Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Research Assistant - Human Services Policy Center, Evans School of Public Affairs

The Human Services Policy Center (HSPC) is a research center at the Evans School of Public Affairs. The Center pairs applied analytic research with the promotion of policies that improve the lives of children, families, and communities. The Center addresses issues that matter to families, with special attention to the needs of those who are disadvantaged and focuses on policies affecting health, education, safety and economic well-being.

HSPC is seeking a graduate Research Assistant to assist on a funded project to estimate the economic value of caring for young children in the US. One component of this project is to estimate the value of time spent by parents and relatives caring for young children based on compensation they could receive if otherwise employed.

The graduate Research Assistant will assist the Project Director with all aspects of this work. The graduate Research Assistant will work under the supervision of the Project Director.

Primary responsibilities:
• Summarize relevant research literature relating compensation to demographic characteristics.
• Compile and summarize secondary data including census data
• Perform analyses and calculations of value equivalent to other compensation.
• Create graphical displays of research results including charts and tables.
• Perform other duties as requested.

How to Apply:
Please email or send by postal mail resume and cover letter to:

Richard N. Brandon, Director
Human Services Policy Center
1107 NE 45th St.
Seattle, WA 98105

Application inquiries may be made with:
Richard Brandon,, 206-543-8483

Doctoral student in economics or a related discipline. Experience working on research projects and compiling and summarizing estimates from secondary data. Proficiency with Word, Powerpoint, and Excel. Some experience with a statistical software package. Good writing and communication skills.