Provides scientific direction on all projects, ensure the rigor, and quality of all work.Â
Oversees and mentor research and project staff.Â
Helps set and contribute to organizational priorities as part of the management team.Â
Works collaboratively with senior faculty members at the University of Chicago and elsewhere, other research directors, and with partner agencies.Â
Contributes to the scientific content of research proposals.Â
Assists the Executive Director, Managing Director,Â and other faculty affiliates in supporting fundraising, dissemination, and policymaker outreach activitiesÂ
Contributes to strategic conversation about which new projects and initiatives the CrimeÂ LabÂ and Education Lab should take on.Â
Serves as a resource for collecting data and performing analysis. Facilitates and promotes a research project by providing scientific or intellectual information.
Creates first drafts for scientific writing and publications, including protocols and grants.
Performs other related work as needed.
Applicants must have 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)
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