Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Location: Illinois: Chicago
Supports day-to-day implementation of a community-facing social system research project, including secondary data and research collection, while ensuring fidelity to research ethics and study design.
Assists with historical analysis of relevant crisis response narratives.
Collaborates with law enforcement to collect critical data and qualitative information.
Facilitates integration of community feedback into research process and generated products.
Prepares project memos, summaries, presentations and manuscripts targeting both technical and non-technical audiences, including policymakers, academic researchers and other stakeholders.
Helps with grant reporting and obtaining research permits 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.
Leads the planning and execution of virtual events, including a national roundtable with partner agencies, as well as potentially other in-person dissemination events.
Coordinates and documents internal and external meetings.
Assists in writing grant proposals and preparing presentations targeting both policymakers and academic audiences.
Assists with data collection, management, and analysis including cleaning and assembling the files for data analysis.
Supports data collection and analytical needs of research projects.
Conducts literature reviews and helps write reports and manuscripts. Ensures project compliance with different policies, procedures, directives, and mandates.
Takes responsibility for the following non-laboratory duties: transcribing and coding data; developing data collection instruments; presenting research; and recruiting and scheduling research subjects.
Takes responsibility for the following laboratory duties: recognizing abnormal results and varying conditions or procedures to correct problems; setting up and performing experiments. Analyze the meaning, significance, causes, and effects of the subject.
Performs other related work as needed.
Bachelor's degree in criminal justice, economics, sociology, public health, public policy or another relevant field required. Will consider applicants with equivalent lived experience.
Knowledge and skills developed through at least one year of relevant research experience. Experience gained in school counts towards requirements.
Experience collecting and managing qualitative and quantitative datasets.
Knowledge and understanding of criminal justice and 911 emergency crisis response.
Strong computer skills including the ability to effectively use software applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Access, and Internet Explorer.
Passion for social policy.
Strong quantitative and qualitative skills.
Strong leadership, interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.
Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
Excellent data visualization ability.
Ability to work both independently and as a team member.
Ability to work discretely with sensitive and confidential data.
This role will be indoors, on phone, Zoom, email, and other digital formats - working remotely initially.
Requires the ability to work independently and virtually with teams for periods of eight (8) hours or more.
Cover letter (required)
Writing sample (required)
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