Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Location: Illinois: Chicago
Works with partners and members of the research team to propose and implement analytical approaches to solving specific research questions.Â
Cleans, transforms, merges, and matches between large and complex research and administrative datasets.Â
Builds statistical models for a variety of research projects.Â
Performs sampling, power analysis, and randomization.Â
Prepares results for memos, presentations, and academic papers targeting both policymakers and researchers.Â
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.
Performs a range of activities to facilitate the design of research project and the publication of their results. Uses knowledge of statistics to help develop objectives and statistical procedures for the project.
Analyzes data and prepares data tables, charts, and graphs for reports. Writes grant proposals for faculty throughout the unit.
Performs other related work as needed. Â
Master's degree in economics, sociology, public policy, statistics, computer science, or a closely related field.
A minimum of one year of relevant research experience. Experience gained in school counts towards requirement.
Experience working with statistical programming languages R or Python strongly preferred.
Please highlight any experience in the following areas: 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.
Strong interest in data analysis.
Strong interest in social policy, especially crime and education policy.
Strong quantitative skills.
Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and meet tight deadlines.
Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
Ability to work both independently and as a team member.
Ability to work carefully with sensitive and confidential data.
Knowledge and understanding of crime, violence and/or education policy and research literature.
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