Research Assistant

  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Early Career
  • Posted
    May 16

Position description

Keybridge is a boutique economic and public policy consulting firm. Founded in 2001, Keybridge serves as economists, policy experts, and strategic advisers to a diverse clientele that includes Fortune 500 companies, global financial firms, leading trade associations, non-profit organizations, federal government agencies, and other institutions that operate at the intersection of economic and public policy. We provide clients with a suite of analytical and advisory services, ranging from economic modeling and investment analysis to policy design and strategic planning. Keybridge specializes in developing creative analytical approaches to complex problems, and communicating analytical insights in a clear, compelling, and accessible fashion.

The research assistant position provides individuals with the opportunity to work closely with experts in economics and public policy and to develop the fundamental skills needed to succeed in these fields.  In particular, research assistants are responsible for the following tasks:

  • Drafting analytical notes, memos, and reports on current economic and public policy issues.
  • Performing quantitative analysis to identify emerging economic and financial trends.
  • Conducting background research and drafting literature reviews for analytical studies.
  • Collecting and organizing data for surveys and case studies.
  • Preparing charts, data tables, and presentations.

A successful individual will be able to work simultaneously and independently in multiple areas of research, quickly learning new topics, methods, and statistical software packages, as needed.  As a growing company with an entrepreneurial spirit, Keybridge seeks motivated candidates who are interested in opportunities to demonstrate initiative and develop rapidly expanding responsibilities.


  • Salary based on experience, education, and demonstrated skill sets.
  • 100% employer-paid health, prescription drug, and dental insurance.
  • 100% employer-paid short-term and long-term disability insurance.
  • Employer-matched retirement savings account.


The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in economics, public policy, or a related field.
  • Strong interest in economics and the application of economic tools to public policy issues.
  • Strong interest in writing and an ability to draft analyses with minimal supervision.
  • Proven quantitative skills, including statistical and econometric analysis.
  • Highly proficient with Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, and Word.
  • Familiarity with statistical software (Stata and R Studio), geospatial analysis software (ArcGIS), and data visualization software packages (Tableau).
  • Capacity to simultaneously work on a variety of issues and engage with multiple projects.
  • Ability to independently adjust to changing priorities and meet objectives within agreed upon deadlines.
  • Exceptional work ethic and good sense of humor.

Current areas of interest to our clients include: macroeconomics and global economic risks, energy policy, environmental policy, regulatory policy, international finance, public health, hazard mitigation, and emergency management.

Application instructions

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and short writing sample to Ms. Allix Bradecamp. Please note that Keybridge does not sponsor employment-based visas.

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