Join the team at the Brookings Institution’s Economic Studies program (ES), and work with experts as they focus on addressing obstacles to long-term economic growth and opportunity. This is a great opportunity for someone with an interest in developing simulation models of social and (occasionally) biological systems that can help inform policy decisions. The Research Programmer is responsible for agent-based model implementation and/or manipulation, output presentation; topics vary and include: public health, education, economics, and behavioral/social sciences. The ideal candidate will have familiarity with advanced mathematical and statistical concepts that can be used to characterize elements of these systems, and an ability to quickly become adept at working in new software environments and with existing code.
70% Programming Simulation and Statistical Assistance
30% Visualization and Reports
Education/Experience Requirements: Bachelor’s degree required. Degree in engineering, computer science, mathematics, or statistics preferred. Master’s degree in a related field a plus. One-year of relevant experience required; job experience in computer modeling preferred; experience can come from prior employment, internship, or applicable undergraduate/graduate work. Competence to undertake research assignments with little supervision.
Knowledge/Skills Requirements: Strong programming skills, strong mathematical skills, ability to quickly adapt to new software environments, facility with empirical data and statistics are all required. Experience or familiarity with agent-based computational modeling highly preferred but not required. Experience with NetLogo, Repast, Java, R, and/or Stata a plus.
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