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 senior research staff. The Research Associate will also assist in the day-to-day assignments of student research assistants.

Competitive salary commensurate with relevant experience.

Requirements

The ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s or a master’s degree, preferably in Economics or Finance, with exposure to retirement issues, labor economics, and/or health economics. The Center is looking for someone who is well organized and detail oriented, has strong research and analytical skills, as well as strong writing and communication skills. Experience working with micro data and some knowledge of econometrics and statistical packages, such as SAS or STATA is valuable. Experience programming in Python and Matlab would be a plus.

How to Apply

Complete the online application here.

Ph.D. ECONOMIST

Job Description

The Center for Retirement Research at Boston College is seeking a Ph.D. Economist to study issues related to retirement and aging, such as labor and public economics; household finance; and health policy for the older population. Specifically, the Research Economist will develop grant proposals, produce academic papers and other written products, and mentor junior researchers. The Research Economist will also be involved in identifying opportunities to attract research funding from government, corporate, and foundation sources.

Requirements

The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. in Economics or Public Policy and familiarity with retirement issues. Some travel is required. Salary is dependent upon experience.

How to Apply

Complete the online application here. Please upload a cover letter, resume, and writing sample.