Data Programmer/Pre-Doctoral Research Associate

Detailed Job Listing:

job family: Managerial & Professional 

STARS Requisition: 41027BR/41058BR
University Job Title: Intern, 2 year fixed duration 
Department Job Title: Data Programmer/Pre-Doctoral Research Associate  

Grade: 00                                                                                       

Position Focus: 

Reporting to Yale School of Management faculty members, the Data Programmer/Pre-Doctoral Research Associate is responsible for supporting research in the International Center for Finance (ICF) by managing projects in these fields.

Essential Duties: 

  1. Participates in the development of operations and procedures for the collection, editing, verification and management of statistical data.
  2. Reviews relevant literature, performs data collection, cleans, and applies statistical skills to the design of research studies.
  3. Assists in cleaning and preparing a data set on stock market index and home buyer surveys. 
  4. Identifies and collects data on a historical archival project that could provide the foundation for research collaboration.
  5. Codes and conducts p-hacking analyses on papers for a research project.
  6. Provides general support for data preparation and cleaning for faculty members.  

Required Education & Experience: 

Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Sociology, Psychology, Statistics, Political Science, Finance, or a related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Required Skills & Abilities: 

  1. Proficiency in STATA, SPSS, SAS, Excel and willingness to learn R.
  2. Ability to manipulate large amounts of data and have advanced reasoning and analytical skills.  
  3. Experience with data collection and cleaning.
  4. Demonstrated time management skills.
  5. Strong verbal and written communication skills.


Demonstrated understanding of research design and statistical skills.  Global orientation; experience working across countries and regions, and fluency in more than one language.


  • Customer Service Focus – Listening carefully to and understanding customers’ needs and proactively responding to those needs in a consistent and timely manner.
  • Teamwork/Communication – Working cooperatively to achieve common goals. Support cooperation, collaboration and the sharing of information.
  • Product Excellence – Provide the best quality product available and continuously upgrade standards to maintain quality.
  • Leadership – Provide direction and motivation to others through communication, modeling appropriate behavior, optimism and high achievement.
  • Innovative – Openness to new ideas and their implementation. Ability to react and adapt to changing situations appropriately.
  • Strategic Thinking – Recognize opportunities, identify critical, high pay-off activities and prioritize them to attain goals.

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