Professors Nicholas Papageorge and Stefanie DeLuca are accepting applications for Research Assistants at the Poverty and Inequality Research Lab (PIRL). The positions will begin in the summer or fall of 2021 and last up to 2-years. Research Assistants will be integrated into at least one home department (Economics or Sociology).
Short-listed applications will be contacted to complete an exercise and may be called for an interview. Please contact Professors DeLuca (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Papageorge (email@example.com) for questions.
Closely collaborate with Professors Papageorge and DeLuca on cross-disciplinary, methodologically broad, policy-relevant, empirical social scientific research related primarily to poverty, inequality, race, education, labor and housing. For recent examples of their work, see https://otheramerica.org/ and https://nicholaswpapageorge.com/
Collect and analyze data.
Participate in weekly research group meetings.
Prepare mandatory reports and documents/protocols.
Conduct literature searches.
Attend seminars and other departmental events.
Perform miscellaneous related duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree in a related discipline required.
Some related experience required.
Additional education may substitute for required experience and additional related experience may substitute for required education, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
JHU Equivalency Formula: 18 graduate degree credits (semester hours) may substitute for one year of experience.Additional related experience may substitute for required education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.
Bachelor’s or Master’s preferred should have interests in either Economics (especially: applied microeconomics, structural methods and decision-making or Sociology (especially: urban sociology, sociology of education, social stratification) or both (preferred).
Interest in pursuing a Ph.D. in Economics, Sociology or Public Policy.
Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Experience in basic descriptive or intermediate social science analysis and software is expected.
Excellent written and oral skills and the ability to communicate effectively are essential as well as strong organizational, administrative, project management, and problem-solving skills.
Ability to manage and track large amounts of sensitive and diverse data, ability to balance multitude of ongoing competing deadlines, and the ability to work with independently and with others.
A strong quantitative background, experience with programing (ideally in statistical programming languages) and/or working with micro-level data and/or a strong background conducting qualitative research, including experience with in-depth interviews, ethnographic observation and analytic software (such as MAXQDA, NVivo or Atlas.ti).
Classified title: Research Assistant
Working title: Research Assistant
Role/Level/Range: ACRO 37.5/E/03/CD
Starting Salary Range: $15.24 - $20.95 (commensurate with experience)
Location: Mergenthaler 533 - 3400 N Charles St., Baltimore, MD
Department name: 10001377-Sociology
Personnel area (School): SOAS – School of Arts and Sciences
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