Research Scientist

Job description

Job location: Illinois: Chicago


Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2019-06-12
Req: JR05367
Please make sure to read the job posting in its entirety as it reflects both the University roles and responsibilities, followed by the specific description.

Department13762 Urban Health Lab

About the UnitThe Research Scientist will work closely with the Executive Director to ensure that the Health Lab data and analytics team is well positioned to conduct high quality, timely, and relevant analyses on applied research projects in support of our mission. To that end, the Research Scientist will oversee and support the Lab’s analytics team as well as develop and implement the infrastructure and systems needed to ensure the quality of the team’s work. He or she will also maintain a portfolio of applied analytic projects.

Job FamilyResearch

Responsible for all aspects of research projects and research facilities. Plans and conducts clinical and non-clinical research; facilitates and monitors daily activities of clinical trials or research projects. Directs engineering and technical support activities to develop and maintain tools and computational methods needed to gather and analyze data.

Career Track and Job LevelResearch

Oversees all aspects of management, scientific technological development, and operations for major research projects or research facilities. Ensures compliance of research activities with institutional, state, and federal regulatory policies, procedures, directives and mandates. Writes articles, reports and manuscripts. Presents research findings at meetings and/or conferences.

M4: Provides leadership and direction through managers. Is accountable for the performance and results of related departments. Executes functional plans and contributes to the development of unit strategy that has a division-wide impact. Decisions are guided by division, school or sub-function strategy and priorities.

Role ImpactPeople Manager

ResponsibilitiesThe job provides leadership and direction through managers who are responsible for directing the management, scientific technological development, and operation of major research projects or research facilities. Ensures compliance of research activities with institutional, state, and federal regulatory policies, procedures, directives and mandates. Reviews articles, reports and manuscripts. Oversees the presentation of research findings at meetings and/or conferences.

1) Manages research and research support staff through subordinates, usually other managers. Establishes performance goals, allocates resources and assesses policies for direct subordinates. Contributes to departmental strategy., 2) Oversees activities related to data collection, analysis, and reporting. Reviews articles, reports and manuscripts. Oversees the presentation of research findings at meetings and/or conferences., 3) Develops long-term plans and operating budgets for research projects. Establishes goals and operating procedures, practices, and guidelines., 4) Ensures compliance of research activities with institutional, state, and federal regulatory policies, procedures, directives and mandates. Ensure the compliance with protocols and with all relevant local, federal, and state regulatory and institutional polices., 5) Performs other related work as needed.

Unit-specific Responsibilities

1) Works with partners to identify analytical approaches to solve specific research questions.

2) Cleans, merges, and matches data, and runs sampling and randomization across multiple projects.

3) Builds traditional statistical models and machine learning algorithms for a variety of research projects.

4) Prepares results of models for memos, spreadsheets, and presentations targeting both policymakers and academic researchers.

5) Assists with literature reviews and drafting papers.

6) Assists in writing grant proposals, preparing IRB proposals, and obtaining other research permits.

 

Unit-Preferred Competencies:

1) Strong interest in social policy.

2) Strong background in applied statistics & modeling.

3) Strong written and verbal communication skills.

4) Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and meet tight deadlines.

5) Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.

6) Ability to work both independently and as a team member.

7) Ability to work discretely with sensitive and confidential data.

Education, Experience, and CertificationsMinimum requirements include a college or university degree in related field.

Minimum requirements include knowledge and skills developed through 10+ years of work experience in a related job discipline.

Preferred Qualifications

Education

1) Master's degree in economics, sociology, public policy or other relevant social/mathematical science field.

2) Coursework in econometrics and/or mathematical statistics.

Experience

1) A minimum of two years of relevant data analysis experience.

2) Experience working with large and complex datasets.

3) Proficiency with one or more languages such as R, Stata, Python, or SAS.

4) Experience with relational databases.

5) Experience working on field experiments.

6)Experience working with GIS and UNIX servers.

7) Familiarity with randomized controlled trials.

8) Experience with health and claims data.

 

Required Documents

1) Resume

2) Cover Letter

3) Writing Sample

4) Transcript

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

 

FLSA StatusExempt

Pay FrequencyMonthly

Pay GradeDepends on Qualifications

Scheduled Weekly Hours37.5

Benefits EligibleYes

Drug Test RequiredNo

Health Screen RequiredNo

Motor Vehicle Record Inquiry RequiredNo

Posting Date2019-06-12-07:00

Remove from Posting On or Before2019-12-12-08:00

Posting StatementThe University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination.

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