Explore open post-baccalaureate research positions at our consortium institutions.
Pathways to Research and Doctoral Careers
Pathways to Research and Doctoral Careers (PREDOC) is a consortium of universities and research institutions that aims to foster a talented, diverse, and inclusive population in the quantitative social sciences.
Consortium members collaborate to prepare Bachelor's and Master's degree students for a potential academic career. We do this in particular through predoctoral research programs: paid, full-time, post-baccalaureate research positions working directly for faculty, where recent graduates are mentored and prepared for careers in the academy, institutes of policy research, and industry.
Here's who we are at a glance.
Overview of the Consortium
Each consortium institution is committed to cultivating research environments and workplaces that are diverse and inclusive. We actively recruit and mentor post-baccalaureate researchers who bring new perspectives to our academic disciplines and strengthen our ideas. Our practices include:
- Proactively reaching out to, mentoring, and recruiting individuals who are underrepresented in our fields.
- Expanding our engagement with diverse populations to increase and diversify the pool of predoctoral candidates.
- Establish academic and professional development opportunities, including mentorship programs.
- Minimizing the onus of data tasks in the hiring process, which can create barriers to those who are time, resource, or otherwise constrained.
- Providing trainings on best hiring practices to hiring managers and post-baccalaureate researchers.
- Establishing program-wide mentoring, as well as academic and professional development opportunities.
While consortium institutions are primarily business schools and economics departments, we welcome interest from individuals with a wide range academic backgrounds. The faculties at PREDOC institutions include economists, computer scientists, statisticians, psychologists, engineers, and sociologists, to name only a few fields. We are eager to engage with anyone interested in quantitative research in the social sciences.