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LDI seeks its next Research Aide and Replication Lab Supervisor

Opportunity for a savvy pre-doc to join LDI's Replication Lab

We are looking to hire a pre-doc for the role of "Research Aide & Replication Lab Supervisor"!

Working alongside Dr. Lars Vilhuber, Data Editor for the American Economic Association, the team collectively reviews about 500 top economics papers per year, conditionally accepted at the 8 AEA journals, for data provenance, documentation, and computational reproducibility.

The pre-doc will also:

  • explore cutting edge computing techniques that will facilitate computational social science research.
  • assists authors in depositing data, including sensitive and confidential data;
  • interact with hundreds of researchers from around the world every year.

The role involves close collaboration with the Data Editor to supervise student workers, work independently on replication projects, and serve as a team leader to a team of student replication researchers. Responsibilities include research, writing and analysis; independent academic replication; project planning and coordination.

For more information on the work of the AEA Data Editor, see

Please see our Workday posting for specifics on desired qualifications, compensation, and details on how to apply.

Preferred start date for this term position is July 1st, 2024 (some flexibility).