The University of Chicago Crime Lab is seeking a data Project Associate with strong technical skills to support large-scale social policy research projects. This person will work on a portfolio of projects designed to test the effectiveness of promising interventions.
This position requires an individual who is able to work as a part of small research teams running multiple projects concurrently. The position offers the opportunity to work directly with leading social policy researchers at the University of Chicago and government agency staff, as well as an experienced team of data scientists, administrative staff, and project managers from the Chicago office.
Crime Lab is also hiring for a Project Associate to support with project management responsibilities. For more information on this role, please view the Job Requisition JR03495 in Workday.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Assists the data and analytics team with data collection, management, and analysis. Responsibilities include documenting incoming data, preparing files for analysis, matching, sampling, conducting randomization across multiple projects
Contributes to building traditional statistical models for a variety of research projects
Prepares results for memos, spreadsheets, and presentations targeting both policymakers and academic
Assists with the coordination of research activities, communications with partner agencies, and managing project deliverables
Conducts thorough and critical reviews of relevant literature
Other duties as assigned
Strong interest in social policy required
Background in applied statistics & modeling required
Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and meet tight deadlines required
Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail required
Ability to work both independently and as a team member required
Ability to work discretely with sensitive and confidential data required
Education, Experience or Certifications:
Bachelor's degree in economics, sociology, public policy, statistics, or a closely related field required
Some relevant research experience required. Experience gained in school counts towards requirement
Experience working with Stata, SAS, R or other programming languages required
In addition, though none of the following are required for the position, candidates are encouraged to highlight experience in the following areas: â¨
Experience working with large and complex datasets
Experience working on field experiments
Familiarity with randomized controlled trials
NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application
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