Staff Associate

Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy, Columbia University in New York

Deadline Open until filled
Date Posted February 13, 2014
Type Non tenure track
Salary Not specified
Employment Type Full-time

The Experiments in Governance and Politics (EGAP) network at Columbia University is pleased to announce a search for an exciting position for professionals interested in working on leading edge experimental research in developing areas. The successful candidate will be appointed as a staff associate in the Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy (ISERP). The initial one-year appointment is renewable subject to satisfactory performance and available funding. The Staff Associate will work closely with the Director and Board of Directors in a variety of tasks related to research and program development. Responsibilities will include overseeing the establishment and management of a web based query tool for facilitating coordination between research teams and development practitioners; providing oversight on the development of the website; coordinating the work of social science and journalism Research Assistants in the generation of briefs, working paper series, and web content; assisting in the development of show case working papers by grant recipients; gathering research design and drafting policy briefs and related material and day-to-day correspondence with funders and other key contacts; organizing the biannual research meeting in coordination with local hosts and meeting committees; supporting initiatives for developing research agendas such as an annual call for seed grant or full grant rounds for EGAP members; and supporting EGAP at external events as well as at University meetings. 


A Master's degree and two to four years of professional experience are required. Competence in quantitative analysis is highly desirable and may, in part, substitute for related experience.


The incumbent should have excellent writing and editing skills, as well as excellent communication, interpersonal, analytical, and organizational skills. The incumbent should have experience supporting research sites or other research entities, managing and coordinating projects, and experience in working in both domestic and international organizations. The incumbent should demonstrate the ability to work both independently and as part of a team. 


 All applications must be made through Columbias online site.  For more information and to apply, please go to:


 Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.


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