Pre-Doctoral Research Fellow


Position type: full time

Start date: ideally would start January 2024, but the start date can be flexible (earlier or later)

Description: The position will entail close collaboration with all stages of the research process on projects in economics, organizations and management science. A list of ongoing projects can be found on this website. The successful candidates will work closely with me and my co-authors, as well as a group of part-time research assistants and graduate students.

Primary responsibilities include collecting and verifying primary data via survey methods, cleaning and analyzing large datasets, generating figures and tables, conducting literature reviews of particular topics and drafting non-technical policy briefs. Example tasks include learning survey methodology and collecting data via direct interviews, use statistical techniques and “big data” approaches to understand wage policies; learn to design and implement organization-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.  Past pre-docs under our supervision have been accepted into major economics/applied economics masters and PhD programs (including Chicago, USC, Cornell Dyson, Pittsburgh, UCL, LSE, Oxford and ETH Zurich).


  • Bachelor’s and/or Masters in Economics, Strategy, Management or related disciplines;
  • 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 Brazilian Portuguese an asset.

We prefer to have the successful candidate relocate to Ithaca, NY to work at the Cornell University campus, but can offer the flexibility of working remotely within the US for short periods of time.

PLEASE NOTE WE CANNOT SPONSOR VISAS AT THIS TIME. You must be eligible to work in the United States for at least one year to qualify.

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

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. After the interview you may be asked to complete a short technical exercise. Applications will be accepted until all positions are filled.