Short Term Research Assistant Service

LCC members can apply to use the services of a 20-hour per week graduate research assistant for a short period of time (typically up to 4 weeks). Priority is given to projects that (a) have a life course or population studies focus, broadly construed; (b) can quickly result in a publication and/or grant proposal; (c) can clearly benefit from short-term research assistance; and (d) do not already have external funding. Preference will be given to junior faculty. This is a free service.

To apply for this service, please complete this form and include the following information:

  1. Your name and departmental affiliation

  2. Details about your project: A title and a short (~2 paragraph) description of the overall project's goals and activities

  3. Describe the relevance or alignment of the project with the LCC research themes

  4. Information about the product that will result (e.g., a publication, a grant proposal, a conference presentation) and when that product will be produced

  5. A statement about current external funding support for the project

  6. A description of the specific activities the research assistant would do and (if not obvious) how they fit into the overall project

  7. The number of weeks the research assistant's services would be needed (at 20 hours per week) and a proposed starting date

Questions? Contact us at [email protected].

Beginning Fall 2023 short-term RA is Applied Economics PhD student Jiuchen Deng.

Jiuchen's Skills and Experiences:


Stata, R, QGIS, Matlab, Excel, and LaTex


Statistics (causal inference, micro-econometrics, research design, and data visualization)

Structural estimation (discrete choice models and the technology of human capital formation)

QGIS (shapefiles, visualization, buffer construction, and distance matrix)


Econometric Analysis, Microeconomic Theory, Labor Economics, Development Economics, and Industrial Organization

To learn more about his research skills and experience, please visit his webpage