Research Fellow

Location
USA, Denver, Colorado
Salary
Negotiable
Posted
Mar 08, 2017
Ref
005738
Contact
University of
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Josef Korbel School of International Studies is one of the world's leading schools for the study of international relations. Located in the vibrant city of Denver, Colorado, our innovative programs provide students the skills, knowledge and expertise needed to become global leaders in the public, private and nonprofit sectors. Since its founding in 1964, the Josef Korbel School has challenged students to think independently and innovatively to create change.

Position Summary

The University of Denver's Josef Korbel School of International Studies is seeking a research fellow to contribute to its ongoing research, education, and policy program focused on the production of research using the Regional Economic Models, Inc. (or the REMI model) analysis tools to address economic questions related to policies decisions and key public policy issues facing the state of Colorado and the Denver Metro region. This project will provide timely economic analysis that seeks to capture the economic impact of events and legislation across the state and in the Denver Metro region.

Essential Functions

This research fellow will liaise with the Common Sense Policy Roundtable and members of the project team to develop specific economic policy questions to address with the REMI model. Then, this position will lead the operation, analysis, and presentation of economic impact results from the REMI model to produce economic impact reports for the Common Sense Policy Roundtable on the state of Colorado and the Denver Metro (the number of reports will be contingent on the size and scope of solicited research). The research fellow will be expected to analyze and synthesize data from external sources to enhance the research product and the results of the REMI model. The fellow will be encouraged to develop and propose their own research interests within the scope of this project. This position will be expected to supervise Research Assistants on tasks related to data collection, modeling, and the preparation of written reports.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Advanced understanding and demonstrated research using computable general equilibrium (CGE) modeling and other econometric techniques.
  • Demonstrated data analysis and quantitative forecasting skills.
  • Demonstrated skills in project management, including (but not limited to): tracking and communicating progress of toward milestones/deliverables, coordinating multiple tasks toward completion, communicating and managing expectations between stakeholders and budgeting.
  • Excellent technical writing skills for supporting research projects.
  • Highly skilled in presenting complex concepts and research methods and findings.
  • Participation in devising concrete methods for measuring or estimating abstract phenomena.
  • Ability to train professionals from diverse disciplines on the application of quantitative modeling techniques in their respective fields.
  • Preferred knowledge of Tableau or other data visualization software.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Political Science, Economics, Statistics or other relevant quantitative disciplines.
  • 5 years of experience in high-quality social science research and writing.
  • Experience functioning within a team, working on multiple projects simultaneously and meeting deadlines.
  • Experience supervising Research Assistants.
  • Experience in the effective management of projects.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification.
  • Participation in producing successful proposals for external funding.
  • Experience in economic and public policy analysis.
  • Experience as an effective handler of outside contractors.
  • Experience speaking to and being interviewed by the media and press.

Special Instructions

Candidates must apply online through www.du.edu/jobs to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted. Once within the job description online, please click New Resume/CV at the bottom of the page to begin application. If you have questions regarding this position, please contact Emily Hinga at

Please include the following documents with your application:

  1. CV/Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Writing sample that includes the use of CGE modeling
  4. Articles or references where interviews were conducted or quotes given

PLEASE NOTE: The online application system is limited to uploading 5 files total. Please combine content (clearly labeled) if necessary to upload all required content.

The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff and encourages applications from women, minorities, members of the LBGT community, people with disabilities and veterans. The University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.