Assist with the research of Professors John J. Donohue, Jacob Goldin, Daniel Ho, Daniel Kessler and Alison Morantz at Stanford Law School. Designed for graduating seniors or recent college graduates, fellowships provide a unique opportunity for those considering graduate school, law school and/or business 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 a variety of undergraduate disciplines, including economics, political science, applied math, public policy, statistics and computer science.
Successful applicants will be matched with a specific professor based on background and interests. 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.
Fellowships are full time positions lasting approximately one year, with an option to renew for a second year by mutual agreement of the professor and the fellow.
Job responsibilities vary by position, but 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
- Report writing and manuscript preparation
- Bachelor’s degree, preferably in the social sciences or another relevant field
- Outstanding academic credentials and intellectual creativity
- Eagerness to take initiative and solve intricate problems
- Excellent time-management skills and ability to work effectively with minimal supervision
- Experience in a quantitative discipline such as economics, political science, statistics, applied math or engineering
- Exceptional research and analytical writing skills
- Programming experience in Stata, SAS, R, Python or other languages is preferred, but not required
- Prior research experience and coursework in the empirical social sciences is preferred, but not required
How to Apply
The application process for the class of 2017-2018 is complete. Hiring for the class of 2018-2019 will begin in fall 2017. If you would like to submit an application early, email the following materials to email@example.com:
- Brief cover letter explaining your interest in the position
- Current resume
- Transcript (unofficial version acceptable)
- Short academic writing sample, preferably empirical or social science-related
- Contact information for at least two references, preferably able to speak to academic research skills
Do not contact the professors or their support staff with any application materials.
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