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Research Associate Job Description :Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management

This is a two year term position requiring 100% full-time effort with the possibility of extension pending available funding and performance.

The Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management (AEM) is a large and diverse school within the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. It is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate School of Business (AACSB), the international accrediting body for business programs. It includes 47 professorial academics, four incoming professorial academics; 11 non-professorial academics, one incoming non-professorial academic that are internationally known scholars with training in the fields of applied economics and management science.  The Dyson community also includes 700 undergraduates, 230 undergraduate minors, 100 graduate students, and 38 members of the professional and support staff.  AEM is integrally involved in major research and extension outreach programs.

This position will require frequent contact with personnel in and outside the university to coordinate and execute research and outreach projects.  Must be able to work quickly and effectively under pressure, display excellent data management and analysis skills, effectively supervise student researchers, use good judgement in accomplishing tasks that are urgent or of a sensitive or confidential nature, and make decisions from a range of choices. Must meet important deadlines that may have an impact on the University’s and the Tata-Cornell initiative’s reputation.

The research requires very strong technical skills in analytical and empirical research, to include managing, cleaning and analyzing large data sets (for example, national, regional, and district level and household data sets), strong written and oral communications skills for drafting papers for peer-reviewed publication, presenting results at professional events, as well as excellent organization skills to plan and coordinate research activities in a collaborative environment.  This academic member will spend roughly three-quarters time on writing and research activities, with the remainder spent on outreach and general management support functions.  Ability and willingness to travel internationally and conduct field-based research is required. 

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