Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Location: Illinois: Chicago
The UChicago Crime and Education Labs are seeking a Research Analyst with strong technical skills to work on large-scale social policy research projects designed to reduce crime and improve educational outcomes. The analyst will work on a portfolio of projects across a variety of areas that span both criminal justice and education.
The successful candidate will have experience in applying a variety of statistical modeling and data analysis techniques to datasets in real-world settings. From project inception to delivery, the Research Analyst will contribute to all facets of data collection & cleaning, model development, and implementation. 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 NYC-area universities, local city agency staff, as well as a team of administrative staff, other analysts, research managers, and student research assistants.
Works with partners and members of the research team to propose and implement analytical approaches to solving specific research questions.
Cleans, transforms, merges, and matches between large and complex research and administrative datasets.
Builds statistical models for a variety of research projects.
Performs sampling, power analysis, and randomization.
Prepares results for memos, presentations, and academic papers targeting both policymakers and researchers.
Assists with literature reviews and drafting papers.
Other duties as assigned.
Strong interest in social policy required.
Strong quantitative skills required.
Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and meet tight deadlines required.
Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail required.
Ability to work both independently and as a team member required.
Ability to work carefully with sensitive and confidential data required.
Education, Experience or Certifications:
Bachelor's degree in economics, sociology, public policy, statistics, computer science, or a closely related field required.
Advanced degree preferred.
A minimum of one year of relevant research experience required.
Experience gained in school counts towards requirement.
Working with large, complex, and/or administrative datasets.
Working with field experiments or randomized controlled trials.
Program evaluation methods (e.g., difference-in-differences, propensity score matching, regression discontinuity).
Creating data visualizations.
Conducting power analysis.
Imputing missing data.
Technical Knowledge or Skills:
Experience working with statistical programming languages required (Stata or R experience strongly preferred).
Knowledge and understanding of crime, violence and/or education policy and research literature preferred.
NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application
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