Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Location: Illinois: Chicago
Work with Health Lab staff and affiliates to manage an existing and continue to build a portfolio of applied research projects focused on urban health and healthcare, including potentially social determinants of health, health systems management, the interactions of health and criminal justice involvement, and health and homelessness.
Manage and mentor research and project staff, providing scientific direction and ensuring the rigor and quality of all work. The Research Director will manage at least three full time analysts.
Â·Contribute to strategic conversations about which new projects and initiatives should be taken on by the Health Lab.
Work collaboratively with practitioners and policy makers to develop and implement applied research projects.
Contribute to, and be able to lead, development of scientific content and research proposals.
Disseminate research findings to both research and practitioner/policy maker audiences.
Serve as a member of the Health Labâ™s senior leadership team, with primary reporting to the Health Lab Faculty Directors and Executive Director.
Oversees contractual negotiations between Urban Labs, University Research Administration (URA) and external data sources. Serves as a dedicated resource to advise on processes and procedures for obtaining access to confidential data.
Coordinates with external partners, Urban Labs staff, and the URA to submit and process new data sharing agreements and amendments to existing agreements; monitor the status of pending agreements.
Develop, build and advise on data transfer protocols and systems with partners in accordance to data sharing agreements.
Manages research professionals and support staff involved with planning, monitoring, and compliance aspects of research projects. Advises other researchers on long-range plans for research projects.
Develops goals and operating procedures, practices, and guidelines for research activity based on department strategy.
Performs other related work as needed.
Ph.D. in public policy, economics, statistics, computer science, or other relevant field highly preferred, or a Masterâ™s Degree plus at least 5-years demonstrated managerial experience leading scientific or technical work teams.
Experience working with interdisciplinary research teams and agency and community stakeholders.
Managerial experience required, experience managing analysis and research assistants.
Demonstrated experience in mixed methods including statistical analysis and predictive modeling (e.g. machine learning) will be highly valued.
Experience addressing social determinates of health, race or gender disparities is a plus.
Expertise in all aspects of the research design, methods, and evaluation of research projects in the area of health policy or expertise in machine learning/predictive analytics. Expertise in both.
Interest in finding and testing innovative solutions to urban problems.
Content expertise in workforce development, healthcare delivery, or financial stability preferred.
Remote to start; Chicago
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