Research Analyst - Economist

CNA is seeking candidates with a background in applied Microeconomics, especially in the areas of labor, education, health, energy, environment, or industrial organization. Applicants should have a strong quantitative background, an interest in applied, policy-oriented research, and the ability to write, speak, and present in a clear and concise format. The Research Analyst will serve as an important contributing team member on projects or lead smaller/less complex activities. Demonstrate analytical competence.
1 Develop sound analytic frameworks and associated analytic methodologies/ techniques for addressing both structured and unstructured problems. Consistently produce high quality analysis.
2 Develop and maintain broad, general institutional knowledge of primary clients/sponsors; their culture, organization, and issues.
3 Support business development efforts and/or marketing activities by maintaining strong client relationships through high quality work, increasing the visibility of our work, and other related activities such as proposal preparation.
4 Interact with sponsors/clients under the supervision of an experienced colleague, and with study POCs independently.
5 Make significant contributions to research publications and analytic products for individual projects.
6 Communicate results of work in a clear and concise fashion. Effectively communicate one-on-one and in groups. Document work efficiently and accurately. Effectively present work to colleagues, sponsors, and small audiences that are familiar with content.
7 Work with minimal or no guidance on focused, well-structured pieces of projects. Work under closer supervision on more complex, less-structured tasks. Serve as task lead for pieces of projects by managing own activities. May lead small projects under the supervision of an RTL/CMD.
8 Exhibit a positive attitude in interactions with colleagues and clients/sponsors. Provide clear guidance to colleagues on tasks. Take responsibility for own actions and outcomes.
9 Perform other duties as assigned.
Job Requirements:
1 Education: Minimum Master?s degree in a relevant field or equivalent experience. Currently possess or be nearing completion of a Ph.D. in Economics preferred
2 Experience: Typical minimum requirements Ph.D. & 0+ years or Master?s & 2+ years of experience in research and analysis.
3 Skills: Ability to make significant contributions to projects/analyses; Strong analytic curiosity/ creativity; Ability to operate independently in the execution of assignments; Ability to work in a multi-disciplinary environment; Strong critical thinking skills; Knowledge of research techniques; Strong planning and organizational skills; Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills; Ability to interact positively and somewhat independently with clients.
4 Other: Ability to obtain and maintain an Active Secret Security Clearance.
5. Required Documents: Use the ?Resume Attachments? section to upload:1) Copies of transcripts from all schools attended (unofficial copies are sufficient); 2) Any writing sample(s) that best exemplifies your written work (i.e post-conference writings, publications, etc...).
Requisition ID: CER0445.47 1c80f2474448459bae0cf986dbe3b2af

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