Postdoc, Impact Data and Evidence Aggregation Library

Full-time

On Site

Deadline

June 9, 2024

About the organization

CEGA

The Center for Effective Global Action

Organization type

Research Institution

In A Nutshell

Location

On Site

Salary

$90,000

Job Type

Full-time

Experience Level

Entry-level

Deadline to apply

June 9, 2024

Collaborate closely with CEGA affiliate Graeme Blair, and manage a large team of researchers for pilot data extraction

Responsibilities

  • The postdoc will collaborate with Professor Miguel, Professor Graeme Blair (UCLA), and co-investigators in economics and political science from CEGA’s academic network to develop IDEAL.
  • The work will begin with a pilot in which the candidate will oversee the extraction of a minimum set of fields for a curated initial set of 1,000 studies, and develop protocols for the library’s ongoing growth and maintenance.
  • The postdoc will oversee a team of 5-10 research associates, providing them with regular technical input and managing their workflow.
  • The postdoc will also coordinate with the other engaged research teams at the World Bank, University of Toronto, and Northwestern’s Global Poverty Research Lab (GPRL).
  • The postdoc will help design the platform that researchers and policymakers will use to query the resulting data and support the identification of (and engagement with) potential policy partners.
  • The postdoc would be encouraged to spend 33% of their time on individual research pursuits.

Skillset

  • A PhD in Political Science, Economics, Statistics, or a related field at the time of starting the position.

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