Thursday, May 31, 2012

Job Announcement: Research Assistant (International Program)

May 30, 2012

Job Description:
  CEPR has an immediate opening for a full-time Research Assistant (International). The focus of this work will be international economic policy issues.  Responsibilities include collection and analysis of data from Spanish and English print and electronic sources, preparation of charts and graphs, research of English and Spanish literature and summarization of relevant background material.  This position will include original research of Latin American financial sources, and writing in and translating into Spanish for a Latin American audience.

  Successful candidates will possess a B.A. or B.S. in economics or related field, with working knowledge of statistics, international and labor economics, and the politics and economics of Latin America; several months of experience as a research assistant or performing similar work; knowledge of Microsoft Office, spreadsheets and graphics software; and oral and written fluency in English and Latin American Spanish.

Salary & Benefits:
  CEPR offers a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package.  This position will be represented by the International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers, Local #70, AFL-CIO.

Closing Date of Position:
  Open until filled.

To Apply:
Send application packet to Research Assistant Search Committee, CEPR, 1611 Connecticut Ave., NW, Suite 400, Washington, DC 20009, or  Application packet should include:
•    Cover letter, including salary requirement
•    Resume
•    Short (1-2 pages) response to the question: How can the US improve its policy toward Latin America?
•    Recent writing sample showing your analytic and research skills.
No telephone calls or faxes please.

Organization Description: The Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) was established in 1999 to promote democratic debate on the most important economic and social issues that affect people’s lives. In order for citizens to effectively exercise their voices in a democracy, it is necessary that they be informed about the problems and choices that they face. An informed public should then be able to choose policies that lead to an improving quality of life, both for people within the United States, and around the world.

Toward this end, CEPR conducts both professional research and public education so that the public is better prepared to choose among the various policy options. The professional research is oriented towards filling important gaps in the understanding of particular economic and social problems, or the impact of specific policies, both domestically and globally. The public education portion of CEPR’s mission is to present the findings of professional research, both by CEPR and others, in a manner that allows broad segments of the public to know exactly what is at stake in major policy debates. As part of its public education initiative, CEPR utilizes research findings and analysis to challenge the myths, assumptions, policies and institutions that perpetuate economic and social inequality.

CEPR is an equal opportunity employer that considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any legally protected status.