We are hiring! Full time research assistant

Please enter the number 1600587 into this Princeton website to apply.


Job description:

Betsy Levy Paluck, Professor in the Department of Psychology and the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University, is seeking applications for a research specialist. See a description of her team's work, combining social psychology, field methodology, network data, and social intervention evaluation, here: http://www.betsylevypaluck.com
The successful applicant will join a dynamic research group that includes postdoctoral associates and graduate and undergraduate students. The research specialist will assist with many aspects of research, helping to plan, implement, and to manage data from field and laboratory experiments. Other important work will include conducting literature reviews; conducting data analysis; and contributing miscellaneous research support, including scheduling, assistance with grants and with ethics applications. 

Applicants with various backgrounds, including computer science, sociology, economics, and political science, are welcome in addition to applicants with a background in psychology. Interest in and engagement with our laboratory's research is more important than disciplinary background. Other key applicant attributes include quantitative data analysis experience or computer programming, writing skills, and excellent organizational skills. If the applicant does not have an extensive data management or quantitative analysis background but knows some basic computer programming and is willing to learn, the position could include training. 

Finally, we look for someone who will share in our enjoyment of and enthusiasm for research, mentoring, and learning. 

Initial appointment is for one year with possibility for renewal pending satisfactory performance and funding availability. The proposed start date is September or October 2016. Please submit a cover letter, CV, and contact information for two references. Applications will be evaluated beginning immediately, and will continue until the hiring process is complete. 

The final candidate will be required to complete a background check successfully.  

Essential Qualifications

-Bachelor's degree in psychology, economics, computer science, sociology, political science, public health, or related fields. 
-Writing and editing skills. 
-Strong managerial and organizational skills  

Preferred Qualifications

-Previous research experience in designing and conducting field and/or lab experiments
-Quantitative analysis or data management or computer programming experience (Python, STATA, R) 
-Grant writing experience