The University of Chicago Poverty Lab is seeking a Project Associate with strong technical skills to support large-scale social policy research projects. This person will work on a portfolio of projects studying the effectiveness of various kinds of income supports. This position requires an individual who is able to work as part of a small research teams running multiple projects concurrently while working directly with leading social policy researchers at the University of Chicago and University of Illinois, as well as an experienced team of data scientists, administrative staff, and project managers.
Conducts thorough and critical reviews of relevant literature
Writes human subjects permission protocols and amendments for IRB permission, and obtains other research permits as needed
Assists with data collection, management, and analysis including cleaning and assembling the files for data analysis, and conducts field research as needed
Prepares sections of research results, including proofing, formatting and creating tables and graphs
Assists with the coordination of research activities, communications with partner agencies, and managing project deliverables
Assists in writing grant proposals and preparing presentations targeting both policymakers and academic audiences
Other duties as assigned
Demonstrates knowledge of research theory, methods, and literature
Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills
Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and meet tight deadlines
Ability to work both independently and to collaborate with others, both on internal teams and with external partners
Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
Ability to work discretely with sensitive and confidential data
Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint skills
Education, Experience or Certifications
Bachelor's degree in sociology, public policy, economics, or other relevant field required
Some relevant research experience required (experience gained in school counts toward requirement)
Reference contact information
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