UPDATED Nov 5. ALL Positions for the Fall semester are now filled. Please do NOT apply to any RA positions listed below.
The following faculty members and PhD students are currently looking for research assistants this semester. All of these positions are for credit. Students registered for GU4996 will receive either 1 college credit and be charged for 1 credit (relevant only to students who pay by the credit). To participate in a faculty research project at no cost, GS students have the option of registering for GU4995 for 1 credit for which they will not be billed. In both cases, students will receive a letter grade on their transcript indicating that they worked as an RA. However, in the case of GU 4995, the 1 credit may not be used to fulfill the minimum credit limit of a Columbia degree. Research positions typically entail 5-7 hours of work per week. Research credit may not be used as a substitute for elective or seminar requirements in the major.
If interested in a position, please contact the researcher directly at the email address provided. If you are selected as the RA then contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
When contacting the researcher regarding a position, you should include a copy of your Columbia transcript (unofficial is ok) and a CV/resume.
Maggie Shi (PhD student) is looking for an RA for a project on affordable housing, US policy, and local politics. She will need help with data cleaning and geocoding (no prior data or coding experience necessary).
Miguel Acosta and Joe Saia (PhD students) are looking for an RA to assist with studying the effects of Federal Reserve announcements on macroeconomic expectations, using high frequency financial market data. To start, the work would involve gathering and analyzing the data, so a basic familiarity with Excel is required. Some knowledge of Matlab, Stata, R, python, or julia is preferred, as is familiarity with a Bloomberg terminal (but not required).
Lorenzo Lagos (PhD student) is looking for an RA to assist on a project studying the impact of collective bargaining agreements on labor market outcomes in Brazil. He is looking for a motivated undergraduate student who speaks Portuguese fluently to help in a variety of tasks, including reviewing legal cases on union disputes and classifying worker occupations from free text. The selected candidate should expect 5-7 hours of work per week during which he/she will develop highly-valued skills, e.g., summarizing key points from a vast literature, natural language text processing, etc.