Research Assistant
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Company:
Center for Automotive Research
Location:
Ann Arbor, MI, USA
Job Posted:
30+ days ago

Research Assistant

Under general supervision, this position is responsible for participating as a research assistant on various research activities focusing on the automotive industry and the public sector. This position is a temporary part-time (up to 20 hours per week) position with a potential 30 – 40 hours per week from May to August. Hourly rate: $14.00 - $15.00, depending on experience.

Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
• Conduct research project tasks as directed
• Collect, organize and maintain macroeconomic, trade, and automotive industry data
• Prepare results, including tabular and graphical presentations
• Conduct library and electronic searches and prepare abstracts of key sources, including comprehensive literature reviews
• Participate in project meetings, as needed
• Provide general office and operational support, as needed

Required qualifications:
• Working towards a Bachelor’s degree in economics, public policy, business, industrial engineering, or related field
• Thorough knowledge and experience of MS Office Software, especially in PowerPoint and Excel
• Attention to detail

Desired qualifications:
• Familiarity with government and industry data resources
• Interest and/or familiarity with the automotive industry
• Basic statistics knowledge and experience with statistics software

Topical areas:
• Automotive economics and business
• Economic development policy analysis
• Sustainability, Regulation, and Policy Analysis
• Transportation systems research and analysis

Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States legally. The position is currently remote due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and CAR will provide the use of a laptop during the internship. During the remote work period, CAR interns must have continuous and stable internet connectivity, a cellular device for voice, video, and text communications, and a private place for video meetings. Remote work also requires independence, self-discipline, and accurate time-keeping. The successful candidate must also have reliable transportation to our Ann Arbor office when CAR resumes in-office operations at a future date. CAR takes the COVID-19 pandemic seriously, and our staff will not return to in-person work until it is safe to do so.

To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and resume to Angie Ely at ------------ by February 28, 2021.
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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, height, weight, marital status, protected disability, or other characteristic protected by law.