Research Economist/Senior Research Economist

Job Description

The Center for Retirement Research at Boston College is seeking a Research Economist/Senior 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 Economist will have primary responsibility for conducting and completing specific projects and will also assist on other Center projects as needed. Specifically, the 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 Economist will present research results at conferences and other forums. The Economist will also be involved in identifying opportunities for research funding and completing proposals to attract funding from government, corporate, and foundation sources.

How to Apply
Please apply through the American Economic Association website.

Staff Assistant

Job Description

The Center for Retirement Research at Boston College is seeking a Staff Assistant to provide support in the overall administration of the Center.

The Staff Assistant position supports the CRR in all administrative tasks, including, but not limited to:

  • Answering the Center’s main phone line and monitoring the CRR general inbox.
  • Maintaining the Center’s calendar and coordinating meetings.
  • Providing support to the CRR researchers in grant proposal preparation for new projects as well as the renewal process for existing grants.
  • Coordinating logistics and booking arrangements for staff travel.
  • Maintaining office supply levels and placing work orders.
  • Processing, documenting, and reconciling financial transactions.
  • Supporting the Undergraduate Fellowship program.
  • Performing other daily operational functions as directed.


The ideal candidate would have a bachelor’s degree with one to three years of professional experience.  The person would have the ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment, excellent communication skills both written and verbal as well as being able to perform financial transactions and other tasks with a high degree of accuracy.

  • A high level of proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and Google Suite is required; experience with Adobe Creative Cloud is a plus.
  • Experience scheduling and making travel arrangements preferred.
  • Knowledge of Boston College Financial Systems (PeopleSoft) preferred.
  • Experience with grant administration, budgets, and administering training and education programs desirable.

How to Apply
Please apply through the Boston College website.