Jobs at EPI

Research Assistant

The Economic Policy Institute (EPI) has an opening for one research assistant starting in early July. This exciting position will support the research and writing of economists and policy analysts at EPI. The person(s) hired will work on a variety of the following issue areas: labor market analysis (including wages, employment, and unemployment), health care, education, retirement security, international economics, the federal budget or EPI’s program on race, ethnicity and the economy. The experts at EPI examine each of these issues through a “living standards” lens by analyzing the impact of economic trends and policies on low- and moderate-income American households.

The successful candidate will have a BA in economics, math, statistics or other related social science field (e.g., public policy or political science) and will also have strong quantitative skills. The RA is required to be a highly organized and detail-oriented researcher with the ability to gather, analyze, and present a wide variety of economic data. The RA needs to be able to present findings through tables, figures, and literature reviews and needs to meticulously document the work. The RA will also assist in the publications process of reports, issue briefs, blog posts, etc. This position requires strong Excel expertise, including the creation of graphics. It also requires a strong familiarity with some basic economic data concepts, like how to deflate nominal income or wage data to account for inflation. The RA should also have strong oral and written communication skills, and the ability to work well on a team. Work experience as a research assistant or in a similar position is strongly preferred. Familiarity with labor market and micro survey data and/or experience analyzing data using SAS or STATA are also strongly desired.

This is a full-time position that offers an excellent benefits package, and a competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. This position also offers excellent opportunities for on-the-job training– for example, EPI RAs receive extensive training to use WordPress in addition to data management and programming skills.

To apply: Send cover letter, resume and a list of three references to researchjob@epi.org. No phone calls please. The cover letter should state when the applicant will be available to start work. Applications will be reviewed as received until the position is filled.

The Economic Policy Institute (EPI) is an independent, nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank that researches the impact of economic trends and policies on working people in the United States and around the world. EPI’s mission is to inform people and empower them to seek solutions that will ensure broadly shared prosperity and opportunity. EPI is an equal opportunity, fair chance, affirmative action employer, committed to building a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment.

Web Developer

The Economic Policy Institute (EPI), the nation’s leading progressive economic think tank, is seeking a talented and motivated web developer to build front-end and back-end features for our websites. EPI has a small and enthusiastic web & design team, and we are looking to expand our capacity with a dedicated web developer.

The core of the developer’s job is creating and implementing features in PHP, JS, SASS, and a few libraries like D3 and HighCharts. The Institute’s main sites are on WordPress, so experience with the WordPress API is a plus.

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Get in touch if you are in your element doing things like:

  • learning new javascript frameworks for data visualization;
  • creating custom functionality for WordPress—using code, not (just) plugins;
  • working with Git/Github;
  • doing VPS management as needed;
  • writing smart, readable, well-documented code;
  • using APIs for social, analytics, and other services;
  • turning designs into code;
  • keeping up with web trends;
  • taking on new challenges.

We are looking for someone to work on public-facing projects like feature development, data visualization, interactive charts, and site UX; and also on internal projects like designing features and workflows to streamline our production process.

To apply: If this sounds like you, send a resume and cover letter to coder@epi.org introducing yourself, your programming background, your languages and your nerd credentials. Code jokes aren’t necessary but are welcome. Use “EPI Web Developer – Firstname Lastname” as your subject line. Include a creative, custom line of code in the body of your message to let us know you’re the real deal. Links to your Github/StackOverflow/projects/other dev-related presence are a major plus.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Pay commensurate with experience. EPI offers an excellent benefit package and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.