JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

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CNA Corporation

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Research Analyst - Economist

JOE ID Number: 2023-02_111472726
Date Posted: 10/10/2023
Date Inactive: 12/16/2023
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Research Analyst - Economist
Section: Full-Time Nonacademic
Location: Arlington, Virginia, UNITED STATES
JEL Classifications:
C1 -- Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General
D -- Microeconomics
H -- Public Economics
I -- Health, Education, and Welfare
J -- Labor and Demographic Economics
L -- Industrial Organization
Q -- Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics
Applied microeconomics
Econometric methods
Full Text of JOE Listing:

The Resources and Force Readiness (RFR) division of CNA is seeking candidates with backgrounds in applied microeconomics for two positions. Specifically, we are seeking:

1. An applied microeconomist with experience or background in the fields of labor/human capital, policy/program evaluation, or data science.

2. An applied microeconomist; experience, background, or interest in the physical sciences is a plus.

Applicants should possess or be nearing completion of a PhD in economics and have an interest in applied, policy-oriented research and the ability to write, speak, and present to both technical and non-technical audiences in a clear and concise format. Applicants also should have strong analytic curiosity and creativity; the ability to operate both independently and collaboratively in a multidisciplinary environment; strong critical thinking skills; knowledge of research techniques; strong planning and organizational skills; excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills; and the ability to interact positively and somewhat independently with clients.

As a Research Analyst, you will provide analysis to help develop and evaluate policies, practices, and programs that increase the effectiveness and efficiency of personnel, budgets, and other assets. Major research areas include workforce management, energy and the environment, health analytics and medical readiness, resource allocation, and facilities infrastructure. Whether through empirical research, modeling and simulation, or combined quantitative and qualitative approaches, we provide our sponsors with objective analyses that directly affect policy and practice.

CNA is a nonprofit organization specializing in providing objective analyses to government agencies and foundations. We have conducted such research for the Navy and Marine Corps for over 75 years, and much of our work continues to be with the Department of Defense.

CNA fosters an inclusive culture that values diverse backgrounds and perspectives. Our flexible and engaging work environment encourages collaboration throughout the problem-solving process. Our employees use scientific, data-driven approaches to develop effective solutions that help clients manage their programs.

Applicants must be US citizens and be able to obtain and maintain an Active Secret Security Clearance.

*Start date is flexible

Application Requirements:
  • External Application URL and Instructions Below
  • Letters of Reference Instructions Below
Application deadline: 12/15/2023
Reference Instructions:
Please have letters sent directly to Payal Chhabra at
Application Instructions:
Application Requirements:
• Cover letter (Why are you interested in this position? What are your relevant skills and experiences? Why would you be a valuable asset to CNA?)

• CV

• Graduate and undergraduate transcripts - Please upload your transcripts with your application. If you have any issues, you may email them to Payal Chhabra at

• Job market paper

• Three reference letters - Please have letters sent directly to Payal Chhabra at

• Optional personal statement (Life experiences that have influenced you, events that have shaped you, obstacles that you've overcome, your future goals).

Application Process:
• To officially be considered for this position, apply at:

*Note: When you click "Apply Now" you will be directed to a login page, please create an account to begin the application process

• Applications due December 15, 2023

• Interviews will be conducted virtually in early January 2024