Full Time Research Assistant

We are seeking to hire up to two full-time research assistants (RA) to join the Dyson School for the period of one year starting in Fall 2021 (start dates in January 2022 can be considered).


The RA will assist with data collection and analysis tasks on a series of research projects led by myself and Prof Wolfolds that focus on organizational economics, strategy and management science. A list of ongoing projects can be found in the professors’ websites. The successful candidates will work closely with us, as well as a small group of part-time research assistants and graduate students in all stages of the research process.

Primary responsibilities include collecting and verifying primary data via survey methods, cleaning and analyzing large datasets, helping to draft proposals, generating figures and tables, and conducting literature reviews of particular topics. For example, you will use cutting edge statistical techniques and “big data” approaches to understand minimum wage policies; conduct sophisticated empirical analyses to uncover the causal impact of gender-based board quotas on corporate performance; learn to design and implement employee-level surveys and field experiments; and interact with outside academic experts and policy leaders involved with these projects. This one-year position is ideal preparation for top Ph.D. programs in economics, business strategy, and related fields.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Strategy, Management or related disciplines required;
  • Master’s degree in one of the disciplines an asset;
  • Proficiency in Stata required;
  • Ability to use or willingness to learn LaTeX required;
  • Previous research experience strongly preferred;
  • Additional statistical software packages (e.g., SAS, R, or Python) an asset;
  • Ability to read and understand Portuguese an asset.


The position is full-time, limited to one year, compensation is $45,000 (with benefits). We prefer to have the successful candidate relocate to Ithaca, NY to work at the Cornell University campus, but offer the flexibility of working remotely within the US for periods of time. Please note that we cannot directly sponsor visas for this position.

To apply, please fill out the form by clicking the button on the left.

Shortlisted applicants will be asked to complete a set of technical exercises and may be called for an interview after successful completion of the exercises. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.