Research Analyst, Evidence Project

Bipartisan Policy Center - Washington, DC4.5

The Bipartisan Policy Center is a non-profit organization that combines the best ideas from both parties to promote health, security, and opportunity for all Americans. BPC drives principled and politically viable policy solutions through the power of rigorous analysis, painstaking negotiation, and aggressive advocacy.

As a leading Washington, DC-based think tank that actively promotes bipartisanship, BPC works to address the key challenges facing the nation. Our policy solutions are the product of informed deliberations with former elected and appointed officials, business and labor leaders, and academics and advocates who possess views from across the political spectrum. We are currently focused on policy issues related to health, energy, national and homeland security, the economy, education, immigration, infrastructure, governance, and evidence-based policymaking.

BPC is currently seeking a Research Analyst to support activities for BPC’s Evidence Project. BPC’s Evidence Project launched in 2017, with an initial focus on extending the work of the U.S. Commission on Evidence-Based Policymaking. The Evidence Project provides ongoing support for bipartisan efforts to produce and use research and science to inform policymaking. The Evidence Project brings together leading experts around the generation and use of evidence in policymaking processes; provides advice and expertise on implementation options and strategies related to statistical, evaluation, privacy, and science policy; and support efforts to develop legislation, regulations, policies, and standards to improve the use of evidence in the country.

The position of Research Analyst at BPC is a versatile one, involving a variety of tasks, often simultaneously. The analyst will be expected to learn about new and evolving policy issues, and will interact with policy experts and political leaders.

Specific responsibilities may include conducting research on evaluation, statistical, and privacy issues; drafting and editing reports, policy briefs, blog posts, fact sheets, and op-eds; and proactively engaging on other routine tasks such as planning events and communicating BPC’s work through a variety of media. The analyst will initially be responsible for supporting deliverables associated with a line of work that connects science, data, and privacy policy with respect to decision-making associated with federal environmental policy.

Experience conducting policy research, including familiarity with quantitative and qualitative approaches
Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, particularly in writing
Knowledge of and interest in evidence-based policymaking
Demonstrated understanding of or experience working with implementation of Federal government programs and policies
Ability to multi-task on numerous projects, large and small, in both collaborative and independent situations
Demonstrated research and organizational skills
Familiarity with program evaluation, risk assessment, cost-benefit analysis, or other policy analysis approaches used for environmental policy is a plus
Applicant must have minimally completed master’s degree in a relevant discipline. Additional work experience is preferred.
BPC values interaction and collaboration across its departments and policy projects. Periodically, opportunities will arise to contribute to new or expanding projects in other policy or functional areas.

BPC offers a highly competitive salary and provides generous benefits. Individuals interested in this position should send resume, cover letter, writing sample, transcript (if a recent graduate), and references to [email protected]. Please include the title of this job, Research Analyst, Evidence Project, in the subject line of the application email.

BPC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.