Research Analyst - Economist

CNA Resource Analysis
Arlington - United States
S: Competitive

Division Summary CNA Resource Analysis provides analytical services – through empirical research, modeling, and simulation – to help develop, evaluate and implement policies to improve efficiencies in such areas as energy and environment; manpower management; acquisition and cost; infrastructure; health policy; and military readiness.

Job Description
RAD supports the Navy and Marine Corps, as well as other DOD sponsors in the development and assessment of policies, programs, and processes affecting the effective and efficient use of military resources.

CNA is seeking candidates with a background in applied Microeconomics, especially in the areas of labor, education, health, energy, environment, or industrial organization. Applicants should have a strong quantitative background, an interest in applied, policy-oriented research, and the ability to write, speak, and present in a clear and concise format. The Research Analyst will serve as an important contributing team member on projects or lead smaller/less complex activities. Demonstrate analytical competence.

1 Develop sound analytic frameworks and associated analytic methodologies/ techniques for addressing both structured and unstructured problems. Consistently produce high quality analysis.

2 Develop and maintain broad, general institutional knowledge of primary clients/sponsors; their culture, organization, and issues.

3 Support business development efforts and/or marketing activities by maintaining strong client relationships through high quality work, increasing the visibility of our work, and other related activities such as proposal preparation.

4 Interact with sponsors/clients under the supervision of an experienced colleague, and with study POCs independently.

5 Make significant contributions to research publications and analytic products for individual projects.

6 Communicate results of work in a clear and concise fashion. Effectively communicate one-on-one and in groups. Document work efficiently and accurately. Effectively present work to colleagues, sponsors, and small audiences that are familiar with content.

7 Work with minimal or no guidance on focused, well-structured pieces of projects. Work under closer supervision on more complex, less-structured tasks. Serve as task lead for pieces of projects by managing own activities. May lead small projects under the supervision of an RTL/CMD.

8 Exhibit a positive attitude in interactions with colleagues and clients/sponsors. Provide clear guidance to colleagues on tasks. Take responsibility for own actions and outcomes.

9 Perform other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements
1 Education: Minimum Master's degree in a relevant field or equivalent experience. Currently possess or be nearing completion of a Ph.D. in Economics preferred

2 Experience: Typical minimum requirements Ph.D. & 0+ years or Master's & 2+ years of experience in research and analysis.

3 Skills: Ability to make significant contributions to projects/analyses; Strong analytic curiosity/ creativity; Ability to operate independently in the execution of assignments; Ability to work in a multi-disciplinary environment; Strong critical thinking skills; Knowledge of research techniques; Strong planning and organizational skills; Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills; Ability to interact positively and somewhat independently with clients.

4 Other: Ability to obtain & maintain an Active Secret Security Clearance.

5. Required Documents: Use the "Resume Attachments" section to upload:1) Copies of transcripts from all schools attended (unofficial copies are sufficient); 2) Any writing sample(s) that best exemplifies your written work (i.e post-conference writings, publications, etc...).

Job summary


CNA Resource Analysis


Arlington, United States


Master's Degree





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6th December 2017

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7th January 2018

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