JOE - December 2011

The Urban Institute
Research Associate
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Research Associate
Section: 5 -- Full-Time Nonacademic
Location: Washington, DC, USA
JEL Classification: 00 -- Default: Any Field

JOE ID Number: 201112_396696

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The Center on Labor, Human Services, & Population (LHP) at the Urban Institute analyzes employment and income data, studies how the U.S. population is growing and changing, and evaluates programs and policies dealing with access to social services and benefits, work-family issues, child welfare, adolescent risk behavior, job training, and immigration. LHP is looking for research associates with strong quantitative research skills and with an interest in labor, family, economic demography, and social policy. Individuals will have responsibility for developing conceptual models, conducting empirical studies, and writing and presenting reports to academic and policy audiences. The position also requires participation in the center's proposal writing initiatives. PhD in economics or related discipline with strong economics training and/or a combination of the quantitative, analytical, and writing skills, relevant substantive knowledge, and social policy research experience needed to perform the duties described above. New PhDs and those with up to 5 years of post PhD training are encouraged to apply. Training in econometrics and statistics, and experience using micro-level databases and statistical packages. Demonstration of the ability to conduct policy-relevant empirical analyses and to present material to lay audiences in writing and orally. Strong quantitative skills, ability to think strategically about research agenda, ability to interact with staff at all levels, and to work both independently and on team projects.

The Urban Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/V/H. Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply.
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