Seeking: undergraduate research assistant (RA) to help assemble a historical data set of lawyers and law firms. The work will involve converting a digitized book of lawyer biographies into a neatly structured database. The student will program scripts that search for key text strings in the text, and convert the information into numeric variables associated with individual lawyers.
Qualified individuals will have experience using Python or a similar language to do basic data processing and cleaning, will have an interest in doing economic research, and will be able to do at least 10 hours of work per week during the summer. The position could lead to future opportunities to collaborate on research.
The pay is $15 per hour.
Students who are interested should email email@example.com with the following:
1. A paragraph stating your programming experience and your interests in economic research
2. Your resume/CV
3. The email of least one professional or academic reference
The deadline to be considered is June 15, 2017.