Mid to Senior Research Analyst, Technology and Innovation
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Are you interested in engaging with ideas across a range of disciplines and sharing newly-acquired knowledge with others? Can you quickly absorb information and identify trends? Our team is looking for an individual with these skills to help navigate strategic decisions and contribute to the organization’s mission to advance an understanding of free societies. The Mid to Senior Research Analyst will engage with various academic disciplines to inform our strategies and grant-making. This role will work collaboratively with colleagues at the Foundation and the Institute on the technology and innovation issue area. Technology & Innovation Technological advances have transformed the human experience and have led to vast increases in societal well-being. These advances are best enabled by an environment that does not hinder technological progress and a culture that welcomes innovation. This is a unique opportunity for anyone with an enthusiasm for the free and open exchange of ideas and an interest in using their knowledge and research skills to support grant-making activities that will make a difference! Essential Duties and Responsibilities • Research and develop an understanding of various academic disciplines to assess grant-making opportunities • Apply excellent written communication skills to synthesize research and recommend opportunities for the Foundation to support • Build collaborative relationships across the organization • Identify gaps and opportunities for grant-making that will advance the organization’s vision Qualifications and Requirements • An M.A. with academic or professional research experience preferred; concentration in economics, public policy, political science, history, or related fields preferred • Interest in the technology and innovation issue area preferred • Ability to analyze and contextualize scholarly publications • Demonstrated inquisitiveness and ability to explore new intellectual spaces • Robust written communication skills • Demonstrated ability to apply strategic thinking skills to organizational goals • Strong commitment to advancing freedom and well-being for individuals, communities, and societies • Works well in a highly collaborative environment Candidates will be asked to submit a writing sample. Benefits of Working at the Charles Koch Foundation • Flexible and fulfilling work arrangements • 401(k) matching • Comprehensive health, vision, and dental benefits • Full spectrum of life and disability insurance • Vacation, sick, and holiday pay • Eight weeks paid primary caregiver leave • Flexible Spending Accounts • Continual professional training • Organization-sponsored team-building activities • Company discounts for employees in more than 24 categories, including entertainment, travel, food, and sports • Located just one block from the Court House Metro Station • Metro benefits or paid parking in building garage • Newly designed space maximizes natural light and includes collaborative areas and quiet work stations • Fitness facilities, wellness rooms, and dry cleaning available in the building • Casual Fridays EOE/M/F/D/V The Charles Koch Institute and Charles Koch Foundation are working to advance a free society that best achieves long-term peace, civility, and well-being. We do this by supporting universities, non-profits, and professional training programs to find the ideas and talent that will stimulate a movement and change the world. Because here, your life’s work matters.