Research Staff Associate 2023

Columbia Business School is seeking to hire one Research Staff Associate.   The job posting can be found here.

Deadline: Open until filled

The Columbia Business School is seeking to hire one Research Staff Associate to support research on gender and racial equity in private equity. The primary research project aims to build a comprehensive database covering the employment histories of private equity investment professionals in the United States (“Equity in Private Equity”) under the supervision of Professor Michael Ewens. This database’s first goal (Phase 1) is to characterize women’s representation by title, firm size, firm type, and location. The second, longer-term goal (Phase 2) is to document the differences in career paths between male and female professionals in the industry. The construction of the database will focus on building it from scratch so that this project is not dependent on commercial data provider licenses. This strategy also allows us to disseminate the data publicly. This data will be the critical input for periodic reports written for the industry’s stakeholders. Ultimately, it will provide critical inputs for the gender and racial representation benchmarking performed by private equity firms.

Applicants should have experience programming in R, Stata, or Python and will be provided opportunities to learn any missing skills.  Many databases will be maintained in SQL databases, so familiarity with and working in the terminal is preferred.

If you have any additional questions about the position, please contact Michael Ewens.