13760 Urban Crime Labs
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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: • \tIdentifies promising solutions to urban challenges • \tTests the most promising urban policies and programs • \tScales-up the most effective and cost-efficient policies and programs For more information about the UChicago Urban Labs, go to http://urbanlabs.uchicago.edu/
The UChicago Crime and Education Lab is seeking an Embedded Analyst with strong technical and communication skills to work in close partnership with the Chicago Public Schools (CPS). The embedded analyst will provide technical assistance to the CPS on their portfolio of Social and Emotional Learning projects
The Analyst will be embedded at the Chicago Public Schools Headquarters in the Loop approximately 60% of the week and at the Urban Labs Loop office approximately 40% of the week.
This position requires an individual who is able to work as a part of small research teams running multiple projects concurrently. The position offers the opportunity to work directly with leading social policy researchers at the University of Chicago and government agency staff, as well as an experienced team of data scientists, administrative staff, and project managers from the Chicago office.
- Provide data and analytic technical assistance to CPS staff. Responsibilities include organizing disparate data sources, documenting incoming data, preparing files for analysis, matching, and sampling.
- Contributes to building traditional statistical models for a variety of research projects.
- Prepares results for memos, spreadsheets, and presentations targeting policymakers and both academic and general population audiences.
- Assists with the coordination of research activities, communications with partner agencies, and managing project deliverables.
- Conducts thorough and critical reviews of relevant literature.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Strong interest in social policy required.
- Ability to work closely with partners.
- Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and meet tight deadlines required.
- Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail required.
- Ability to work both independently and as a team member required.
- Ability to work discretely with sensitive and confidential data required.
- Bachelor's degree required in economics, sociology, public policy, statistics, or a closely related field required
- Master's degree preferred
- A minimum of one year of relevant research experience required.
- Experience gained in school counts towards requirement.
- Experience working with Stata, R or other statistical programming languages required.
In addition, though none of the following are required for the position, candidates are encouraged to highlight experience in the following areas:
- Experience with Social Emotional Learning and/or educational policy.
- Experience working with large, complex, and/or administrative datasets.
- Experience working on field experiments.
- Familiarity with randomized controlled trials.
- Familiarity with quasi-experimental research designs.
- Cover letter
NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application.
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