The Senior Research Analyst conducts and oversees research and analyses on economic and labor-market trends, dynamics, and conditions in metropolitan areas/regions; authors reports, papers, summaries, strategic plans and Brookings publications to support and/or advance the innovation and managing disruption portfolio; provides project management to work produced by Brookings in collaboration with external partners; develops and maintains partnerships with members of the Program’s audience in national research organizations and local economic development organizations.
Research and Writing (60%)
Project Management (20%)
External Engagement and Communications (20%)
Bachelor’s degree in a social science discipline and at least four years of work experience in fast-paced, public sector-oriented office (e.g., government, non-profit, or policy/political organizations) required; or Master’s degree in Economics, Public Policy, Public Administration, Geography or other social science discipline with at least two years of practical work experience required. Experience in managing and manipulating multiple large-scale datasets and analyzing economic and social data also required.
Strong interest in national, state, and local dimensions of “metropolitan” economies and policy strongly preferred; understanding of global economic issues is a plus; proficiency in Excel and statistical software (STATA, R, or SAS) required; basic knowledge of ArcGIS mapping preferred; dexterity with visualization and PowerPoint and Keynote for presentations preferred; capacity to learn other types of statistical and graphics programs preferred; strong organization, strong interpersonal skills, eye for detail, creativity and design, mature judgment; ability to work in a fast-paced environment and with multiple senior staff; clear writing skills preferred. Competence to undertake research assignments with little supervision.
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