Full Time

Research Assistant (labor market issues & economic justice) at Center for Economic and Policy Research

Fields: economics, labor, statistics, data analysis, policy

Location: DC

About the Organization: CEPR was established in 1999 to promote democratic debate on the most important economic and social issues that affect people’s lives. CEPR conducts both professional research and public education so that the public is better prepared to choose among the various policy options. The professional research is oriented towards filling important gaps in the understanding of particular economic and social problems, or the impact of specific policies, both domestically and globally. As part of its public education initiative, CEPR utilizes research findings and analysis to challenge the myths, assumptions, policies and institutions that perpetuate economic and social inequality.

About the Position: The primary job responsibility is working with large individual-level datasets and related statistical programming. Other responsibilities include collecting and analyzing data from print and electronic sources, and preparation of charts, tables, literature reviews, and summaries of background material for broader research projects. The position involves maintaining and updating CEPR’s collection of large microdata sets at CEPRdata.org (including the CPS, ACS, PUMS, and others). Research Assistants are also typically responsible for helping in the design and execution of research projects, including the description of data sources, datasets, and research results, and preparation of accurate and organized drafts of technical reports. The focus of the work is labor market issues, including domestic social policy.

Special Requirements/Qualifications:

  • Successful candidates will possess a bachelor’s or master’s degree in economics, sociology, statistics, or a related field, and an interest in economic justice.
  • Experience writing programs in statistical software such as Stata or R is essential (experience with Stata is preferred).
  • Candidates should have a strong knowledge of statistics and basic econometric techniques; experience as a research assistant or performing similar work; knowledge of standard word processing, spreadsheets, and graphics software; and excellent oral and written communication skills.

Estimated Salary: $38,581 – $49,605 + benefits package. This position will be represented by the International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers, Local #70, AFL-CIO.

Deadline: October 22, 2018

Apply Here:
Center for Economic and Policy Research

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