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From   "Ben Zipperer" <>
Subject   st: job ad: RA at Center for Economic and Policy Research
Date   Fri, 16 Mar 2007 15:54:22 -0400

The Center for Economic and Policy Research ( in
Washington, DC has an opening for a research assistant. Please don't
respond to me about the ad. Respond to jobs[at]cepr[dot]net, as
indicated below.


Research Assistant (Domestic Issues)

Job Description:  CEPR has an opening for a full-time Research
Assistant, starting in August 2007. Responsibilities include:
assisting with statistical programming and data analysis of microdata;
collecting and analyzing data from print and electronic sources; and
preparation of charts, tables, literature reviews and summaries of
background material for broader research projects. The position also
involves maintaining and updating CEPR's collection of large microdata
sets (including the SIPP, CPS, PUMS, and others), which are stored and
processed on a small network of computers using the GNU/Linux
operating system. Research assistants are also typically responsible
for helping in the design and execution of research projects,
including the description of data sources, data sets, and research
results, and preparation of accurate and organized drafts of technical
reports. The focus of this work will be domestic social policy and
labor-market issues.

Qualifications:  Successful candidates will possess a B.A. or B.S. in
economics, statistics or related field, with strong knowledge of
statistics and basic econometric techniques; several months of
experience as a research assistant or performing similar work;
knowledge of standard word processing, spreadsheets, and graphics
software; a familiarity with and strong interest in computing in a
GNU/Linux environment; and excellent oral and written communication
skills. Experience writing programs in statistical software such as
STATA, SAS or R is essential; experience with GNU/Linux is strongly

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: April 9, 2007

To Apply:  Send resume, cover letter and salary requirement via e-mail
to Research Assistant Search Committee at jobs[at]cepr[dot]net.  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's founding scholars include Dean Baker and Mark Weisbrot,
co-directors of CEPR, and Robert Pollin, Professor of Economics,
University of Massachusetts.
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