Job Description

Are you…

An aspiring policy-wonk who gets a kick out of figuring out whether to use OLS or probit in an econometric model?

Proficient in at least one computer-programming language and enjoy writing computer programs for hours at a time?

Someone who learns quickly and independently, and who likes to review and summarize academic literature?

If so, you might be interested in applying to work as a full-time Research Associate at the Center for Retirement Research (Boston College). The Research Associate will be directly involved in all of the activities the CRR engages in as part of its core research projects, including:

  • Collecting and analyzing data.
  • Contributing ideas, numbers, charts, and words to working papers, policy briefs, and presentations.
  • Responding to questions from the press and presenting CRR’s work at conferences.
  • Writing grant proposals.


  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree, preferably in a social science
  • Proficiency in a statistical analysis package or programming language
  • Coursework in statistics
  • Demonstrated interest in research (e.g. through an internship or independent research project)

How to Apply

Complete the online application here. Please upload both a cover letter and resume.


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.

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.