Friday, January 20, 2012

Economic Statistician

The Council of Economic Advisers ( ) currently has an entry-level vacancy for an Economic Statistician. We are seeking an academically strong recent graduate with at least an undergraduate degree in economics (or substantial economic coursework) and some coursework in statistics. The position is posted on the AU Career Web, and here is a brief description:

Economic Statistician

The employee’s primary duties are to:
*assist with the preparation of economic memoranda by preparing charts and background spreadsheets (in Excel) to aid analysis, and by fact-checking and editing content written by the economic staff;
*gather data and prepare tables and related content for the monthly Economic Indicators publication ( );
*gather data and prepare tables for the 140-page statistical appendix in the annual Economic Report of the President ( );
*use public websites and database software (training provided) to find and retrieve data for use in developing and preparing various products;
*research economic data and information on the internet; and
*help staff obtain data and advise on its use.

The employee must be detail oriented and demonstrate great accuracy when preparing, calculating, and fact checking economic statistical content. The work environment is fast-paced, with frequent quick-turnaround deadlines. The employee should be able to respond to requests with speed, calmness, and flexibility, maintaining good working relationships with data providers and CEA staff.

Qualifications: 4-year degree in a related field, with coursework in economics and statistics. Solid Excel skills. U.S. citizen. Subject to background check and drug test.

Salary: $42,209

Candidates may apply easily through the AU Career Web. Resume and transcripts are required, but many students and alumni already have these documents loaded into the Au Career Web system, making application simple. Applicants are also requested to provide a cover letter.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Introduction to Responsible Conduct of Research

January 30, 2012
5:30 – 7:30pm
Graduate Research Center, Room B60
Bender Library
This interactive workshop will provide an introduction to the philosophy of Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) as a means for promoting ethics in research at contemporary universities. The elements and modules of an RCR program will be introduced to outline relations between RCR and (a) professional career development or (b) research misconduct. Several case studies will be discussed. Certificates of attendance will be provided. The workshop is appropriate for undergraduate and graduate students conducting research.

Please RSVP to by January 27th.
Contact: Matt Zembrzuski, Research Compliance Manager,, X3447

Career Services for MA Students

Wednesday, January 25, 2012
5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Graduate Research Center Classroom
Room B60, Bender Library


AU Masters' candidates are invited to an interactive session with the AU Career Center. Susan Gordon, Director of Career Development will present a thorough overview of career services at American University with ample opportunity for Q & A. This session will also address the job search process and timeline and the role of online networking sites and professional associations in your career development. The session is open to all first or second year Masters candidates and is intended to introduce you to the in depth services provided on campus and to spark you to develop your professional plan. It is never too early or too late!

Click here to register.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

US International Trade Commission Internship

The United State International Trade Commission, Office of Administration, Program and Internal Controls Analysis Division is recruiting a Program Analysis Assistant (Intern). Applications will be accepted from current graduate students who are United States citizens no later than January 20, 2012.

Feel free to contact Prof. Reynolds for more information.