Job Description - Research Assistant

China Future City Lab (CFC Lab)

Department of Urban Studies and Planning at MIT


The China Future City Lab (CFC Lab) is seeking a student research assistant with public health and/or environmental science background.

Duties & Responsibilities

Providing research assistance on the theme “Green cities”, one of the three core research themes of CFC Lab. The selected candidate will document the dose response functions of different air pollutants for the total population and subpopulations.



  • Surveying existing literature on the health damages of air pollution

  • Creating table with overview of the findings.

  • Estimating dose response functions for subpopulations.

  • Presenting updates on weekly meeting with principal investigators.


  • Candidates should have knowledge of health science.

Time Status

  • Part-time: up to 5 hours per week.

  • This position begins immediately and lasts till January 2020.


  • Hourly-payment: $20 per hour worked.

  • Weekly timesheet reports that will be approved by principal investigators.


Applications should provide a CV and cover letter  Application open until filled.