Job Opportunity: Research Assistant

The Urban Institute is seeking a Research Assistant (Metropolitan Housing and Communities Center). Within the Urban Institute, the Metropolitan Housing and Communities Policy Center (Metro) conducts research on how housing and place shape people’s lives. We believe that housing and place matter. Quality, affordable housing anchors families, and the communities where people live can influence nearly everything in their lives: where they work and how they get there; the quality of schools that their children attend; their health and safety; and even their longevity. Our work sits at the intersection of housing and communities and is grounded in racial equity.

Metro currently includes several different practice areas that focus on specific areas of research. They are: Housing Finance Policy Center, Climate and Communities; Community and Economic Development; Cities and Neighborhoods; Ending Homelessness; Fair Housing, Land Use, and Transportation; and Housing as a Foundation. Descriptions of each are included at the bottom of the job post.

The Research Assistant is responsible for assisting senior researchers and research teams in successfully executing defined research tasks. The person hired for this position will be assigned to one of Metro’s research practice areas and will work across several other practice areas. All staff work on several projects and topic areas—assignments are made based on the needs of the center, taking into consideration a research assistant’s availability, skills, and interests.

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