JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)
August 1, 2022 - January 31, 2023
Position Title/Short Description
Section: Full-Time Nonacademic
Location: Arlington, Virginia, UNITED STATES
C1 -- Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General
D -- Microeconomics
H -- Public Economics
I -- Health, Education, and Welfare
J -- Labor and Demographic Economics
L -- Industrial Organization
Q -- Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics
Full Text of JOE Listing:
The Resources and Force Readiness (RFR) division of CNA is seeking candidates with backgrounds in applied microeconomics for two positions. Specifically, we are seeking:
1. An applied microeconomist, preferably with experience in the fields labor/human capital, policy/program evaluation, or data science.
2. A candidate with research experience in energy or industrial organization. An ideal candidate’s educational background would include substantive exposure to physics, chemistry, or applied math in addition to economics.
Applicants should possess or be nearing completion of a PhD in economics and have an interest in applied, policy-oriented research and the ability to write, speak, and present to both technical and non-technical audiences in a clear and concise format. Applicants also should have strong analytic curiosity and creativity; the ability to operate both independently and collaboratively in a multidisciplinary environment; strong critical thinking skills; knowledge of research techniques; strong planning and organizational skills; excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills; and the ability to interact positively and somewhat independently with clients.
As a Research Analyst, you will provide analysis to help develop and evaluate policies, practices, and programs that increase the effectiveness and efficiency of personnel, budgets, and other assets. Major research areas include workforce management, energy and the environment, health analytics and medical readiness, resource allocation, and facilities infrastructure. Whether through empirical research, modeling and simulation, or combined quantitative and qualitative approaches, we provide our sponsors with objective analyses that directly affect policy and practice.
CNA is a nonprofit organization specializing in providing objective analyses to government agencies and foundations. We have conducted such research for the Navy and Marine Corps for over 75 years, and much of our work continues to be with the Department of Defense. CNA fosters an inclusive culture that values diverse backgrounds and perspectives. Our flexible and engaging work environment encourages collaboration throughout the problem-solving process. Our employees use scientific, data-driven approaches to develop effective solutions that help clients manage their programs.
Applicants must be US citizens and be able to obtain and maintain an Active Secret Security Clearance.
*Start date is flexible
- External Application URL and Instructions Below
- Letters of Reference Instructions Below
• Cover letter (Why are you interested in this position? What are your relevant skills and experiences? Why would you be a valuable asset to CNA?)
• Graduate and undergraduate transcripts
Please have official copies sent via email to delandb@ or mail to CNA at:
Attn: Thomas Galvin
3003 Washington Blvd
Arlington, VA 22201
• Job market paper
• Three reference letters
Please have letters sent directly to Mr. Brandon Deland at delandb@
• Optional personal statement (Life experiences that have influenced you, events that have shaped you, obstacles that you’ve overcome, your future goals).
• Please apply online:
*Note that when you click "Apply" you will be directed to a login page, please create an account to begin the application process.
• Applications due by December 15, 2022
• Interviews will be conducted virtually January 3-6, 2023