THE ROLE: The UChicago Urban Labs is seeking a Research Manager to work on large-scale social policy experiments designed to test the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of poverty interventions. This individual will work on a portfolio of projects focused on workforce development, career / technical education, and youth employment programs and policies. The position offers the opportunity to work directly with leading social policy researchers at the University of Chicago, as well as a team of administrative staff, other project managers, research analysts, and student research assistants. The Research Manager will also collaborate closely with the UChicago Urban Labs' partners in the public and nonprofit sectors.DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: - Contributes to study design and coordinates implementation options with program partners; manages subject selection and randomization process; travels to program sites to monitor and assess implementation- Conducts and manages the data analysis process to ensure proper data collection to evaluate program progress and feasibility- Oversees University of Chicago IRB procedures and maintains confidentiality of participant information; ensures compliance with institutional, state and federal regulatory policies, procedures, directives and mandates- Builds and maintains strong relationships with research partners and all participating partners organizations, government agencies, nonprofits, and other community groups- Works with PI and Grants Manager to develop budgets and coordinate all aspects of grant submission to federal and foundation funding agencies; manages progress reports, performance, or financial reporting as required by the granting agency; monitors anticipated and actual costs charged to project budgets, regularly communicates these to Grants Manager, to identify and prevent potential overruns- Develops and disseminates necessary project materials to research team and partner agencies- Generates tables and graphs for academic papers, reports and presentations; writes, proofreads and fact-checks academic papers, reports and presentations- Prepares project memos, summaries, presentations, and manuscripts targeting both policymakers, academic researchers and other stakeholders- May supervise other research staff- Other duties as assignedREQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS: Submit resume, cover letter, writing sample, and unofficial transcripts with your application.
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