Research Assistant – Empirical Analysis of Education, Gender, and Health

Center for Global Development
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Early Career
  • Posted
    Feb 19

Position description

The Center for Global Development, an independent, non-partisan research organization in Washington, DC seeks a Research Assistant specializing in empirical analysis of development. The successful candidate will have experience with research in economics, public policy, political science, or a related field. The RA must demonstrate strong quantitative, analytical, and communications skills.

The research assistant will perform a range of project research, policy analysis and other duties including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Conduct data analysis using Stata, R, ArcGIS, Excel, and other software tools, and prepare tables and graphs to convey research results.
  • Communicate data insights with clear write-ups, summaries, and blog posts.
  • Conduct literature and data searches for ongoing research projects. Potential areas of focus include education, gender, and health.
  • Collaborate with senior staff and members of the CGD communications team to draft blog posts, policy briefs, notes, and reports.
  • Provide other research, writing and editing support for various reports and documents.
  • Organize and attend meetings/conferences related to research priorities.
  • Perform other duties as necessary in support of senior staff.

The successful candidate will have the following qualifications and skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field.
  • Experience with Stata for data analysis is essential. Familiarity with R, Python, ArcGIS, or MATLAB is a plus but not required. Please specify relevant software skills in your application.
  • Some training in econometrics and/or statistics is required. Again, please specify relevant experience.
  • Ability to write clearly about the results of economic analysis.
  • One to two years of experience in international development or related areas of research or policy analysis is preferred but not required.

This is a full-time position beginning in the spring or summer of 2019. CGD offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience and an outstanding benefits package. 

All applicants must have valid work authorization. We are unable to sponsor work authorization for this position.

CGD celebrates fostering a collaborative, diverse, and inclusive work environment. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, parental status, or veteran status.

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