Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Location: 1307 E. 60th Street
Reporting to the Executive Director and the Academic Director, the Research Associate will play a central role in the continued strategic development of the Center for Municipal Finance (CMF). This role will focus on original research, grant management, and the management of academic research assistants. In addition to conducting research projects initiated by the Center, the Research Associate will have the opportunity to pursue his or her own research agenda in the area of municipal finance.
Conduct research under the direction of the Academic Director
Design and conduct original research
Write white papers, policy briefs and op-eds in collaboration with the Academic and Executive Directors
Interact with grant funders and internal grants administration group regarding funded research work product and deliverables
Manage research assistants including hiring, scheduling and guidance and assistance on Center-related research
Help prepare Executive Director and Academic Director presentations for conference and media appearances
Knowledge of research techniques or methods
Knowledge of regulatory policies and procedures
Attention to detail
Verbal and written communication skills
Ability to work independently and as part of a team
Knowledge of Microsoft Office
Education, Experience or Certifications:
Bachelorâ™s degree required
Masterâ™s in Public Policy or related fields strongly preferred
One to two years work experience in public finance, economics or urban policy preferred
Technical knowledge and Skills:
Expertise in data analysis and research
Proficiency in Stata or R
Excellent writing, speaking and presentation skills
Experience with authoring and publishing policy briefs and research papers
Supervisory experience preferred
Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail required
Familiarity with higher education environment, \and familiarity with the Harris School or public policy graduate school preferred
NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application
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