Stanford Law School Empirical Research Fellowship Opportunity

Description

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 or master’s program graduates, the fellowship provides 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, MIT, Princeton, Columbia, and NYU 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 medical, dental, and vision insurance, access to campus athletic and academic facilities (to the extent that any ongoing pandemic restrictions allow), paid vacation time, professional development funds, and the capacity to audit Stanford courses and attend on-campus lectures and seminars free of charge.

Applications are now being accepted. First round applications are due by 7:00AM PST on Monday, October 18, 2021. The deadline for second round applications will be decided in late October, depending on the needs of the program.

Commitment

Full-time, starting Summer 2022. Some applicants available to start earlier will also be considered. Fellowships are full-time positions lasting approximately one year, with an option to renew for a second year by mutual agreement of the professor and the fellow.

Responsibilities

Job responsibilities vary by position, but involve all aspects of the research process including:

  • Conceptualization of suitable empirical methodologies and models
  • Collecting, managing, and structuring quantitative datasets
  • Statistical analyses of complex datasets and interpretation of results
  • Communication with government officials, industry stakeholders, and research collaborators
  • Report writing and manuscript preparation

Qualifications

  • Experience in a quantitative discipline such as economics, political science, computer science, statistics, or applied math
  • 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
  • Exceptional research and analytical writing skills
  • Programming experience in R, Python, Stata, SAS, and/or other languages is strongly preferred
  • Prior research experience and coursework in the empirical social sciences is preferred, but not required

How to Apply

There will be two rounds of application review. The deadline for the first round is 7:00AM PST on Monday, October 18, 2021. The deadline for the second round will be decided in late October, depending on the needs of the program. Applications will be evaluated on a rolling basis and preference will be given to first-round applicants. The position is visa sponsorship eligible (J-1) and applicants with OPT are also eligible for this position.

If you wish to apply, please fill out the following fields at the bottom of this page. Note that you can save an incomplete submission and continue at a later time if needed.

Questions

Please see our FAQ page. If your question is not addressed there, please email us at fellows@law.stanford.edu. Do not contact the professors or their support staff with any questions about hiring.

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