The Role 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 designed to test the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of promising poverty 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 a team of administrative staff, project managers, and student research assistants from the Chicago office. Duties and Responsibilities - 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. - Bachelor's degree in economics, sociology, public policy or other relevant field required. To Apply: Submit resume, cover letter, writing sample, and transcripts
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