Research Fellow in Empirical Law and Finance

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      A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in a relevant quantitative field (e.g., economics, finance, business, data science, statistics, or a related field)

      Experience with statistics

      Programming experience in Python and substantial programming experience in Stata, R, SAS or similar statistical programming language

      A strong, demonstrated interest to conduct academic research in a relevant field

      Outstanding academic credentials and intellectual creativity

      Eagerness to take initiative and solve intricate problems

      Excellent time-management skills and ability to work effectively with minimal supervision

      Exceptional research, analytical writing, and communication skills

      Prior experience with machine learning and natural language processing is a plus.

Professional Development Opportunities:

      Collaborate with Stanford business law faculty, gaining insights and mentorship for academic or professional advancement.

      Exposure to empirical research methodologies, building a foundation for graduate studies in law, business or economics.

      Opportunity to co-author research papers.

      Active involvement in impactful research projects.

      Access to a multitude of academic workshops in law, business and economics that are open to the Stanford community.

Salary and Benefits: 

The expected pay for this position is $67,000 per annum.  Stanford University provides pay ranges representing its good faith estimate of what the university reasonably expects to pay for the position. The pay offered to the selected candidate is determined based on factors including (but not limited to) the qualifications of the selected candidate, budget availability, and internal equity.

Stanford provides excellent retirement plans, time-off, and family care resources, which you can read more about here:

Application Instructions: To be considered, please submit the following items along with your online application:

      Statement of interest (including a summary of relevant prior experience)



      Sample programming code

      Contact information for at least two references, preferably one able to speak to academic research skills 

The deadline for the first round is 12pm PST on Monday, February 5, 2024. The deadline for the second round is 12pm PST on Monday, March 4, 2024. Applications will be evaluated on a rolling basis and preference will be given to first-round applicants.

*Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of the job.

*The job duties listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification and are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level of responsibility. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.

*Stanford Law School seeks to hire the best talent and to promote a safe and secure environment for all members of the university community and its property. To that end, new staff hires must successfully pass a background check prior to starting work at Stanford University.

*Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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