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Research Assistant


Cleveland State University
Headquarters: Cleveland, OH
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Collects, develops, analyzes and communicates economic development data and other information to internal and external constituents of the Center for Economic Development (CED). Collects and analyzes data, creates visual presentation, and prepares reports on economic development studies. Utilizes and modifies financial information and databases to support CED research activities and operations. Supervises assigned student personnel. Interacts professionally with all internal and external customers using strong interpersonal skills.

Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree in economics, economic development or business administration, and three years experience in data and financial analysis. Knowledge of information systems, database and statistical analysis. Experience with relational databases and statistical research, data retrieval, and query. Ability to work independently and as part of a team. Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications
Proficient in financial analysis. Previous data analysis experience in economic development research in a university setting. Working knowledge of IMPLAN data and modeling. Proficient in Excel and advanced MS Office programs. Experience with PeopleSoft, grant administration, accounting software, and analysis of public finance. Working knowledge of economic development research methods, theories, and analyses.

Requisition Number

Date grant, position, or appointment expires (For Funds Available, Temporary, and Waiver of Posting

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicant Instructions
Offer of employment is contingent on satisfactory completion of the University’s verification of credentials and other information required by law and/or University policies or practices, including but not limited to a criminal background check.

Applications will be exclusively accepted online at Mailed or emailed application materials will not be accepted.

Hours per week

Work Schedule
Monday-Friday 8am-5pm