The Center on Poverty and Social Policy at the Columbia University School of Social Work focuses on poverty and social policy issues in the United States. The center is conducting analyses of policy proposals aimed at reducing poverty and economic insecurity. This position will assist with data analysis as well as provide contributions to Center articles and reports. The position involves conducting microsimulation analyses of potential policy reforms using major household datasets such as the Current Population Survey, the American Community Survey, and the Survey of Income and Program Participation. The position also involves assistance with data cleaning and analysis of data from the Poverty Tracker, a longitudinal panel study of adults in New York City.

This position is grant-funded.

  • A Bachelor’s degree in economics, sociology, political science or related discipline and an intermediate level micro-economics course is required.
  • Familiarity with anti-poverty research and programs
  • Strong interpersonal, analytical, and organizational skills
  • Strong mathematical skills
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Experience with Stata or other statistical programming software

We highly encourage candidates from groups that are historically underrepresented in academic research to apply.

Ideal candidate would be able to join the team as soon as September or shortly thereafter.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, beginning immediately.