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Assistant Researcher, Digital Economy Insight Community - The Fletcher School
Tufts University

Date Posted Aug. 20, 2021
Title Assistant Researcher, Digital Economy Insight Community - The Fletcher School
University Tufts University
Medford\/Somerville, MA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Classified Staff
  • Research/Technical/Laboratory

This is a grant funded position and is not eligible for severance pay.

Department summary:
The Fletcher School is the United States' first professional graduate school of international affairs.  Since 1933 Fletcher's multi-disciplinary education in international relations, law, and business, has prepared the world's leaders to become innovative problem-solvers in government, private sector, and non-governmental organizations.  The Fletcher School seeks to fulfill its mission in the most environmentally sensible way possible.

 The Institute for Business in the Global Context (IBGC) focuses on the interplay between global business and the fundamental forces that shape the context in which enterprises operate. The Institute cultivates "contextual intelligence" by considering the geopolitical, legal, financial, security, macroeconomic, humanitarian, and environmental impacts on business. IBGC, through its ongoing "Digital Planet" research program, measures the rate and state of digitalization around the world and conducts an interdisciplinary study of the impact of digital innovation and emerging technologies on society and the world writ large.

Job Summary:
Under the supervision of the research manager and/or Research Leaders, and in collaboration with other research analysts, this position provides specialized subject matter knowledge and analytical support to execute research program(s).  Participates in developing goals and strategies; creates data management and filing systems; prepares and runs code for data cleaning and custom analysis of large data sets; builds and maintains relationships with external data partners; coordinates and assists with all data gathering and analysis activities for the programs. Assists the research manager and/or Lead Researchers with analysis and research, literature review, presentation briefs, contributes to report writing, first drafts, summaries, visualization, and content for lectures and talks. Conducts research, drafts reports, and collects results. Prepares data for publication and for publishing in publicly accessible repositories. Trains and supervises students and temporary employees working with the lead investigators. The candidate will engage with the team in any other work-related tasks assigned by the lead investigators. This is a gift/ grant-funded position for two years, with the possibility of renewing for up to three years (subject to funding).

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