The Fletcher School is the United States’ first professional graduate school of international affairs. Since 1933 Fletcher’s multi-disciplinary education in international relations, law, and business, has prepared the world’s leaders to become innovative problem-solvers in government, private sector, and non-governmental organizations. The Fletcher School seeks to fulfill its mission in the most environmentally sensible way possible.
The Institute for Business in the Global Context (IBGC) focuses on the interplay between global business and the key forces that shape the context in which enterprises operate. The Institute cultivates "contextual intelligence" by considering the geopolitical, legal, financial, security, macroeconomic, humanitarian, and environmental impacts on business. IBGC, through its ongoing “Digital Planet” research program, measures the rate and state of digitalization around the world and conducts an inter-disciplinary study of the impact of digital innovation and emerging technologies on society and the world writ large.
What You'll Do
This is typically a gift/ grant-funded position for two years, with a possibility to renew for another three years (subject to funding).
Under the supervision of the research manager and/or Lead Investigators, the Researcher Analyst I provides specialized, subject matter knowledge and analytical support to execute research program(s). Participates in development of goals and strategies; creates data management and filing systems; prepares and runs code for data cleaning and custom analysis of large data sets; builds and maintains relationships with external data partners; coordinates and assists with all data gathering and analysis activities for the programs.
The Researcher Analyst I assists the research manager and/or Lead Investigators with analysis and research, literature review, presentation briefs, contributes to report writing, first drafts, summaries, visualization, and content for lectures and talks. Conducts research and drafts reports and results. Prepares data for publication and for publishing in publicly accessible repositories. Trains and supervises students and temporary employees working with the lead investigators. Engages in any other work-related tasks assigned by the lead investigators.
What We're Looking For
- Bachelor's or Master’s degree in economics, computer science, international relations, mathematics, statistics, political science, or related fields.
- Experience with and flair for qualitative and quantitative research, including data collection, analysis, and visualization.
- Very strong writing, analytical, and communication skills.
- Strong quantitative skills: training in econometrics and statistics required – but applicants with strong grades and demonstrated quantitative skills will be considered.
- Extensive experience in statistical analysis is a strong plus: generally, experience working with large datasets is required.
- Excellent management and organizational skills
- Fluency in English with strong communication skills
- Time-management: Proven ability to handle several different projects/tasks at one time, successfully complete tasks assigned, and meet deadlines.
- Willingness to work hard, be self-motivated and learn will be essential for doing well in this position.
- Knowledge of Stata and Tableau; familiarity with R and Python.
- Experience as a research assistant in a similar field.
Special Work Schedule Requirements:
- Occasional domestic and international travel required.
- Occasional evening and weekend work may be required.