The Research Assistant, Tax Policy Center undertakes in-depth research and policy analysis on a range of economic, health and social policy issues for a Senior Fellow. Duties include programming simulation, and statistical assistance to designated scholar(s), database collection and database management, and drafting materials and summarizing results for incorporation into working papers and publications. The Research Assistant will also provide administrative, project, and event support to the Tax Policy Center and Senior Fellow.
This position is entry-level and involves data analysis, verification of statistical and other material in manuscripts, statistical calculations, literature searches, and drafting written materials. This position offers no opportunity for independent research during the first year. This position is best suited for those who have received an undergraduate degree in Economics, Mathematics, or other social sciences with a minor in Economics. Preferred start date is between June 1 and August 1. The starting annual salary will be mid 40’s.
Quantitative Analysis, Programming, and Statistical Support (45%)
Research Support (20%)
Office and Administrative Support (20%)
Event Planning (10%)
Communications and Outreach (5%)
Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Mathematics/Statistics, Public Policy, or other Social Sciences with a minor in Economics required. One year of job or internship experience in economics, policy research, and/or computer modeling preferred but not required. Competence to undertake research assignments with little supervision required.
Microsoft Office experience required (Word, Power Point, Excel). Strong computer skills and independent research experience required. Experience handling large data sets and models preferred. Experience with software such as SAS, STATA, and other econometric packages required. Superior organizational and interpersonal skills; ability to multi-task and complete tasks in a timely manner and with minimal supervision; ability to work on a team; initiative; discretion; mature judgment.
Applications will be accepted until February 16, 2018. No applications will be accepted after this date and incomplete applications will not be considered. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. We will make selections by mid-March.
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