Research Economist

RESEARCH ECONOMIST

The Texas Real Estate Research Center at Texas A&M University
College Station, Texas

The Center conducts rigorous, applied academic research to be presented to a wide variety of audiences. Preferred candidates may be asked to provide video recordings of previous presentation and speaking engagements, as well as professional references. Please visit our website at https://www.recenter.tamu.edu/ to learn more about our work.

NOTE: This is NON-TENURE position. There are no teaching assignments.

The salary range is $150,000 - $200,000, depending on experience, in addition to benefits and wellness services which can be viewed at https://employees.tamu.edu/benefits/.

Job Description Summary
The Research Scientist (Economist) is a senior-level position. The primary responsibility is to perform analysis related to real estate, urban, and rural economics for the State of Texas, to produce reports based on the findings, and to disseminate those findings through articles and presentations. The researcher will also participate in staff meetings, assist with seminar planning, and collaborate with others as assigned.

Required Experience and Education:
Doctorate in economics, finance, real estate, or related program, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Six years of applied economic analysis in housing or commercial real estate economics.

Preferred Experience:
Ten years of applied economic analysis in housing or commercial real estate economics, with industry experience.

Required Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Proven ability to effectively communicate with a variety of audiences in industry, academics and government via written articles and oral presentations. Experience with analytical software such as R, SAS, Eviews or others. Able to travel in-state to perform speaking duties. Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others.

40%: CONDUCT REAL ESTATE ECONOMIC RESEARCH
Performs as a senior-level researcher in the unit with a focus on the Texas real estate economy. Has expertise in housing or commercial finance or economics. Defines data needs. Utilizes data and other resources to design and conduct research projects. Evaluates, analyzes and develops economic models to interpret findings. Develops standardized, repeatable reports of trends and analysis of economic activity. Stays abreast of the latest and most appropriate research methodologies and applies best practices. Implements high level of integrity in data collection and maintenance. Able to maintain objectivity and neutrality in all aspects of research. Prepares reports of findings. Reviews and comments on technical accuracy of manuscripts and research proposals. Stays informed of economic conditions and financial and real estate markets.

25%: DISSEMINATE FINDINGS
Disseminates findings through written articles, oral presentations, media interviews, and other means. Writes technical and industry articles on research findings, data search and processing, econometric statistical analysis, and forecasting for publication in print and online. Coordinates with unit editorial staff to create articles and oral presentations of findings for a wide array of audiences, such as state, industry, municipalities and individuals. Responds to requests from external constituencies with expert information.

15%: OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES
Collaborates with other researchers on projects as needed. Participates in scheduled research staff meetings. Assists research director to identify and define research projects and resource requirements. Plan and participate in relevant Center seminars. Develop other projects as assigned.

15%: EXTERNAL LIAISON
Develops and maintains relationships with recognized institutions and organizations in the real estate industry in Texas to expand the Center s public exposure and to foster collaborative efforts.

5%: OTHER DUTIES
Performs other duties as assigned.

Submit inquires with a cover letter and resume to Pamela Canon at [email protected].

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