Employment Opportunities

Research Analyst

Position Summary

The Research Analyst is responsible for providing technical assistance and analyzing data for senior research staff (economists) for employment related economic research projects. The individual works closely with senior research staff to extract data, perform quality checks, conduct analysis, confirm results meet specifications while following project descriptions and data requirement outlines.

Duties and Responsibilities

Assemble required data including format design and content of analytic databases, perform outline statistical regression analysis in response to research questions. Collaborate with senior research staff to discuss and resolve issues that arise from data set programming and analysis of data. Assist with generating exhibits to integrate with reports and document results. Perform other duties and analytic tasks as assigned.

Job Requirements

Bachelor's degree in economics, mathematics, computer science or related field. Master's degree a plus. Technical writing regarding data sources, variable definitions and other data set design issues may be required.

Education and Experience

Experience and demonstrated ability to use computer packages particularly Stata, statistical analysis, and relevant Microsoft Office software.

Direct Reports

This position has no direct reports.

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Institute internships are paid, time limited, educational opportunities that develop out of the project work of our research staff. Internships typically occur during the summer months but do occasionally become available at other points in the year. If you are interested in an internship with the Upjohn Institute, please submit a resume to hr@upjohn.org.

About the W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research

Since 1932, the Upjohn Institute has functioned as one of the world’s leading independent labor economics research organizations, seeking to research the causes and effects of unemployment and to devise ways and means of alleviating unemployment. The Institute has an outstanding research staff, and it houses the administrative arm of the local workforce development programs. The combination offers a rich source of data and opportunities for operational experimentation.  

Application Instructions

Submit CV/resume and letter of interest to hr@upjohn.org.

Equal Opportunity Employment

The Upjohn Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer and as such, is committed to affirmative action steps to help achieve a goal of equality in the treatment of employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age height, weight, national origin, veteran or disability status in hiring, promotion training and development, compensation, transfer, termination, disciplinary action, and all other personnel actions and Institute related functions and activities.