The Center currently has the following open positions:

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.

Requirements

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 tsiknis@bc.edu.


Research Associate:

Job Description

The Center for Retirement Research at Boston College is seeking a full time Research Associate.  The Center was created through a grant from the Social Security Administration to promote research on retirement issues and transmit the findings to policy makers, the research community and the public.  The Research Associate will be directly involved in the various research activities at the Center.  This involves contributing to research papers, producing descriptive statistics, drafting research summaries, helping prepare presentations and responding to informational queries.  The Research Associate will work under the direction of the Center Director and the Associate Director for Research.  The Research Associate will also assist in the day to day assignments of student research assistants.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree
  • Exposure to retirement issues, labor economics, and/or health economics
  • Well organized and detail oriented
  • Has strong research and analytical skills
  • Has strong writing and communication skills

 
Preferred:

  • Experience working with micro data and some knowledge of econometrics and statistical packages, such as Sas or Stata
  • Experience programming in and Matlab
  • Degree preferably in Economics or Finance

 
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 tsiknis@bc.edu.