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Job title: Research Associate
Company: Rice University
Location: Houston, TX
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Job Publish Date: Fri, 13 May 2022 07:59:12 GMT


Job Description:
Job Description:

Special Instruction to Applicants: Please attach a cover letter and a resume in the Supporting Documents section of the application. Position Summary

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The Baker Institute is seeking a Research Associate (RA) to support energy policy research in the institute’s Center for Energy Studies (CES). The RA assists in conducting research, collecting data, performing statistical analysis, proofreading and drafting articles, reports, and other publications. In addition, the RA may assist in intermediate administrative functions.

Founded in 1993, Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy has established itself as one of the premier nonpartisan public policy think tanks in the country. As an integral part of Rice University, the Baker Institute has a strong track record of achievement based on the work of its fellows, scholars, Rice faculty scholars and staff. Essential Functions

  • Participate in the planning and implementation of research projects and data analysis
  • Locate and obtain data/information, including archival resources (paper, microfiche, etc.)
  • Use Excel and statistical software to compile and analyze data
  • Report and discuss research findings
  • Ensure information presented is valid and accurate
  • Develop presentations and reports
  • Participate in staff meetings
  • Perform other assigned duties

Additional Functions / Information

  • May supervise student interns
  • Assist with the research for and writing of research papers, policy briefs and blogs as part of major transportation and energy studies conducted by the Baker Institute
  • Write conference reports/summaries for Baker Institute events
  • Coordinate and implement proofreading of research-related documents
  • Assist with preparing presentation materials for CES fellows and scholars

Required Qualifications

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  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 3 years of related research experience.
  • In lieu of the experience requirement, additional related education, above and beyond what is required, on an equivalent year for year basis may be substituted
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong analytical and research skills
  • Ability to build reports
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Experience collecting data from archival resources (paper, microfiche, etc.) and websites
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite, including Excel

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Policy, International Relations or related field
  • Masters or Ph.D.
  • Related work experience in energy economics and/or policy studies
  • Knowledge of statistical software packages such as Stata, SAS, or R
  • Knowledge of Python and ArcGIS

Rice University is an Equal Opportunity Employer with commitment to diversity at all levels, and considers for employment qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status.

Current Rice University COVID policies, which include vaccination, face mask, testing, gatherings, occupancy limits, and travel policies can be found here: https://coronavirus.rice.edu/policies

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