Research Associate

Job Description

The Center for Retirement Research at Boston College is seeking a full time Research Associate. 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.


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.

Research Economist

Job Description

The Center for Retirement Research at Boston College (CRR) is seeking a full-time Research Economist with a Ph.D. in economics or public policy to study the economics of aging. The ideal candidate will be specialized in any of the following: labor economics; public economics; lifecycle modeling; or health policy for the older population. Candidates must have familiarity with U.S. domestic policy.

The CRR was established in 1998 through a grant from the U.S. Social Security Administration and remains entirely grant funded. Its mission is to produce first-class research and forge a strong link between the academic community and decision-makers in the public and private sectors.

The Research Economist will produce academic papers and other written products, and mentor research associates. In collaboration with other researchers at the CRR, the Research Economist will also develop grant proposals to attract funding from government, corporate, and foundation sources.

How to Apply

Please apply through the American Economic Association website.