JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)
February 1, 2020 - July 31, 2020
George Washington Unversity
Position Title/Short Description
Section: US: Full-Time Academic (Permanent, Tenure Track or Tenured)
Location: Washington, District of Columbia, UNITED STATES
JEL Classification: D -- Microeconomics
Full Text of JOE Listing:
The Global Financial Literacy Excellence Center (GFLEC) is dedicated to advancing research and solutions that open the door to universal financial literacy and financial well-being. In working toward that vision, GFLEC, housed within the George Washington University School of Business, has positioned itself as the world’s leading incubator for financial literacy research, policy, and solutions. GFLEC has pioneered breakthrough tools to measure financial literacy, spearheaded the research field, developed and advised on educational programs, and crafted policy guidelines aimed at advancing financial knowledge in the U.S. and globally.
This position is primarily a temporary/training position in which the incumbent plays a substantive role in planning and conducting research by using quantitative and qualitative methods to collect, analyze and report data activities. In collaboration with the Principal Investigator, this role will participate in the planning of independent research, will analyze and interpret data, will publish results, will represent the university at conferences and meetings, and may develop new theories and methodologies. This position may also help the PI to lead and direct the work of lower level research staff. This role performs work under the supervision of experienced researchers. Occasional travel may be required.
More details on the Job Responsibilities are presented below:
Coordinate research efforts on multiple research projects.
Seek and identify fundraising and research opportunities.
Write grant proposals.
Coordinate with Assistant Research Professor in Financial Literacy on timely delivery of reports and on grants’ management.
Contribute to the formulation and implementation of research strategies.
Performs other related duties as assigned. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.
Qualified candidates will hold a Doctoral degree in a related discipline. Degree must be conferred by the start date of the position.
-PhD in economics preferred.
-Experience in household economics, econometrics and applied empirical work.
-Ability to use statistical software (STATA mastery is critical).
-Exceptional writing skills.
-Attention to detail.
-Excellent critical thinking skills.
-Excellent problem-solving skills.
-Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously and prioritize tasks.
-Experience Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.
The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.
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