Research Analyst at Brown University

Professors John Papay and Matthew Kraft invite applications for multiple Research Analyst positions in the Brown University Department of Education. The job entails close collaboration with Professor Papay and/or Professor Kraft and a small team of researchers on quantitative research in educational inequality, urban education policy, and the economics of education. Possible projects include analysis of exit examination policies and research related to teacher professional learning, teacher evaluation, and teacher improvement. We believe this position is particularly well suited for students who are considering pursuing a Ph.D.

The position is a full-time position based in Providence, RI. It is a one-year position with opportunity for renewal based on successful performance. Anticipated start date is June 1 (with flexibility). Applications will be reviewed beginning on February 24th and will continue until the position is filled. To apply, please visit:

The position’s major responsibilities include:

  • Conducting complex quantitative data analyses in Stata.
  • Conducting literature reviews across a diverse range of disciplines.
  • Collaborating on scholarly articles and writing policy memos and grant applications.
  • Managing elements of large-scale research projects.

Successful applicants will exhibit the following qualifications:

  • Skills in quantitative data analysis and program evaluation.
  • Advanced proficiency in Stata.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with other researchers.
  • Strong written and verbal communication.
  • Excellent time management and organization skills.
  • An earned Bachelor degree and preferably a master’s degree and/or two years of professional experience in education, economics, public policy, or related fields.
  • Background in economics of education preferred.

To apply, please submit:

  • A cover letter describing: your interest in the position and career goals, the date you are able to start work, your familiarity with Stata and other programming languages, a description of relevant prior experience with quantitative research (e.g., research assistantship or a senior thesis)
  • Writing sample (of any type)
  • CV or resume
  • An unofficial transcript
  • An example .do file from Stata (if possible).
  • Names, e-mail addresses, and phone numbers of 3 references (letters are not required)

For more information about the position, please contact John Papay ( or Matt Kraft (

Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

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