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.
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
There will be two rounds of application review. The deadline for the first round is 7:00AM PST on Monday, October 30, 2017. The deadline for the second round is 7:00AM PST on Monday, January 8, 2018. Applications will be evaluated on a rolling basis and preference will be given to first-round applicants. The position is visa sponsorship eligible (H1B) and applicants with OPT are also eligible for this position. Apply online at http://law.stanford.edu/empirical-research-fellowship/. Make sure to upload each of the following:
• 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
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