The Furman Center, a joint center of New York University School of Law and the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service at NYU, is the leading academic research center in New York City devoted to the public policy aspects of land use, real estate development and housing. The Furman Center brings a unique interdisciplinary perspective to its research projects and seeks to employ researchers from a variety of related fields, including law, real estate, finance, urban planning, public policy, political science, statistics, economics and the social sciences.
New York University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
The Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy seeks NYU graduate students to work as research assistants (RAs). RAs must commit approximately 10-20 hours per week during the school year.
GIS research assistants will provide technical GIS support on a variety of research projects. In-depth knowledge of GIS methods and prior GIS experience are required. A bachelor’s degree in geography or at least two years of working experience with GIS is highly desirable. The GIS research assistant will be trained in SAS programming and should demonstrate a desire to learn SAS software if he or she is not already proficient. GIS RAs are also expected to have strong communication skills and will be asked to summarize analytical findings in written memos, PowerPoint presentations, or reports.
Communications research assistants will help with external communications. This includes writing and posting content to the Furman Center website and social media sites, synthesizing research and data into talking points and memos, responding to data requests from community based organizations, reporters, political officials and housing practitioners, drafting policy briefs and other written materials, and helping with the bi-weekly Housing and Land Use Digest. The work requires excellent writing, communications and analytical skills, and a strong interest in housing and urban policy. Applicants should submit a writing sample, in addition to other required documents.