The Global Institute is seeking candidates with strong quantitative and analytical skills to play a central role in this new organization. Their primary focus will be to manage all aspects of data collection and analysis of the global network of innovation districts. One example of this work, will be to work with top thinkers, researchers and practitioners globally to devise a robust set of metrics that accurately measure a complex innovation ecosystem where physical form (e.g., density and proximity) are valued along with the commercialization of translational research. This position will grow quickly in stature and standing: working with some of the strongest thinkers in this space; forging new metrics; organizing a process where data is collected for districts across different global regions; and analyzing global districts to assess their strengths and weaknesses. This work will importantly shape a broader work and research agenda for The Global Institute and will be fodder for new articles and academic papers.
For this full-time position, The Global Institute is seeking candidates with the following skills and experience:
- Seven or more years of experience conducting quantitative analysis in the areas of innovation, economic development, city urban development, or a comparable field.
- Must possess a university degree although advanced degrees in respective fields preferred.
- Strong aptitude and experience using quantitative and geographic tools, such as SPSS, SASS, and GIS.
- Highly skilled in data acquisition, data modeling, analyzing large data sets, identifying quantitative and qualitative trends, and presenting data and findings with varying levels of complexity.
- Must be a strong self-starter, comfortable working with minimal oversight, highly organized, motivated and ambitious to become a top leader in the field. Must be a collaborative team player, willing and eager to draw on the strongest ideas from a broad collective. Sensitivity to deadlines is must.
- Fluent in English. Spanish (speaking, reading, and writing) also desirable but not required.
Comfortable working from their home city/base and with a team located across several global regions and time zones.
More About Innovation Districts and The Global Institute
The Global Institute on Innovation Districts is currently being incubated by The American Assembly, a nonpartisan public policy institute based at Columbia University.
If you are interested in this position, please send your resume and a cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note: the successful candidate will be hired as a consultant to The American Assembly at Columbia University. This is not a staff position and does not include benefits, etc.