Professional Specialist - The Niehaus Center for Globalization and Governance

Princeton University
  • Location
    Princeton, New Jersey
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Jun 16

Position description

The Niehaus Center for Globalization and Governance in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs invites applications for the position of Professional Specialist. Reporting to the Director of the Niehaus Center, the professional specialist will work with faculty members, visiting fellows, and graduate students associated with the Niehaus Center to provide data and statistical support for their research projects. The position requires one to work closely with associates of the Center to provide timely and creative support for research and computing. The successful candidate will create analytic datasets from a wide array of sources and will prepare statistical analyses of data. In addition, the successful candidate should be able to write summaries of research, perform literature searches and reviews, and post and retrieve information from the internet. The candidate will maintain the Niehaus Center website and World Economics and Politics (WEP) Dataverse.


  • Excellent research and writing skills
  • Proficiency in statistics and econometrics
  • Strong background in quantitative, experimental research and statistical methods.
  • Knowledge of statistical packages including STATA and/or R
  • Knowledge of standard internet tools and HTML
  • Familiarity with specialized software and tools, such as AricGIS, LaTeX, and GitHub a plus
  • Familiarity with standard political science, economics and/or sociology data sources


  • Master's degree in a social science discipline such as Politics, Economics or Sociology. Ph.D. preferred

The successful candidate must be well-organized, attentive to detail, and able to respond to deadlines in a timely manner. 

This position is subject to the University's background check policy.

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