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DaVita Business Analyst

DaVita Health Care is accepting applications for a Business Analyst.

Team Torchlight, within our Revenue Operations (ROPS) group, is a key driver of DaVita’s growth.

Team Torchlight identifies, develops, and implements strategies to support DaVita’s growth and financial health in a quickly evolving healthcare landscape. Additionally, the team focuses on optimizing current processes through report automation and database management.

As an Analyst on Team Torchlight, you will join a team of highly motivated individuals and will be a key player in enhancing operating analytics, improving existing reporting, and independently leading analyses in order to help identify new strategic growth opportunities.

Pre-Doc Fellowships Fall Recruiting Round at Opportunity Insights

Opportunity Insights is looking to hire several students for the pre-doctoral fellowship program for full-time positions beginning in summer 2022. We are looking for students to work with us for 2 years after they graduate from college (or a Masters program). In addition to working as research assistants, the pre-doctoral fellows often co-author papers with other students or faculty in a team-oriented lab environment. The program thus serves as a good bridge between college and graduate school for students interested in applied microeconomics.

Pre-doc Research Professionals at University of Chicago Booth School

Fall pre-doc positions now available at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Pre-docs (sometimes called Research Professionals or full-time RAs) are two-year appointments working directly for faculty on their research in the quantitative social sciences (QSS).  Students who are interested in graduate study in QSS fields but do not yet feel ready for a PhD program, or who are uncertain whether they want to pursue a PhD, find these positions to be especially useful.  Students with rigorous quantitative backgrounds outside of the social sciences (e.g., physics, engineering) have used the pre-doctoral path to transition into QSS programs.  Through their work for faculty, pre-docs expand their research toolkit, learn more about the research process, and pick up important credentialing through faculty letters of reference.  These are competitively paid positions with full benefits.

Students can sign up to hear about new job opportunities when they are ready to apply (e.g., a freshman could sign up to hear about new postings in three years).  The PREDOC Consortium also provides a wealth of programming and information sessions, as well as guides to the pre-doc application process.  PREDOC’s offerings are growing rapidly, so students should check back frequently.

Staff at Booth and PREDOC are more than happy to answer any questions you have about pre-doctoral opportunities.  Please reach out to ResearchProfessional@lists.chicagobooth.edu or info@predoc.org with any questions or to arrange a meeting.  Please don’t hesitate to reach out as one of our goals at Booth is to reduce as much as possible the informational frictions surrounding these positions, to help you advise your students effectively.

Pre-doc Research Analyst at Wharton University of Pennsylvania

Full-time RA positions available for graduating seniors and/or masters students who are looking for 2-3 years of research experience before heading off to grad school. Our best RAs have gone on to econ Ph.D. programs like Harvard, Stanford, and Yale. The RAs work with researchers on topics related to applied micro, real estate, household finance, public finance, development, and urban economics.

Treasury International Affairs is accepting applications for its next class of Junior Fellows

Treasury’s Office of International Affairs is now accepting applications for its 2022-2024 class of Junior Fellows.  The Junior Fellowship program is a highly selective, fixed two-year program for new college graduates to work shaping international economic policy for the United States.

To apply, email a cover letter, resume, and transcript(s) attesting to academic qualifications and career goals to IAFellows@treasury.gov by October 30,  2021.

Candidates passing a first round of screening will be asked to respond to two short essay questions.  Applications will be evaluated in December 2021 for Fellows to start in summer 2022 (or at a mutually agreed alternative time).

Please see here for more details regarding the position and application process.

RA Position at Brookings Institution, Summer 2022

The Economic Studies Program at the Brookings Institution is conducting our fall Research Assistant recruitment, for positions starting in summer 2022. Each year we employ approximately fifteen research assistants for two year appointments, preferably beginning between June 1 and August 1, 2022. This cycle, we are seeking to hire approximately eight new assistants. This is an excellent opportunity for recent graduates!

Applicants should have a Bachelor’s degree by summer 2022 in Economics, Mathematics/Statistics, Public Policy, or other Social Sciences with a minor in Economics and will need to submit a cover letter, resume, two letters of recommendation, and a transcript. The application deadline is October 15, 2021.

Opportunity to Publish Your Research – Tulane Journal of Policy and Political Economy

The Tulane Journal of Policy and Political Economy is accepting article submissions for our next edition!

The Tulane Journal is an internationally-recognized undergraduate publication focusing on student research in politics, economics, and public health. Submitted articles are reviewed by an 50-person faculty-review panel, and those that are accepted are published in print and online, as well as indexed in a variety of online sources such as Google Scholar. We are officially partnered with the Tulane Departments of Political Science and Economics, the Tulane School of Public Health & Tropical Medicine, and the Politics, Philosophy, and Economics (PPE) Societies of the University of Oxford and the London School of Economics.