The Crime and Education Labs are seeking a Research Manager to work on large-scale social policy experiments designed to test the effectiveness of interventions to reduce violence and improve youth outcomes. This position offers the opportunity to work directly with leading social policy researchers, local policymakers, frontline practitioners, and a dedicated team of research analysts, data scientists, and administrative staff.
Contribute to the design and implementation of several concurrent research studies, including coordinating with program partners, managing subject selection and randomization, and traveling to program sites to monitor program fidelity
In coordination with the PI and research analysts, manage the data analysis and collection processes
Adhere to University of Chicago IRB procedures for protecting the rights and welfare of human subjects, and ensure compliance with institutional, state, and federal regulatory policies, procedures, directives, and mandates
Build and maintain strong relationships with research partners and all participating organizations, government agencies, nonprofits, and community groups
Work with the PI and Director of Finance to develop budgets and coordinate all aspects of grant submission to public and private funding agencies; manage progress, performance, or financial reporting as required by the granting agency; monitor anticipated and actual costs charged to project budgets, regularly communicating these to the Director of Finance, to identify and prevent potential overruns
Develop and disseminate necessary project materials to research team and partner agencies
Generate tables and graphs for academic papers, reports, and presentations; write, proofread, and fact-check academic papers, reports, and presentations
Prepare project memos, summaries, presentations, and manuscripts targeting both policymakers, academic researchers, and other stakeholders
Other duties as assigned
Strong project management skills with exceptional attention to detail required
Ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment required
Outstanding interpersonal skills and ability to maintain positive relationships with various stakeholders required
Strong time management skills with a proven ability to multitask and to prioritize activities to successfully complete projects on tight deadlines with little supervision
Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to present data in a simple and straightforward way for non-technical audiences required
Demonstrated ability to exercise sound judgment required
Knowledge and understanding of criminal justice policy, violence, or education research literatures strongly preferred
Education, Experience or Certifications:
Bachelorâ™s degree economics, public policy, sociology, or a closely related field required.
Advanced degree preferred.
A minimum two years related work experience required.
Experience with quantitative data analysis to support the research design preferred.
Previous experience working in a research organization or managing research projects preferred.
Previous fieldwork experience preferred.
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