Thursday, October 17, 2013


Full-time, starting Summer 2014. Fellowships last for one year, with an option to renew for a second year by mutual agreement of the professor and the fellow.

Assist with the research of Professor John J. Donohue at Stanford Law School. This is an excellent opportunity for those considering graduate school and/or law school in the future.
Prior Research Fellows have matriculated to Ph.D. programs at Harvard, Stanford, Yale, and MIT and law school at Harvard, Yale, Stanford, and Columbia. They have been drawn from diverse academic backgrounds, including economics, political science, history, applied math, public policy, statistics, and computer science.

As full-time Stanford University employees, fellows will receive a competitive salary and benefits package, including full medical and dental insurance, access to campus athletic and academic facilities, paid vacation time, professional development funds, and the capacity to audit Stanford courses and attend on-campus lectures and seminars free of charge.

Job responsibilities involve all aspects of the research process including:

  • Conceptualization of suitable empirical methodologies and models.
  • Collecting, managing, and structuring quantitative datasets.
  • Statistical analyses of complex datasets and interpretation of results.
  • Communication with government officials, industry stakeholders, and research collaborators.
  • Reviewing and contributing to the writing of academic publications and other policy reports.
  • Supporting teaching activities, when appropriate.
  • Job qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in the social sciences, mathematics, or another relevant field preferred.
  • Outstanding academic credentials and intellectual creativity.
  • Must be organized and highly detail-oriented.
  • Eagerness to take initiative and solve intricate problems.
  • Excellent time-management skills and ability to work effectively with minimal supervision and within a team.
  • Prior experience with quantitative data analysis, statistics, or econometrics.
  • Experience with statistical software such as Stata, SAS, R, or SPSS.
  • Exceptional research and analytical writing skills.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Must have an interest in law, policy, and economics.

How to apply:
The deadline for applications is 11:59PM PST on Sunday, December 1, 2013. Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply as early as possible. Please note this position is not visa sponsorship eligible, but applicants with OPT are eligible for this position. To apply, please do both of the following:

(1) Send a resume, cover letter, unofficial transcript, and at least two references with contact information via email to In your cover letter, please include specific details about your research skills and experiences. Be sure to list any statistical software packages (Stata, R, SAS, etc.) with which you are familiar. Questions from prospective applicants are welcome.

(2) Submit your resume online via the Stanford jobs website 

enter the job number 61055 in the keyword search field to locate this job posting and apply.

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