety of research projects on issues relating to retirement income, such as Social Security, employer-provided pensions, household saving, and labor force issues concerning older workers. The Center was created in 1998 through a grant from the Social Security Administration (SSA) to promote research on retirement issues and transmit the findings to policy makers, the research community, and the public.

The Research Economist will have primary responsibility for conducting and completing specific projects and will also assist on other projects as needed. Specifically, the Research Economist will develop research proposals, conduct quantitative research using micro datasets such as the Health and Retirement Study and the Survey of Consumer Finances, monitor the work of research assistants, and produce papers and other written products, such as issue briefs, in response to specific deadlines. The Research Economist will present research results at conferences and other forums. The Research Economist will also be involved in identifying opportunities for research funding and completing proposals to attract funding from government, corporate, and foundation sources.


The ideal candidate would have a Ph.D. in Economics, with 3 years or more of experience and familiarity to retirement issues. We are looking for someone who is well organized and detail oriented, skilled at juggling multiple assignments, has exceptional research and analytical skills, and exceptional writing and communication skills. Some travel is required. Salary is dependent upon experience.

How to Apply

Please send a cover letter and resume to Marina Tsiknis, Associate Director for Administration, Center for Retirement Research, via e-mail at