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Research Assistant - Quantitative (Bachelor's level)

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Location: USA – Washington, DC
Job ID: 4786

Description – Overview:

The RAND Corporation is a research organization that develops solutions to public policy challenges to help make communities throughout the world safer and more secure, healthier and more prosperous. RAND’s research and analysis address issues that impact people everywhere, including security, health, education, sustainability, growth, and development. Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, RAND has approximately 1,700 people from more than 45 countries working in offices in North America, Europe and Australia, with annual revenues of more than $260 million.

RAND is nonprofit, nonpartisan, and committed to the public interest.  Our research is sponsored by government agencies, foundations, other nonprofit organizations, and the private sector. We rely on philanthropic support to reach beyond the scope of client-sponsored work to tackle questions that may be too big, too complex, or too new for our clients to address. RAND values objectivity and integrity in both its research processes and internal interactions. We emphasize a collegial environment that respects the contributions and dignity of all staff.

Position Description

Limited duration position; not to exceed 2-3 years

RAND seeks well-rounded individuals who have demonstrated excellent academic performance in challenging undergraduate programs for the position of research assistant.  Research assistants work on a variety of education, labor, population, infrastructure, and environmental policy projects with teams of experienced economists, statisticians, behavioral scientists, and policy researchers. Current research projects focus on a range of policy issues, including teacher quality, youth unemployment, financial literacy, retirement planning, climate change, and poverty alleviation. Research assistants provide quantitative and qualitative research support on tasks including data preparation and management (e.g. data extraction and merging); data analysis (e.g. summary statistics and regression analysis); preparation of tables and research presentations; and detailed literature reviews.  Research assistants may travel with project teams and may have the opportunity to co-author reports and journal articles.

Education Requirements

We seek applicants who have training in econometrics or mathematical statistics.  Persons with experience conducting undergraduate research in economics or statistics are strongly encouraged to apply. Successful candidates will have a BA/BS in economics, statistics, mathematics, finance, computer science or related fields and have strong writing skills.

Specific technical skills

Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications required

Experience with statistical software package Stata required

Familiarity with other computer programming languages such as R, SAS, SPSS and/or Matlab preferred

Applicants should be highly motivated, organized, flexible, and have the ability to work independently and as part of a team.


Related experience required: 0-2 years

Security Clearance

Applicant must be able to obtain a security clearance.  U.S. Citizenship is required to obtain a security clearance. An active Secret or interim Secret clearance is preferred.


Washington, DC; Pittsburth, PA; Santa Monica, CA and Boston, MA.

Positions Open


Writing Sample Required

A writing sample is required for this position. For example, one upper division research paper or a chapter from a senior thesis.

Attachments may be in pdf, doc, docx, txt, rtf, htm, html, ppt, or pptx format

Writing samples must be in English

Newspaper articles are not appropriate writing samples

For additional guidelines, please click on "How to Apply" and then click “Writing Sample Guidelines”.

How to Apply

RAND is an Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Females/Vets/Disabled

To Apply:

Apply online
here https://jobs.rand.org/psp/erprod/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL
Visit us here http://www.rand.org

Posted on 18 March 2017
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