Research Specialist II


The Empirical Studies of Conflict (ESOC) Project seeks a Research Specialist to provide geo-spatial and statistical analysis for a multi-university team of researchers.


The Specialist will develop and analyze micro-level datasets to explore the relationship between the practices of multinational extractive companies and local conflict outcomes in Africa, the Middle East and other regions of the world, and the efficacy of policies to mitigate the natural resource curse. The Specialist will work under the direction of the Principal Investigator, Jacob Shapiro, Professor of Politics and International Affairs at Princeton University, and Co-PI Tarek Ghani, Assistant Professor of Strategy at Washington University in St Louis.

This position is ideal for those with Masters degrees seeking an applied research position or exceptional recent undergraduates with a strong interest in pursuing a PhD in Economics or Political Science after acquiring a year of research experience.

This is a one-year term position. The position will be based at Princeton University, with the potential for both domestic and international travel if required.

Applicants should submit a cover letter and C.V. online. Upon request, candidates should be prepared to submit references, transcripts, and/or writing samples. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling


Essential Requirements include:

  • BA or more advanced degree, preferably in social science or statistics
  • Academic experience conducting micro-economic and statistical analysis as well as historical research
  • Proficiency with or ability to rapidly learn R, STATA, and ArcGIS software or equivalent
  • Excellent writing and analytical skills
  • Evidence of ability to take the initiative in solving practical research problems
  • Ability to work independently and to adjust to rapidly changing needs of researchers

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Masters degree in Economics
  • Two or more years of experience working on impact evaluation projects involving randomized trials or matched control designs
  • Experience with qualitative data collection, including interviews, focus groups and case studies
  • Previous experience working on issues related to natural resource extraction
  • Familiarity with the use of ESRI suite of products and Python scripting
  • Familiarity with SQL or other database systems
  • Experience with automated scraping of data from websites

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

Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW

Please use the following link to apply on their website:



UCLA Animal Law and Policy Program

The UCLA School of Law Animal Law and Policy Small Grants Program (“Program”) is seeking small grant proposals. The application period is open now and closes on December 1, 2018. We are happy to receive applications as soon as they are ready, but we will not make any offers of funding until we have reviewed all applications after the funding period closes.

This Program is designed to support legal and non-legal empirical scholarship to advance animal law and policy reform.  To learn more about the Program, including previously funded projects, please use this link:

I have also attached a PDF of our Request for Proposals.

Applications are welcome from any field as long as the potential application of the research to animal law and policy reform is clear. We have a particular interest in fields such as psychology, including moral psychology, sociology, philosophy, economics, and other social sciences. In addition, this year we are especially interested in empirical research applicable to legal reform focused on animals used in experimentation, animals harmed through pest control or “nuisance wildlife management” activities, and dogs at risk of being classified as “dangerous.”

Please be aware that we do not fund any type of research on live animals, and we cannot provide funding to scholars based at institutions outside the United States. We are open to collaborative projects with non-U.S.-based scholars, so long as the principal investigator is based at a U.S. institution of higher education throughout the funding period.

Our Program can be reached at 773-259-7760 or at if you have any questions.

UCLA Law School Animal Law and Policy Small Grants RFP Announcement

Mathematica Job Opportunity


My name is Rachel Galiber and I work for Mathematica Policy Research (MPR), a social policy and research firm headquartered in Princeton, NJ. We are interested in recruiting undergraduates who have recently graduated from your school for our International Research Assistant in Seattle, WA and Princeton, NJ.

Below is the link to the job notice which details the duties and requirements, along with a direct apply.  Please review and distribute to your students/alumni accordingly.   We will be reviewing applications in the upcoming weeks, so please encourage any students that are interested in the position to apply as soon as possible.

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Lincoln Financial Advisor

I hope this message finds you well! I am currently an intern with Lincoln Financial Advisors in San Ramon, CA and wanted to share this video about our intern program: Check out this video about our program!

We are actively looking for interns in our office in San Ramon, CA and in some of our other California offices:

  • Sacramento, CA
  • San Mateo, CA
  • San Diego, CA
  • Irvine, CA
  • Fairfield, CA
  • Oxnard, CA

Feel free to share this video with your students and if anyone is interested in learning more about the program we would love to put them in contact with our intern program manager Alanah Egan. She can be reached by email at or by phone at 925-659-0203. If you have any questions at all feel free to email or call me. Thank you!