Harvard University’s Joint Center for Housing Studies (JCHS) seeks applications for a research assistant position with a flexible start date in the spring or summer of 2020. The research assistant will conduct quantitative research related to housing markets and policy. Since its founding in 1959, JCHS has been a leader in advancing public understanding of housing issues and policy. Through its research, education, and public outreach programs, JCHS helps leaders in government, business, and the civic sectors make decisions that effectively address the needs of cities and communities. As a member of the JCHS research team, the research assistant will contribute to the Center’s research products, communications, events, and other activities.
Candidates must have an interest in topics related to housing, as well as experience using statistical software packages such as SAS or Stata. Experience working with Census PUMS data is a plus, as is experience with GIS mapping tools.
Preference will be given to those with a Master’s Degree in economics, public policy, urban planning, or a related field (1 - 2 years research experience is a plus). Strong analytical, oral and written communication skills. Candidate must have employment eligibility to work in the United States. For more information or to apply, please visit the Harvard Careers Website.