Economics Research Assistant

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29098BR
Job Title:
Economics Research Assistant
Location:
Dearborn
State:
MI
Company:
Ford Motor Company

Job Description
Position Description/Overview:

Ford Motor Company's Corporate Economics and Strategic Issues Office is announcing an opening for an Economic Research Analyst.

Responsibilities:

This position will support the work of the Office with a range of responsibilities, including
  • data collection and analysis
  • maintenance of internal and external data sources
  • preparation of charts, tables and PowerPoint presentations
  • research assistance on both short- and long-term analytical projects, including econometric and technical computing support.

The Office conducts forecasts of economic conditions and automotive industry analysis for a variety of emerging and developed markets around the world. The research assistant has primary responsibility for maintenance of an external data link to provide timely data supporting these studies. The position also involves extensive use of PC spreadsheet and presentation graphics applications for data manipulation and chart production.

The broad geographical and functional responsibilities of the Corporate Economics Office will provide the qualified candidate with an introduction to Ford's global operations, and the role of applied economics in an international business environment. Attention will be paid to providing experience that will be valuable in a variety of future career paths.


This position is paid at an hourly rate to be negotiated based on the selected candidate's skills and experience. A full-time commitment (35-40 hours per week) is desired. This position is not eligible for Company benefits.


Job Requirements:
Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree is required, or degree to be completed by May 2018, with a minimum GPA of 3.25 in the areas of Economics, Business or Statistics

Preferred Qualifications:
  • 1+ years of experience working with economic data in a professional or academic setting is also preferred
  • Due to typically short turnaround times for the Office's routine analysis, strong computing experience with a range of software applications including Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint and Word is strongly preferred

The distance between imagination and … creation. It can be measured in years of innovation, or in moments of brilliance. When you join the Ford team discover all the benefits, rewards and development opportunities you’d expect from a diverse global leader. You’ll become part of a team that is already leading the way, with ingenious solutions and attainable products – and it is always ready to go further.

Candidates for positions with Ford Motor Company must be legally authorized to work in the United States on a permanent basis. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Ford Motor Company is an equal opportunity employer committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status or protected veteran status.


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