Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Location: Illinois: Chicago
Manage research partnerships with government agencies and serve as project manager for research and technical assistance projects, leading communications and project deliverables.
Meaningfully contribute to the research design, analysis and implementation of policy relevant research projects.
Assist with setting the strategic direction of the E&E Lab by helping form new partnerships and building capacity.
Closely collaborate with Lab leadership and faculty serving as principal investigators on projects to plan and execute research projects.
Manage data collection, cleaning and econometric data analysis for a variety of projects.
Build predictive analytics/machine learning models, in collaboration with other research staff.
Prepare memos, presentations, and papers targeting both policymakers and academic audiences.
Ensure compliance with institutional, state and federal regulatory policies and procedures as well as internal data privacy and security policies.
Conduct thorough and critical reviews of relevant literature.
Assist with writing grant proposals and managing grant reports.
Prepare human subjects protocols and amendments for IRB.
Uses subject matter and best practices knowledge to perform lab and/or research-related duties and tasks. Works independently to assist with project design.
Solves complex problems relating to the administration of projects, including planning new procedures, adapting existing procedures to the needs of the project, and making significant contributions to methodology.
Performs other related work as needed.
Master's degree in economics, public policy, statistics or other relevant field.
Coursework in econometrics and/or mathematical statistics.
A minimum of four years of relevant research experience.
Programming in Stata or R.
Work on field experiments / randomized controlled trials.
Strong background in applied statistics & econometrics.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to present research concepts in a simple and straightforward way for non-technical audiences.
Strong time management skills with a proven ability to multitask and prioritize activities to successfully complete projects on tight deadlines with little supervision.
Strong project management skills with exceptional attention to detail.
Work both independently, in a self-directed manner, and as a team member.
Knowledge and understanding of energy and environmental policy topics strongly.
Topical expertise in energy and environmental economics, including familiarity with the field literature.
This position will perform tasks mostly indoors in an office setting.
Work independently for periods of eight (8) hours or more.
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