The Global Economy and Development program at Brookings aims to shape the policy debate on how to improve global economic cooperation and fight global poverty and sources of social stress. The program’s research agenda is related to policies and trends affecting developing countries including global poverty, universal education, the global middle class, fragile states, globalization, inequality, foreign assistance and development effectiveness.
The Workforce of the Future project of this program at Brookings is seeking a Post-Doctoral Fellow to support or conduct new research and inform policy at the intersection of industrial development, worker mobility, and urban growth in times of technological disruption. This project researches the growth and decline of industries and worker transitions at a local level to provide regional policymakers with practical tools and explore well-trodden paths to economic mobility.
This is a one-year termed appointment, with a possibility of extension for one additional year, depending on available funding.
Please note:This position is based in Brookings' Washington, DC office. In response to COVID-19, Brookings staff are temporarily teleworking through September 7, 2020. Once the Brookings' office reopens, the person hired for this position is expected to work in the Brookings Washington, DC office.
Ready to contribute to Brookings success?
The Post-Doctoral Fellow will add to a team conducting research and building data-driven solutions that help policymakers catalyze worker mobility and inclusive growth, drawing from a variety of fields: network science, industrial organization, labor and urban economics. The ideal candidate will have experience in data analytics, econometric techniques, applied research and an interest in engaging with policymakers. Preference will be given to candidates who can share a portfolio of static and interactive data visualizations and who have demonstrated expertise in at least one of the following areas:
Research and Policy Development ( 80%)
Project Support and Strategic Engagement (20%)
Ready to make an impact? In this role, you will support Brookings values of collegiality, respect, inclusion, diversity and community, and bring the following qualifications:
Ph.D. in Economics, Statistics, Computer Science, Public Policy, Sociology or related social science field with a minimum of five years of relevant research experience required. Familiarity with key sources of economic data and core scholarship on urban, labor, or social policy. Proven competence to undertake research assignments with little or no supervision. Proven publication record. Demonstrated experience engaging policymakers. Must be authorized to work for any employer in the U.S.
Strong knowledge, work experience, and established interest in network science, industrial organization, labor and urban economics, or global economic development. Demonstrated interest in public policy and strong potential for policy impact. Strong written, research, and oral communications skills required; high functionality in Microsoft Office software package and proven expertise in economic/statistical software such as R, Stata, SAS, required. Must be able to present research work in a cogent style consistent with standards for Brookings and the field. Ability to meet rapid, multiple deadlines in a fast-paced work environment. Professional demeanor, high level of comfort working in a culturally-diverse environment, and with high-profile individuals from academic, policy, corporate, government, and international circles. Ability to work well under pressure with discretion and mature judgment.
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Brookings is an equal-opportunity employer that is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive workplace. We welcome applications from all qualified individuals regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, physical or mental disability, marital status, veteran status, or other factors protected by law.