Hiring Post-Doctoral Associates at the IDE
We are pleased to open this year's hiring process for Post-Doctoral Associates at the IDE. Post-Doctoral Associates play an integral role on the IDE research team. We look forward to engaging a new cohort this year.
Postdoctoral Associate Job Description
The IDE is in search for two Full-time Post-Doctoral Associate positions, available June/July 2022 for two (or three) years
MIT Sloan School of Management’s Initiative on the Digital Economy (IDE)
Professor Sinan Aral
The IDE seeks to hire one or two Postdoctoral Associates to work on understanding the diffusion of new technologies and related management practices in the US Economy and their impact on economic outcomes for workers, firms, and the economy. These projects will be in collaboration with Professor Sinan Aral.
The focus will be broadly on the Metaverse and Web 3.0, and specifically on blockchain, crypto-assets, decentralized currency design, NFTs, decentralized finance (DeFi), and smart contracts. This research agenda focuses on understanding the impact of emerging blockchain and decentralized financial technologies on the digital economy, the drivers of initial and wide-spread adoption, and implications for regulators and digital governance bodies working towards ensuring market integrity and consumer protection.
Highly motivated postdoctoral researcher with: (1) extensive experience in causal inference, econometrics, experiment design, and statistical modeling; (2) excellent coding skills and expertise in working with large datasets; (3) familiarity with the literatures on economics of digitization, the digital economy, and market design; and (4) interest in blockchain, crypto-assets, and web3. Must be able to work well with academics and industry executives alike. English language skills (verbal and written) must be strong. PhD in a Management Science or Economics field with the Doctorate conferred prior to start date.
Commensurate with experience, and competitive with similar positions.
Please send a CV, letter of intent, and research sample to IDE Executive Director David Verrill (firstname.lastname@example.org, with copy to email@example.com) by March 18, 2022. Select candidates will be interviewed during March, with offers expected by the end of April 2022.
About the MIT Sloan School of Management and Initiative on the Digital Economy
The MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy (IDE – ide.mit.edu) is a team of internationally recognized thought leaders and researchers examining how people and businesses work, interact, and prosper in a time of rapid digital transformation. Key elements of our work include a robust research (35 projects across six “pillars” of research) and publication agenda; convenings for scholars, practitioners, funders, and policymakers focused on the future of work; and public communications via leading national and international media outlets that help to amplify our findings to even broader, non-specialist audiences. This interconnected agenda, which builds on more than a decade of related work at MIT, has enabled the IDE to become a prominent, trusted, and non-partisan source of fact-based research at the center of a large and growing network of experts.
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Please send a CV, letter of intent, and research sample to IDE Executive Director David Verrill (firstname.lastname@example.org, with copy to email@example.com) by March 18, 2022. Select candidates will be interviewed during March, with offers expected by the end of April 2022.E-Mail Us!