Job & Research Opportunities

Job & Research Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in working with FSI. Please find below our current job and research opportunities for Stanford students. If there are no current opportunities please check back soon for new postings!

RA position: Forgone Medical Care During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Economists at Stanford FSI Asia-Pacific Research Center seek assistance with research on the effect of COVID-19 on population health, specifically to assist studying the extent of foregone care for managing diabetes, a prevalent and severe condition, as a result of COVID-19. The RA will assist with econometric analysis of patient-level medical claims data, including defining metrics of healthcare and prescription utilization, and how these metrics have been impacted by the pandemic.

Requested skills of student: Student should be familiar with applied microeconomics and have experience with data analysis (e.g. econometrics), specifically using machine learning and other statistical concepts for causal inference. Experience with R and SQL preferred. Some background in health economics would be useful, as well as prior experience analyzing medical claims data.

Anticipated commitment:  10-15 hours per week, winter and spring quarter, with possibility of extension and/or coauthorship of a policy sub-component of the research.

Please email a CV and statement of your interest to Lisa Lee,

APARC Hiring 2020-21 Research Assistants

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to take massive tolls on lives and livelihoods at home and abroad, students have been thrown into turmoil and are facing uncertainties about funding, graduation, research opportunities, and career choices. At Shorenstein APARC, we are committed to supporting Stanford students as best we can. We are therefore announcing today new quarter-long research assistantships for current undergraduate and graduate students working in the area of contemporary Asia. These opportunities are in addition to our recent internship and fellowship offerings.


Shorenstein APARC is seeking to hire motivated and dedicated undergraduate and graduate students as paid research assistants who will work with assigned APARC faculty members on projects focused on contemporary Asia, studying varied issues related to the politics, economies, populations, security, foreign policies, and international relations of the countries of the Asia-Pacific region.

2020-21 research assistant positions will be offered in the fall, winter, spring, and summer quarters. We expect to hire up to 10 research assistants per quarter.

Application Cycles
Students should submit their applications by the following deadlines:

  • Applications for fall 2020 by September 1, 2020;
  • Applications for winter 2020 by December 1, 2020;
  • Applications for spring 2021 by March 1, 2021.

The positions are open to current Stanford students only. Undergraduate- and graduate-level students are eligible to apply.

All positions will be up to 20 hours per week (minimum of 10 hours per week). The hourly pay rate is $17 for undergraduate students, $25 for graduate students.

Hiring is contingent upon verification of employment eligibility documentation.

The fall-quarter employment start date is September 16, 2020.

Successful candidates may request appointment renewal for a consecutive quarter.

Apply Now

  • Complete the application form and submit it along with these 3 required attachments:
  • Arrange for a letter of recommendation from a faculty to be sent directly to APARC. Please note: the faculty members should email their letters directly to Kristen Lee at

We will consider only applications that include all supporting documents.

Contact Us

We are happy to discuss our research assistantships and answer your questions.