Research assistant opportunity:

Work with Assistant Professor Martin Mattsson from the National University of Singapore

I seek to hire one full-time research assistant based in Dhaka to support my research agenda on air pollution, government institutions, and political economy. For more information about my research see my website https://martin-mattsson.com .

The research assistant would be hired through the ARCED Foundation (https://arced.foundation) and will be working out of our office in Mirpur DOHS.

Why Working With ARCED Is Fun?

At ARCED we focus and thrive on the quality of the work we do and believe everything and everyone else will join. Our work constantly keeps us on our toes and motivate us to connect with young professionals/talents, exposing them to work in a like-minded environment with relentless competition and challenges. We facilitate regular learning sessions through workshops, we call it “Baithhak” where you get to learn from each other in the hope of building better and skillful resources. In ARCED, you can make money with smart and impactful works, and you can be taken seriously without wearing a tie — who wouldn’t want to work in a casual environment where you can make a difference?

Roles and Responsibilities
  • Collect, clean, and analyze data related to research on air pollution, judicial institutions, public service delivery, and political economy
  • Implement field experiments (Randomized Controlled Trials) and large-scale data collection efforts
  • Create visualizations of research results
  • Read and summarize research papers
  • Assist in administrative tasks related to the research process
  • Required skills and interests
  • A genuine interest in doing quantitative social science research in economics or related fields.If you do not have this interest, you will not enjoy the work and will not find the skills you learn on the job useful
  • Stata or R coding experience
  • Good English and Bengali written and oral communication skills
  • Bachelor or Masters degree in Economics/Statistics/Computer science/Engineering or any quantitative field of study
  • Desired skills and interests (these are a plus but not required)
  • An interest in political economy, development economics, and the effects of institutions
  • ODK, KoBoToolBox, or SurveyCTO XLSForm coding experience
  • Knowledge of econometrics and economic models
  • Experience with web scraping and/or coding in python or other languages
  • Time period

    The RA should be able to start as soon as possible but no later than January 31, 2023. If you are not able to start by January 31, 2023 please indicate this in your application, we may still consider you for future positions starting at a later date. The work will start with a 2 months’ probation period after which it will be turned into a position lasting until August 2024. An extension to a full-time position may be possible.

    Location

    Mirpur DOHS, Dhaka
    Depending on project needs you may also make field visits to other parts of Bangladesh.

    Salary
    BDT 70,000 to 100,000
    How to apply:

    Please fill out the application form carefully and attach your resume (not more than three pages), university transcripts, a cover letter with a short bullet point list of reasons for why you would be a good candidate (no longer than half-page a page in font size 12), along with the best work of yours i.e, report, do file, Rscript, SurveyCTO/ODK XLSForm or any other work sample). Interviews for the position will be held in November 2022.

    For any queries please send an email to: ra.martin.mattsson@gmail.com and cc arced-hr@arced.foundation