Postdoctoral Associate, Institute for Data, Systems, and Society
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
September 6, 2018
Working at MIT offers opportunities, an environment, a culture – and benefits – that just aren't found together anywhere else. If you're curious, motivated, want to be part of a unique community, and help shape the future – then take a look at this opportunity.
POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATE , Institute for Data, Systems, and Society (IDSS) , to work with Chris Magee, professor of the practice at MIT IDSS and codirector of the International Design Center, and Giorgio Triulzi, assistant professor at Universidad de los Andes School of Management (Bogotá, Colombia) and research affiliate at MIT Sociotechnical Systems Research Center. The intention is to spend the first year at MIT and the second year at University of the Andes. Will primarily work on a project to develop a new artifact-based classification of technologies, matching it with industry classification systems and analyzing patent data to identify high-potential diversification pathways. A specific focus of the project is to provide data-driven policy and managerial recommendations to middle-income countries for the achievement of innovation and industrial development targets described in the Sustainable Development Goals. Will also be encouraged to contribute additional research ideas within the broad field of the title given for this call.
REQUIRED : Ph.D. at the start of the postdoc; a strong research interest in the field of technological innovation and its relationship with economic growth and development proven by work in this area; strong quantitative skills, including advanced econometrics and statistics experience and ability to handle and analyze data; fluency in English; and experience programming in Python, R, or MATLAB. Knowledge of Stata is desirable. Expertise in economics, including a degree, would be favorable. Experience working with large patent datasets would be a plus. Knowledge of Spanish could be helpful. Job #16512
The application deadline is November 15, 2018. Notification of being shortlisted will be an invitation to a Skype interview. The tentative start date is December 1, 2018, possibly later if a visa is required.
In addition to applying online , with a CV and motivation letter, via the MIT website, please also submit the following documents, with the email subject line
Internal Number: 16512
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