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Research Assistant - Tepper School of Business

Job Description

The Tepper School of Business is home to many programs and research programs that cross d subject areas. We approach scientific problems from fresh angles using creative interdisciplinary approaches while drawing on our strengths in the core social sciences. Tepper faculty members are nationally and internationally recognized for their research in a variety of fields, including organizational behavior and theory, economics, finance, and accounting.

Carnegie Mellon University’s Tepper School of Business is searching for a Research Assistant.  This is an excellent opportunity for someone who thrives in an interesting and challenging work environment. You will contribute to the department by providing essential support by working on optimal control problems in continuous time. This is a part-time position typically scheduled to work up to 10 hours/week through the end of the semester.

Your core responsibilities will include:

  • Help develop, design and conduct research projects according to plan

  • Participates in formulating research methods, recommending options and solutions

  • Works independently on the collection of data, published works, database design and analysis of results

  • Prepare reports and drafts manuscripts

  • Other duties as assigned

Flexibility, excellence, and passion are vital qualities within the Tepper School of Business.  Inclusion, collaboration and cultural sensitivity are valued competencies at CMU. Therefore, we are in search of a team member who is able to optimally interact with a varied population of internal and external partners at a high level of integrity. We are looking for someone who shares our values and who will support the mission of the university through their work.

You should demonstrate:

  • A strong background in macroeconomics and mathematics

  • A toolkit in mean field games


  • Bachelor’s degree required

  • 0-1 year of experience required

  • A combination of education and relevant experience from which comparable knowledge is demonstrated may be considered.

Additional Information:

  • This is a fixed term position with an estimated through the end of the semester.

Are you interested in this exciting opportunity?! Apply today!

CMU’s COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements: As a condition of employment, Carnegie Mellon University requires all staff and faculty working in the United States to be fully vaccinated, including a booster when eligible, against COVID-19. Prior to commencement of employment, new hires in the United States must provide proof of vaccination or obtain an approved exemption. (Exemptions may be requested for medical reasons or for religious or strong moral or ethical conviction.) Staff and faculty must comply with all applicable COVID-19 mitigation requirements. Please see Minimum Requirements to Return to Campus for details regarding the university’s current COVID-19 mitigation requirements.


Pittsburgh, PA

Job Function

Pre/Post-Doctoral Associates & Fellows

Position Type

Staff – Fixed Term (Fixed Term)

Full Time/Part time

Part time

Pay Basis


More Information: 

  • Please visit “Why Carnegie Mellon ” to learn more about becoming part of an institution inspiring innovations that change the world. 

  • Click here to view a listing of employee benefits

  • Carnegie Mellon University is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

  • Statement of Assurance

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