The University of Chicago Crime and Education Labs are seeking a Project Associate with strong technical skills to support large-scale social policy research projects. The Project Associate 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 a team of administrative staff, project managers, and student research assistants from the Chicago office.
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.
Strong interest in social policy required.
Strong quantitative skills required.
Strong leadership, interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills required.
Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and meet tight deadlines required.
Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail required.
Excellent data visualization ability required.
Ability to work both independently and as a team member required.
Ability to work discretely with sensitive and confidential data required.
Knowledge and understanding of criminal justice and/or education policy literature strongly preferred.
Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint skills required.
Education, Experience or Certifications:
Bachelor's degree in economics, sociology, public policy or other relevant field required.
A minimum of one year of relevant research experience required.
Experience gained in school counts towards requirement.
Experience managing datasets preferred.
Experience working on field experiments preferred.
Experience working with Stata or other statistical software packages preferred
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