Center for Economic and Policy Research Research Assistant, Domestic Program


Monday, July 17, 2017

The Center for Economic and Policy Research, an independent nonpartisan think tank based in Washington, DC, is currently looking for a research assistant.

The primary job responsibility is working with large individual-level data sets and related statistical programming. Other responsibilities include collecting and analyzing data from print and electronic sources, preparation of charts, tables, literature reviews, and summaries of background material for broader research projects. The position involves maintaining and updating CEPR’s collection of large microdata sets at (including the CPS, ACS, PUMS, and others). Research assistants are also typically responsible for helping in the design and execution of research projects, including the description of data sources, data sets, and research results, and preparation of accurate and organized drafts of technical reports. The focus of the work is labor-market issues, including domestic social policy.

Successful candidates will possess a bachelor’s or master’s degree in economics, statistics, or related field, and an interest in economic justice. Experience writing programs in statistical software such as Stata, SAS or R is essential; experience with GNU/Linux is a plus. Candidates should have a strong knowledge of statistics and basic econometric techniques; experience as a research assistant or performing similar work; knowledge of standard word processing, spreadsheets, and graphics software; and excellent oral and written communication skills.

CEPR offers a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package. This position will be represented by the International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers, Local #70, AFL-CIO.

For more information, visit the CEPR website.