Real Estate Postdoc at MIT

Real Estate Postdoc at MIT

The MIT Center for Real Estate (MIT/CRE) has a postdoc opening to join a highly collaborative team of faculty and researchers focusing on all aspects of real estate and urban economics including: housing, urban growth, finance, development, investment, housing affordability, sustainability, and new technologies. Seeking a highly motivated individual who possesses excellent research skills and strong interpersonal skills who can work independently and contribute as part of a multidisciplinary team. Individual must possess a high degree of self-direction.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Perform independent research in areas including Urban Economics, Housing, Real Estate Finance, and the interaction between markets and housing affordability.
  • Publishing, presenting, and disseminating research to the global community
  • Collaborating with MIT/CRE professors in their research
  • Working with private, industry and/or government research sponsors to apply for research grants
  • Help identify projects and write case studies in urban economic and real estate finance, with an emphasis on affordable housing policies worldwide.

The postdoctoral associate will be expected devote about 63% of their time to Center-related duties, and the rest to their own research. This person will be able to acquire market-relevant research and teaching skills in urban economics and real estate. The candidate will also have the opportunity to be part of the vibrant research community at MIT, and to attend the institution’s research seminars.

Job Qualifications & Skills:

  • A Ph.D. in Economics, Finance, Statistics, Data Science, Transportation, Operations, Management, Engineering, or related fields.
  • Solid skills in data analytics, statistics, and econometrics
  • Excellent writing and verbal communication.
  • Proactive, optimistic approach to problem-solving, and time management.
  • Ability to incubate and envision new, innovative research projects and successfully manage their implementation.
  • Computer Skills: Statistical (as many as possible among): Stata, R, MATLAB, Python, Mathematica; GeoDatabases: ArcGIS10 or QGIS (or commitment to learn)

Supervision Received:

This individual will report directly to Albert Saiz, Daniel Rose Associate Professor of Urban Economics and Real Estate at the MIT/CRE and the MIT Department of Urban Studies and Planning.

The appointment is for two years with the possibility of extension to a third year depending on availability of funding.

To apply visit: 23569&localeCode=en-us

MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin.


About the MIT Center for Real Estate

MIT founded the Center for Real Estate (MIT/CRE) in 1983 to improve the quality of the built environment and to promote more informed professional practice in the global real estate industry. Educating the men and women whose innovations will serve the industry worldwide, we are home to the first-ever one year Master of Science in Real Estate Development (MSRED) degree. The MIT/CRE also offers a 2-week Certificate Program in Real Estate Finance and Development. Our pioneering research investigates the real estate transaction from initial concept to market reality, providing breakthrough innovation and knowledge that help organizations capitalize on today's dynamic markets and technologies.

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