Senior Researcher - The Stephen S. Fuller Institute

Location
Fairfax, VA
Salary
Commensurate with education and experience.
Posted
Sep 17, 2021
Closes
Dec 05, 2021
Ref
FAC8298
Function
Analyst, Research
Industry
Education
Hours
Full Time
Senior Researcher, The Stephen S. Fuller Institute

George Mason University's Schar School of Policy and Government invites applications for a Senior Research Associate at the Stephen S. Fuller Institute. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.

About the Institute:

The Stephen S. Fuller Institute is the premier source for information and analysis of the Washington D.C. region's economy. The Institute equips local business and government leaders with data on economic trends and timely research on the short-and long-term impacts of different policies so they can make the informed decisions and ensure the future vitality of the region.

About the Position:

The Institute is seeking a senior researcher with experience in regional economic and community development, housing, transportation, or urban planning. This researcher will seek potential grant and contract opportunities and develop applications in coordination with other members of the Institute. The researcher will also be involved in all phases of the institute's active projects, including the analysis of the regional economy using public and private datasets, and the dissemination of research findings in written reports and blog posts, presentations, and to the media. This position is currently funded for two years.

Responsibilities:

  • Seek and apply for relevant grants and contracts in coordination with other members of the Institute;
  • Develop and execute research projects related to the Washington region's economic future;
  • Maintain and update databases of housing construction, sales, demographics, and mobility for different levels of geography;
  • Conduct both independent and project-based statistical and spatial analyses of economic, demographic, and housing data;
  • Write research and project proposals;
  • Write research reports and briefs;
  • Prepare Microsoft PowerPoint presentations;
  • Represent the Institute at public events and with the media throughout the region;
  • Help maintain the center's website and electronic communications (i.e., listserv, social media).


Required Qualifications:

  • Five to seven years of work experience in public policy, economics, urban planning, real estate, or a related field. A Master's degree is strongly preferred and a Ph.D. in a relevant field may be substituted for some work experience;
  • Advanced proficiency is required in Microsoft Excel, Access and PowerPoint programs;
  • Experience with statistical software is preferred (i.e., STATA, SPSS, R, etc.);
  • Experience with mapping software is preferred (i.e., ArcGIS, QGIS, etc.);
  • Familiarity and experience with policy and economic issues in the Washington, D.C., region;
  • Familiarity and experience with sub-national public data relevant to the economy, demography, transportation, and built space environment;
  • Strong analytical skills;
  • Experience in presenting quantitative data visually;
  • Experience in researching, writing, and presenting quantitative research for non-technical audiences;
  • Excellent communication skills including public speaking, writing, and media relations;
  • Ability to manage and design research projects;
  • Organized, flexible and able to multitask;
  • Ability to work independently with little supervision.


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For full consideration, applicants must apply at https://jobs.gmu.edu/ ; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, CV, and a list of three professional references with contact information.
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New hires starting after August 15, 2021, must have received at least one COVID-19 vaccination by their start date, be fully vaccinated within 45 days of their start date, and submit documentary proof unless they have an approved medical or religious exemption by their start date. For updated George Mason University COVID-19 vaccination requirements, please visit George Mason University Vaccination Requirements .
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