Economic Forecast Project is looking for 2-3 research analysts!

The UCSB Economic Forecast Project is now welcoming applications for 2-3 research analyst positions spanning the 2020-2021 academic year. The Economic Forecast Project is a University of California, Santa Barbara community-sponsored research department. Our mission is to provide reliable economic, demographic, health, and environmental data and analysis to our community of citizens, government, business, non-profit, and other users. To this end, the EFP maintains extensive databases of Santa Barbara County and the Central Coast. Our research is presented to local communities via the internet, publications, and events held across the Santa Barbara region throughout the year. We strive to present our work in the most accurate, coherent, and detailed manner possible. 
Ideal candidates will possess strong writing and communication skills, experience working with data–either via coursework or independent projects, and have a working knowledge of R or Python. Those without R or Python experience may be considered if they possess other desirable qualifications. Research analysts work under the supervision of three UCSB Economics graduate students at various stages of their Ph.D. Duties include, but are not limited to, collecting and cleaning data on the Santa Barbara County region, producing clear and informative figures for presentation to the local community, and updating EFP’s online publications. Experience conducting independent research or research under the UCSB faculty is a plus, but not required. Previous research analysts have gone on to complete graduate school, join the Federal Reserve system, and begin careers in consulting.
To be fully considered for the position, please submit a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to no later than October 16, 2020. If you have previously submitted a resume outside of this call for applications, we encourage you to resubmit the requested material as described above. We look forward to getting to know you.”