THE ROLE:The University of Chicago Crime 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 designed to test the effectiveness and cost-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. DUTIES & 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 and machine learning algorithms for a variety of research projects. -Prepares results for memos, spreadsheets, and presentations targeting both policymakers and academic audiences.-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.REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS: In addition to resume, cover letter, and writing sample: include unofficial transcripts from the highest degree program received.EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status or status as an individual with disability.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status or status as an individual with disability.The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity / Disabled / Veterans Employer.Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process may contact Human Resources by calling 773-834-1841 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with their request.
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