Research Assistant

Job description

Working Title: Research Assistant

Position Type: University Operational and Administrative Staff

Department: Curry School of Education

Location: Charlottesville

Posting Date: 05-17-2018

Posting Summary:
The Research Assistant in the Nudge4 Solutions Lab will collaborate with Nudge4 researchers to collaborate with Nudge4 researchers to design, implement and evaluate large-scale behavioral solutions to support economically-disadvantaged populations to access educational and workforce opportunities that lead to economic success.

The Nudge4 Solutions Lab was founded in 2016 by Professor Ben Castleman to create scalable solutions to society's biggest challenges the current areas of focus are education, criminal justice, veterans benefits and workforce development. The Justice Tech Lab was founded by Professor Jennifer Doleac to find effective, scalable solutions to criminal justice problems by rigorously evaluating technology's effects on crime and recidivism, employing new data sources to answer complex questions about criminal behavior.

A Bachelor's Degree in economics, public policy, political science, statistics, computer science, or related field is required, a Master's Degree is preferred. Strong coding skills in Stata or a related program are required. Experience conducting rigorous quantitative research, either through coursework, thesis writing, or working as an undergraduate/professional research assistant is essential. The incumbent must be highly organized and able to work across multiple projects at the same time. Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal skills are required, as is the ability to take initiative and work independently. Preference will be given to applicants with working knowledge in R or Python, and previous experience in project coordination or partnership management.

To apply candidates must submit a University Staff Application through [email protected] (, search posting number 0623305, and electronically attach the following: a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, and contact information for 3 references.

Questions regarding the position should be directed to Danielle Peacock at [email protected]

Questions about the application process in [email protected] should be directed to Rhiannon O'Coin at [email protected]

The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal skills

Ability to take initiative and work independently

Highly organized and able to work across multiple projects at the same time

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Posted: 9/16/2018
Application Due: 9/27/2018
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