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Research Associate

Old Dominion University

Norfolk, VA United States

Research Associate (FP566A)

ODU is seeking candidates for a Research Associate (full-time, 12 month) position. The Research Associate will support the wide-ranging public policy analysis activities of the Dragas Center for Economic Analysis and Policy, to include providing analytical rigor in the writing of the State of the Commonwealth Report, State of the Region Report, the Economic Forecasting Project, and analysis of labor markets and economic conditions in Hampton Roads and the Commonwealth of Virginia. The Research Associate supports and enables the production of these reports, retrieves data from a variety of public and private sources, conducts/supports the conduct of data analyses, and writes reports fore recurring and reimbursable projects. This position will also advise graduate students and contract personnel assigned to these tasks.

Required Education: Master’s degree in economics, statistics, business, public policy, political science or a related field or a bachelor’s degree in the preceding fields of study with related work experience equivalent to a master’s degree. 

Required Qualifications:

  • Prior working experience analyzing data and writing results that are accessible to a variety of audiences
  • Some prior experience performing research in academic or business-related settings; researching and formatting economic data
  • Some prior experience in basic computer software programming routines
  • Familiarity with data analysis and manipulation using statistical software or programming language such as R. Practicable working knowledge of economic principles and methods including the collection of economic data and the analysis of economic data using computer applications such as R. Strong technical skills, data analysis and problem solving in an operational environment
  • Effective communication skills, both oral and written, and ability to foster effective interpersonal relationships to work effectively with users in remote locations
  • Demonstrated ability to read, analyze and interpret financial and economic data and then communicate that information in numerical and narrative form for Center reports and presentations
  • Demonstrated ability to produce and manage high-impact presentation materials using Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel is required for this position
  • Demonstrated ability to work in fast paced, high-pressure environment; meet deadlines, manage and prioritize multiple tasks; and demonstrate a high level of organization working under minimal supervision
  • Excellent business acumen, demonstrating the ability to make good judgements and quick decisions with respect to business situations

Preferred Qualifications: Master’s degree in economics

Review Date: This position is open until closed. 

To apply, please visit It is the policy of Old Dominion University to provide equal employment, educational and social opportunities for all persons, without regard to race (or traits historically associated with race including hair texture, hair type, and protective hairstyles such as braids, locks, and twists), color, religion, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), national origin, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation or genetic information. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


  • Start Date: No Start Date
  • Education: Master's Degree Preferred
  • Work Experience: 0 - 2 years
  • Part/Full Time: Full-Time

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