Provide scientific direction on all projects, ensure the rigor, and quality of all work
Manage and mentor research and project staff
Help set and contribute to organizational priorities as part of the management team
Report to the Managing Director
Work collaboratively with senior faculty members at the University of Chicago and elsewhere, other research directors, and with partner agencies
Contribute to the scientific content of research proposals
Assist the Executive Director, Managing Director and other faculty affiliates in supporting fundraising, dissemination, and policymaker outreach activities
Contribute to strategic conversation about which new projects and initiatives the Crime and Education Lab should take on
Management of staff and leadership on organizational initiatives
Oversees activities related to data collection, analysis, and reporting. Reviews articles, reports and manuscripts. Oversees the presentation of research findings at meetings and/or conferences.
Manages grant/funding applications. Establishes, monitors, and controls project budgets.
Ensures compliance of research activities with institutional, state, and federal regulatory policies, procedures, directives and mandates.
Performs other related work as needed.
A Ph.D. in public policy, economics, statistics, or another relevant field, and ideally will have defended their doctoral dissertation by Fall 2021.
The successful candidate will have expertise in program evaluation, econometrics, statistics, or data science, and an interest in finding and testing innovative solutions to urban problems. Preference will be given to those who understand and use methods of causal inference and who have proven experience working with interdisciplinary research teams and agency and community stakeholders.
Strategic leadership skills
Advanced knowledge in relevant scientific field
Advanced knowledge of research techniques or methods
Knowledge of scientific applications
Knowledge of regulatory policies and procedures
Attention to detail
Verbal and written communication skills
Ability to work independently and as part of a team
Cover Letter (required)
Writing Sample (required)
Reference Letters with Contact Information (preferred)
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