Post-Doctoral Fellow

Chicago, IL
Feb 22, 2018
Position Type
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Illinois: Chicago

13760 Urban Crime Labs

About the Unit
Who We Are: By 2050, the global urban population will nearly double to 6.4 billion. This unprecedented growth in the global urban population creates incredible opportunities but also intensifies the most difficult problems cities face, such as concentrated poverty, crime, poor-quality schooling, and pollution. The University of Chicago founded Urban Labs to help address these challenges. Urban Labs is a set of highly synergistic labs focused on undertaking inquiry and having impact on five essential dimensions of urban life: crime, education, health, poverty and energy & environment. Urban Labs partners with cities to identify and rigorously evaluate the policies and programs with the greatest potential to improve human lives at scale. Urban Labs' evidence-based approach gives policymakers and practitioners the knowledge they need to effectively achieve the greatest social good per dollar spent. In sum, UChicago Urban Labs: - Uses research and evidence to understand how cities can work better - Tests the most promising, cost-effective policies and programs - Works with civic partners to implement and evaluate solutions in real time - Scales solutions to cities across the country and around the world For more information about the UChicago Urban Labs, go to

Job Information

Job Summary:

The Post-Doctoral Fellow will build and lead a portfolio of applied research projects in association with faculty members and research teams.

  • Lead research teams in the design, implementation, evaluation, and analysis of programs.
  • Design rigorous research projects that answer policy-relevant questions, and develop long-range plans for research projects.
  • Oversee activities related to data collection and analysis.

  • Ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment required.
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills and ability to maintain positive relationships
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise sound judgment required.
  • Strong time management skills with a proven ability to multitask and to prioritize activities to successfully complete projects on tight deadlines with little supervision.

Additional Requirements

  • Doctoral degree in public policy, economics, statistics or other relevant field
  • Applicants in the final stages of dissertation review will be considered

  • A minimum of four years of relevant research experience or the equivalent required.

Required Documents:
  • Cover letter
  • Resume

(NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application.)

Benefit Eligibility

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Pay Range
Depends on Qualification

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The University of Chicago is an urban research university that has driven new ways of thinking since 1890. Our commitment to free and open inquiry draws inspired scholars to our global campuses, where ideas are born that challenge and change the world.

We empower individuals to challenge conventional thinking in pursuit of original ideas. Students in the College develop critical, analytic, and writing skills in our rigorous, interdisciplinary core curriculum. Through graduate programs, students test their ideas with UChicago scholars, and become the next generation of leaders in academia, industry, nonprofits, and government.

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