J-PAL facilitates recruitment for postings from our 117 affiliated professors as well as J-PAL’s regional offices and partner organizations. J-PAL’s Global Office is at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, MA, and J-PAL’s regional offices are at the University of Cape Town, IFMR (India), the Paris School of Economics, and PUC Chile.
J-PAL affiliated professors employ research staff through a variety of research centers, including Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA), Centre for Microfinance, Evidence for Policy Design (EPoD), Center for Effective Global Action (CEGA), Ideas42, and the Small Enterprise Finance Center. J-PAL affiliates also hire research assistants at their home universities. Only staff hired for positions at J-PAL in Cambridge, MA will be hired as MIT employees. All other staff, including those hired by J-PAL regional offices, will be hired by the specific research center or university they are working with.