The Research Assistant provides research assistance and administrative support in the Metropolitan Policy Program at Brookings. Conducts high-quality research on public policy issues; organizes and analyzes large datasets; identifies appropriate data sources and responds to statistical/analytical queries from senior research staff; prepares tables, maps, graphics, and presentations on Program’s research findings; provides literature reviews and background memoranda. The scope of research includes race, class and social inequality, urban issues and economics; As needed, the Research Assistant also oversees travel and event logistics, constituent list management, expense reimbursements, and other administrative duties.
Research Assistance (80%)
Administrative Support (20%)
Required: Bachelor’s degree in economics, public policy, or other related field required. At least one year work experience in a fast-paced environment.
Preferred: Experience managing and manipulating multiple, large-scale datasets and delivering quality research preference.
Required: Strong interest in race, class and social inequality, urban issues and economics; high-level proficiency in Excel is required; capacity to quickly master analytical methods and related software a must. Must also possess clear writing skills and superb organizational and interpersonal skills, as well as the kind of poise, tact, discretion and mature judgment required in a highly visible and impactful organization. Must be comfortable taking initiative, paying attention to detail, and working in an ever-evolving policy environment.
Preferred: Knowledge of ArcView GIS mapping, Stata, Python, and/or PowerPoint preferred; demonstrated ability to undertake research assignments with limited supervision is a plus.
Brookings requires that all applicants submit a cover letter and resume. Please attach your cover letter and resume as one document when you apply.
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