Careers at MJB

LEAD ECONOMIST / HEAD OF THE ECONOMICS CONSULTATION UNIT

The Myers-JDC-Brookdale (MJB) Institute is Israel’s leading center for applied research on social policy and human services. It is active in the fields of employment, health policy, aging, children and youth, disabilities, the quality of social services, and more. MJB is interested in enhancing its capabilities in outcome evaluation, economics, computational science, statistics, and data science.

The lead economist will serve as the head of MJB’s economics consultation unit, provide professional leadership for MJB’s economists, and promote the use of economic tools and concepts throughout MJB.

 

Requirements:

  • At least seven years of experience in applied economic research
  • A demonstrated capacity to bring economic tools and concepts to bear on pressing social policy issues
  • A substantial publication record
  • A doctorate in economics (as a strong preference, but other options can be considered)
  • Experience with the use of a variety of experimental designs (RCTs, natural experiments, cohort studies, population-based observational studies, etc.) to assess the effects of policies and programs
  • Strong econometric skills
  • Familiarity with cost-benefit and/or cost utility techniques
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • An ability to lead and develop junior economists, in both hierarchical and matrix relationships
  • An ability to work collaboratively and synergistically with researchers who are not economists, to advance interdisciplinary work
  • An ability to work effectively with senior government policymakers and leaders of major non-profit organizations

 

Place of work: Jerusalem

Interested persons are requested to submit a CV to Miri Saar, MJB’s director of human relations  – miris@jdc.org

Preference for a full-time, or near full-time position.

 

 

Research Assistant – Engelberg Center for Children and Youth

Job description

Participation in all stages of research (finding articles, literature review, writing research proposals, processing and analysis of quantitative data, conducting observations and field interviews, conducting and analyzing in-depth interviews, writing research reports)

Requirements:

  • MA in social sciences, preferably sociology, psychology, social work or education (possible in final stages of completing degree)
  • Proficient in quantitative research and statistics
  • Good command of SPSS program: performing statistical analyses
  • Good command of Office (including excel, ppt.)
  • Excellent human relations: ability to work as a team with people from different organizations
  • High-level writing
  • High-level English
  • Prepared to work fulltime in Jerusalem
  • Ability and willingness to work simultaneously on two or three studies
  • Preferably familiar with services for children or families

Place of work: Jerusalem

Please send CVs here