Research Assistant
The Urban Institute - United States

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The Urban Institute's Income and Benefits Policy Center is looking for a Research Assistant to start in the spring/summer of 2013. This candidate will work with a team of scholars researching issues related to population aging, including Social Security reform, employer pension benefits, long-term care, and retirement decisions. The position may also involve research on poverty, government benefit programs for low-income families, and low-wage labor markets.

The candidate will assist with empirical analyses of related public policy research issues. Duties will include using SAS and STATA to analyze data from complex household surveys and work with micro simulation models. The candidate may also help with literature reviews, data presentation, and dissemination of research on the web.

Bachelor's degree required. Specialization in economics or related field with substantial training in mathematics or computer science preferred. Ideal candidate will have experience with independent empirical analysis and demonstrate knowledge of SAS or STATA, econometrics, statistics, and computer programming. Candidate must have strong analytic and mathematical ability. The successful candidate must be well organized with excellent attention to detail and must be able to work independently and as part of a team. Keen interest in public policy issues a plus.

Only those major job duties necessary for proper job evaluation and/or labor market analysis have been included. Other duties may be assigned by the supervisor.
The Urban Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/V/H. Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply.