Research Assistant, U.S.-Korea Institute - Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies


Organization Information

The U.S.-Korea Institute at SAIS (USKI) is part of an extensive program which began in 2006 to make SAIS a hub of Korea-related activities in the Washington, D.C., area. USKI's mission is to increase information and understanding of Korea and Korean affairs in the United States, especially in the Washington, D.C., area. With support from the Korea Institute for International Economic Policy, the Korea Foundation and private American donors, USKI sponsors courses, fellowships, research and outreach activities regarding Korea at SAIS. USKI takes no stands on political or policy issues, but seeks to encourage the broadest possible dialogue with and among Americans with an interest in Korea.

LocationWashington, DC 

Job Description 

The US-Korea Institute at SAIS is seeking a part-time research assistant for immediate hire, to assist in conducting research on public finance and administration, focusing on how governance and civic participation affects fiscal policy and public institutions across various countries. This long-term research project offers possible publishing opportunities and a negotiable contracted salary. Although remote work is possible, the availability to meet frequently in person strongly is preferred.

Job Qualifications

Successful candidates will have the following qualifications:

  • Graduate degree in public administration, public policy, and/or economics
  • Robust understanding of econometrics
  • Strong writing and editing skills
  • Experience in STATA or similar statistical software
  • Ability to multitask, prioritize assignments, meet deadlines
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Foreign language skills are a plus (but not necessary)

How to Apply:

To apply, please email cover letter, resume, and short writing sample to Michelle Kae, Research Assistant at mkae1@jhu.edu. Please use the subject line, "Application: Research Assistant, Public Finance Project."

Only those chosen for interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.

Deadline - N/A