Closed: LDI Replication project hiring Undergraduate Researchers for Summer 2019

replication students working at computers
Monday, April 1, 2019

Update: This position is closed.  Check back over the summer for the Fall posting.

We are looking for up to 10 students to work on the LDI replication project this Summer as undergraduate research interns.

  • Contact: Send your CV to, mentioning "LDI Replication Project".

  • Remuneration: An hourly rate commensurate with experience will be offered. $12.00 per hour, approximately 20 hours per week.

  • Goal: Ensure that supplementary materials for articles in a journal with a replication policy are (a) accessible (b) reproduce the intended results, (c) document results and findings.

Work description

Team members will access journal websites and pre-publication materials provided by authors, and analyze these on how to replicate the article results. The provided materials and instructions will be assessed using a checklist. The instructions will be followed (if possible), and success or failure to (i) perform the analysis (ii) replicate the authors' results will be documented. Other related activities, such as literature search or tabulation of results, may also be assigned. Team work is encouraged, and activity will be supervised by graduate student or faculty member. Team members must be at ease working in various computer environments (Windows Remote Desktop, local laptops) and software tools (statistical software, Git). This is ongoing work, and conditional on satisfactory work, renewal for subsequent summer or fall terms is possible and desirable.


Summer 2019 with potential to continue on. Employment terminates with graduation.

Necessary qualifications

Some experience with empirical social science data analysis using statistical software is required. Knowledge of at least one of Stata, SAS, R or Matlab is required, as is familiarity with the Windows Desktop environment. Experience with Git and the command line (Linux, Mac, or Powershell) are assets. Applicants must be current Cornell students.


Attendance on campus for a training session, all day on May 17, 2019, is compulsory. Weekly attendance of a coordination meeting is required.


Day-to-day presence on campus is not required for the actual work (all computer work will be performed on remotely accessible servers). Occasional absences (and participation by videoconference) are acceptable, but should be an exception.


Closes April 30, 2019.