Research Assistant (RA)
The Economic Policy Institute (EPI) has an opening for a research assistant (RA). This exciting position will support the research and writing of economists and policy analysts at EPI. The RA will work in one or more of the following issue areas: labor market analysis (including wages, employment, and unemployment), health care, education, retirement security, international economics, the federal budget or EPI’s program on race, ethnicity and the economy. The experts at EPI examine each of these issues through a “living standards” lens by analyzing the impact of economic trends and policies on American workers and their families.
The successful candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree in economics, math, or other related social science field (e.g. public policy or political science) and will also have strong quantitative skills. The RA is required to be highly organized and detail-oriented while also having the ability to gather, analyze, and present a wide variety of economic data. The RA needs to be able to present their findings through tables, figures, literature reviews and needs to meticulously document their work. The RA will also assist in the publications process of reports, issue briefs, blog posts, etc. This position requires knowledge of spreadsheet manipulation in Excel, including the creation of graphics. He or she will also have strong oral and written communication skills, and the ability to work well on a team. Work experience as a research assistant or in a similar position is strongly preferred. Familiarity with labor market and micro survey data and/or experience analyzing data using SAS or STATA are also strongly desired.
This is a full-time position that offers an excellent benefits package with a starting salary in the range of $35,000-$37,000 commensurate with qualifications and experience. To apply, send cover letter, resume and a list of three references to Researchjob@epi.org. No phone calls please. The cover letter should state when the applicant will be available to start work. Applications will be reviewed as received until the position is filled.
The Economic Policy Institute (EPI) is an independent, nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank that researches the impact of economic trends and policies on working people in the United States and around the world. EPI’s mission is to inform people and empower them to seek solutions that will ensure broadly shared prosperity