Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Research Assistant at Benefit Cost Center, Evans School of Public Affairs


The Benefit Cost Center, part of the Evans School of Public Affairs, is looking for a part-time (50% FTE), temporary Research Assistant to work 20 hours/week for Winter quarter 2010, with the possibility of reappointment for Spring quarter 2010. The RA will assist with compiling a series of white papers on cost-benefit principles and standards and collecting and organizing other relevant data. Other duties could include: statistics modeling, collecting data, annotating footnotes, conducting literature reviews, writing summaries, contributing to research papers and other writing.

NOTE: If you are interested in this position but unable to work 20 hours/week, it is possible to hire two students to each work 10 hours/week. Students working 10 hours/week, however, are not eligible for the tuition waiver.
# Currently registered graduate student at UW
# Background in Benefit Cost and/or Economics
# Ability to organize and discern pertinent information
# Familiarity with Endnotes

Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
# Background in law would be helpful
# Proficiency in statistics and mathematics
Condition of Employment:
# Currently registered UW graduate student


Salary and benefits are competitive. Salary is commensurate with academic standing, qualifications, and experience. The salary schedule may be found Graduate Student Salary Schedule. 20 hours/week is eligible for a tuition waiver and Graduate Appointee health insurance.

This job classification is governed by a negotiated labor contract and is subject to union shop provisions. For more information about union shop provisions, visit: UW/UAW Contract Preamble.

Application Process:
How to Apply:
Please send a cover letter, resume, and three references (with names and contact information) directly to Prof. Richard Zerbe at zerbe@uw.edu. Specify in your cover letter if you are available for 20 hours/week or if you would prefer 10 hours/week. Please do not apply online.

The application deadline is December 21, 2009 , however, application materials submitted sooner will be considered immediately. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Decisions and notification to all applicants will be communicated the week of January 4, 2010.