Research Analyst, Center for Universal Education
Global Economy and Development | Center for Universal Education
Provides research assistance, analytical support, and writing for scholars in the Center for Universal Education (CUE). Participates in the dissemination, communication, and presentation of research findings.
Bachelor's degree in Mathematics required. Master's degree in international affairs, education, development, economics, or related field preferred. Minimum two years of post-Master's degree, research experience required. Proficiency in French is preferred. Experience with empirical research required. Knowledge of quantitative data analysis, SAS, STATA, and related econometric packages is required. Demonstrated experience in working with governmental, NGOs, and international/multilateral organizations on international development issues preferred. Competence to undertake research assignments with minimal supervision. Field experience and experience with various methodologies preferred.
Knowledge of international economics, development, and education required. Superior writing and research skills. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Strong computer skills, particularly in developing professional-level Microsoft PowerPoint presentations, as well as facility with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook required. Excellent attention to detail. Ability to meet multiple deadlines in a fast-paced work environment. Professional demeanor and high level of comfort working with high-profile individuals from government/international sector. Ability to work well under pressure with discretion and mature judgment. Team player and fast learner preferred. Independent research experience preferred.
Principal Duties & Responsibilities
90% Research Assistance
Conducts research assignments on a broad range of topics related to global education and learning, including but not limited to strategies for reducing national inequalities in access to education and learning achievement and the post-2015 development and education agenda.
Collects, assembles, and maintains datasets for quantitative analysis within STATA and Microsoft Excel.
Conducts quantitative data analysis, utilizing econometric and other statistical tools, compiles and organizes datasets, and presents the results of empirical analysis in table and graphical formats to complement published material and present via Microsoft PowerPoint slides.
Collects, monitors, and analyzes relevant information pertaining to education from conferences and seminars, government documents, legislative activity, academic journals and policy publications, institutional databases, and reports from a wide variety of sources, including development organizations and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs).
Writes summary reports, chronologies, and briefing memos; reports on forums, symposia, and conferences; compiles abstracts, summaries, and analyses of journals, abstracts, books, and news articles.
Reviews and updates existing data and footnotes; helps with editing and proof reading of publications.
Participates in relevant conferences, meetings and briefings initiated by CUE and other partner organizations.
10% General Administrative and Communications Assistance
Provides administrative support to scholar as needed.
Facilitates manuscript communications and correspondence among chapter authors, editors, Brookings Press, and designated scholars.
Assists with the organization of meetings and conferences related to the scholars' work, in collaboration with program staff.
Works with the program's website coordinator to oversee content of project-specific web pages and publications.
Other duties as assigned.
Only applicants meeting minimum qualifications for the position will be considered. Successful completion of a background investigation is required for employment in this position. No phone calls please. Brookings welcomes resumes from all qualified applicants, particularly women and minorities.
For further application instructions, contact schum001(at)umn.edu