Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
The Columbia Justice Lab within the Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy in the Faculty of Arts & Sciences seeks to appoint one Associate Research Scholar to assist with research on Bruce Western’s Rikers Island Longitudinal Study (RILS). The RILS is a panel study of defendants facing a new criminal charge in New York City, and examines how race, poverty, and related vulnerabilities shape pretrial outcomes.
The Associate Research Scholar will actively participate in the intellectual development and program activities related to the RILS: managing the project team, serving as a resource for new team members, and directing field work operations, including subject retention efforts, data collection, coding, and analysis. The Associate Research Scholar will also assist the Principal Investigator on developing research instruments and protocols, drafting research and grant reports, conducting literature reviews, maintaining the study's IRB documentation, and developing protocols for archiving data. In addition, the Associate Research scholar will assist the Principal Investigator in setting research goals and participate in the development of proposals. The Associate Research Scholar will report to Principal Investigator Bruce Western.
This position will involve regular travel around the New York City and the Metropolitan New York area for data collection when in-person fieldwork is possible. However, duties may be carried out entirely remotely when in-person fieldwork is not possible.
The Associate Research Scholar will have broad understanding of the research techniques, software, and instruments used in the project (including Stata, R, Microsoft Excel, Google Suite, and Qualtrics), and will work with minimal supervision from the Principal Investigator to establish protocols for collecting, coding, and analyzing administrative, qualitative, and quantitative data. The Associate Research Scholar will train other staff in following these protocols and ensure they are completed with accuracy.
The Associate Research Scholar will also draft written reports based on data analyses, assist the Principal Investigator in preparation of publications and grant reports, and conduct literature reviews and other online research.
This appointment is for one year with the possibility of renewal contingent on funding.
Internal Number: 5750
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