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Columbia University Staff Associate - Accounting in New York, New York

Posting Details

Job Requisition Number 00001481

Field(s) of Specialization

Position Title Staff Associate - Accounting

Department BUS Business

Division Business School

Location

Summary Description

Columbia Business School is seeking to hire one or more predoctoral Staff Associates of research for the accounting division. The work will include quantitative and qualitative research and analysis involving the collection, coordination and management of information and data. This predoctoral position provides an opportunity to gain experience in academic accounting and economics research and would be ideal preparation for a PhD program in accounting, finance, economics, or other related fields. This is a two-year position with a possible extension to a third-year.

The Research Staff Associate duties include: • Collect, clean, and maintain datasets and databases. Extract and link data from multiple databases for analysis. Prepare detailed documentation. • Develop models and implement program code (STATA, Python, SQL, R, SAS, Matlab, etc.).
• Perform statistical analysis, including regression analysis and machine learning techniques. • Assist with data analysis and dissemination of findings through the preparation of reports, journal articles, presentations, web sites, and other research outlets. • Perform case-based research, including work with detailed primary documents.

Minimum Degree Required

Bachelor’s degree in Economics or Finance or Accounting or in a quantitative discipline such as Mathematics, Statistics, Engineering with coursework in Accounting, Economics and Finance.

Minimum Qualifications

• Strong quantitative background. • Programming experience in one or more of the following: STATA, R, SAS or Python. • Familiarity with statistical tools such as regression analyses. • Familiarity with text parsing and analysis (natural language processing) and/or machine learning techniques is preferred. • Candidate must be organized and able to work on multiple projects simultaneously.
• Prior research experience in a research role as a research assistant during the academic year or a summer internship in a research lab or governmental institution such as the NY Fed is preferred.

Preferred Qualifications

Additional Information

RAPS posting date 02/17/2020

Search Closing Date

Special Instructions to the Applicant

Please upload your transcript to “Other Document 1” when uploading your application documents.

Proposed Start Date 07/01/2020

EEO Statement

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran

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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  • What is your undergraduate GPA (4.0 scale preferred; otherwise state the scale)?

(Open Ended Question)

  • On a scale of 0 to 5, please describe your level of experience with Stata. 0= never used it, 1 = used it once, 2 = used it a few times, 3 = comfortable, 4 = very comfortable, 5 = expert

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  • On a scale of 0 to 5, please describe your level of experience with Python. 0= never used it, 1 = used it once, 2 = used it a few times, 3 = comfortable, 4 = very comfortable, 5 = expert

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  • On a scale of 0 to 5, please describe your level of experience with Perl. 0= never used it, 1 = used it once, 2 = used it a few times, 3 = comfortable, 4 = very comfortable, 5 = expert

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  • On a scale of 0 to 5, please describe your level of experience with SQL. 0= never used it, 1 = used it once, 2 = used it a few times, 3 = comfortable, 4 = very comfortable, 5 = expert

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  • On a scale of 0 to 5, please describe your level of experience with SAS. 0= never used it, 1 = used it once, 2 = used it a few times, 3 = comfortable, 4 = very comfortable, 5 = expert

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  • On a scale of 0 to 5, please describe your level of experience with R. 0= never used it, 1 = used it once, 2 = used it a few times, 3 = comfortable, 4 = very comfortable, 5 = expert

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  • On a scale of 0 to 5, please describe your level of experience with Matlab. 0= never used it, 1 = used it once, 2 = used it a few times, 3 = comfortable, 4 = very comfortable, 5 = expert

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  • Are you interested in applying in a PhD program after working as an RA?

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  • Have you taken any PhD level courses?

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Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents

  • Curriculum Vitae

  • Writing Sample/Publication 1

  • Other Document 1

Optional Documents

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