Research Assistant: Poverty Studies

Location
Washington, D.C
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Oct 09, 2021
Closes
Nov 07, 2021
Ref
2021-1706
Function
Administrative
Industry
Nonprofit
Hours
Full Time
AEI is seeking a full-time research assistant to work with AEI's Director of Poverty Studies and other members of AEI's Poverty Studies team. AEI's Poverty Studies Program is committed to reforming public policy to better help low-income Americans move up the economic ladder and live happier, more dignified lives. The research assistant will conduct extensive research on the topics of wage and income trends, economic insecurity and anxiety, intergenerational mobility, inequality, the wealth gap, and social capital.

Responsibilities include research support in the form of data management, retrieval, and analysis; editing and contributing to scholarly papers, articles, op-eds, and books; creating and formatting charts, graphic displays, and tables; and writing literature reviews and background reports using national and international publications.

Applicants should have a demonstrated interest in public policy and be familiar with our nation's safety-net programs. Interest and experience with acquiring data from official sources, analyzing large data sets, and knowledge of statistical programs is required. Experience with data visualization a plus.

AEI offers a stimulating and harmonious work environment and excellent benefits. Interested candidates should submit their resume, cover letter, unofficial academic transcripts, and 500-word writing sample with their online application to www.aei.org/jobs.

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