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Senior / Lead Economist - McLean - 22102

Local Staffing
Tysons Corner, Virginia, US
Closing date
Dec 3, 2021

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Academic / Research
Conservation science
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Full time
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Why choose between doing meaningful work and having a fulfilling life? At MITRE, you can have both. That's because MITRE people are committed to tackling our nation's toughest challenges-and we're committed to the long-term well-being of our employees. MITRE is different from most technology companies. We are a not-for-profit corporation chartered to work for the public interest, with no commercial conflicts to influence what we do. The R&D centers we operate for the government create lasting impact in fields as diverse as cybersecurity, healthcare, aviation, defense, and enterprise transformation. We're making a difference every day-working for a safer, healthier, and more secure nation and world. Our workplace reflects our values. We offer competitive benefits, exceptional professional development opportunities, and a culture of innovation that embraces diversity, inclusion, flexibility, collaboration, and career growth. If this sounds like the choice you want to make, then choose MITRE-and make a difference with us.
MITRE has an opportunity for a Senior / Lead Economist to support the growth of our portfolio of economics work across diverse sponsors in the U.S. Government. The position will work in a multidisciplinary environment with a collegial team of applied economists who provide an analytic basis for decision-making in multiple topic areas, including aviation, transportation, international trade, international finance, critical technologies, and climate change.
Expect a team environment with self-motivated, highly trained professionals. This is an applied research environment where tasks are rarely routine and often require novel approaches.
Typical projects for this position include:
* Policy assessment.
* Cost-benefit analysis.
* Custom research using advanced econometric techniques (time series, panel, discrete choice, reduced form causal inference, structural modelling, etc.).
* Outstanding communication skills will be used to present research results as actionable / practical solutions.
Minimum Qualifications:
* PhD/PhD candidate in Economics.
* U.S. Citizenship and the ability to obtain a U.S. security clearance are also required.
* Demonstrated understanding of advanced econometric techniques.

Preferred Qualifications:
* Preference given to qualified candidates with an active clearance.
* Experience in industrial organization, supply chains, environmental economics, aviation, transportation, international trade, finance, financial regulation, and/or international finance experience is desired.

MITRE will be conducting virtual interviews between January 5 and January 7, 2022. The deadline for applications is December 17, 2021.
This requisition requires the candidate to have a minimum of the following clearance(s):
This requisition requires the hired candidate to have or obtain, within one year from the date of hire, the following clearance(s):
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