The Brookings Institution is the America’s most famous Think Tank and it’s looking for a Research Assistant for the China Center. Read the description below and check your skills in order to apply
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Organization: The Brookings Institution is a Think Tank placed in Washington DC. It operates on researches about social sciences, economics, foreign policy, development and governance. Brooking was founded in 1916 with the aim to be the the first private organization devoted to analyzing public policy issues at the national level. Brookings has contributed to the creation of the United Nations, the Marshall Plan, and the Congressional Budget Office
Duty Station: Washington D.C.
Open to: who meets the requirements
Timeframe: as soon as possible
Deadline: position open until the end of October
Job description: The Research Assistant in the John L. Thornton China Center helps identify specific research topics, conducts research as well as provides administrative support for a Senior Fellow’s work focused on China’s economy, financial and monetary policy, global investment policy, banking, and U.S.-China economic relations.
- Work in both Chinese and English languages, collects data and performs document retrieval from various sources, reads sources for relevancy to research themes
- Assemble unclassified government data, documents, and reports.
- Conduct research on project issues; provides analysis of data and independent writing
- Contribute to writing of international case studies, policy briefs, and project monograph
- Assemble relevant material including press reports, interviews, government data, documents, reports, and seminars
- Write summary reports of forums, symposia, and conferences; drafts abstracts, summaries, and analyses of books and articles
- Monitors and summarizes current developments in geographic areas of project work
Qualifications: the suitable applicant has:
- A bachelor's degree in international affairs, international economics, or related area required (Master's degree preferred)
- Minimum one year of experience conducting economic research and/or analysis required
- Demonstrated experience with work related to Chinese economy, U.S.-China economic policy, and international affairs
- Preferably experience working with primary research sources, and experience conducting quantitative research
- Knowledge of China’s economy, U.S.-China economic relations, and international trade and economic relations in East Asia, and must be able to conduct directed, professional policy research in these issue areas using primary and secondary sources.
- Ability to fact check and copy-edit publications, plus strong writing skills and able to co-author blog posts with a Senior Fellow, to draft event invitations that require minimal editing
- Excellent organizational skills with high level of attention to detail; and be able to work independently, multi-task and prioritize in a heavy workload environment, and complete tasks in a timely manner
- Fluency in Mandarin Chinese, a high degree of proficiency in spoken and written English is also required, with ability to interact with all levels of internal and external stakeholders
- Excellent interpersonal skills: poise, tact, discretion, and mature judgment to handle and respond appropriately and professionally in high-pressure atmosphere
- Effectively use the Internet and database programs, particularly STATA; and should possess advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office applications including Office 365. Capability in data visualization tools is preferred.
Wage: Salary is commensurate with experience
Application Process: o apply follow this link to the offer page
- cover letter
The Brookings Institution
1775 Massachusetts Ave., NW Washington, DC 20036
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