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The Tobin Project, Research Analyst, Application Deadline, BTT Gateway Job ID 9331

Mon, January 12, 2015


Job Description: 
The Tobin Project is currently seeking full-time Research Analysts to work within and across our four core research areas: Governments and Markets, Institutions of Democracy, Economic Inequality, and National Security. 

The core work of the Tobin Project is motivating new research on major problems facing society. Our research team serves as the hub for a network of more than 400 leading scholars with whom we work, designing strategic research inquiries and building new communities of scholars across multiple disciplines and universities. Research team members are responsible for managing long-term research inquiries, planning meetings of scholars and policymakers, maintaining fluency in a variety of social scientific methods, interfacing with leading scholars, and providing sustained creative input into large-scale research projects such as edited academic volumes. Staff members interpret and analyze current scholarship, typically gaining expertise within a particular substantive area, and engage with methodologies ranging from experimental design to historical analysis.

More information about the Tobin Project may be found at:


Successful candidates will demonstrate first and foremost a commitment to the Tobin Project’s mission. The ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s or graduate degree in a social science or history and a strong commitment to using scholarly research to inform public policy. Additionally, successful applicants will have:

*Excellent analytical, writing, and oral communication skills
*Experience designing and conducting original research in the social sciences or history
*Creative and entrepreneurial thinking
*The ability to self-motivate and to take the initiative in managing projects
*The ability to evaluate high-level academic research
*The ability to work independently and as a member of a team
*Persistence, determination, and the ability to overcome obstacles 
*Strong interpersonal skills
*Exceptional attention to detail


BTT Gateway Job ID 9331 

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