Senior Researcher/Project Director or Staff Researcher/Project Coordinator

Job description

The Colorado Evaluation and Action Lab (Colorado Lab) is strategic research partner for government and the community. The Colorado Lab was launched as a collaboration between the University of Denver and the Colorado Governor's office. The mission of the Colorado Lab is to improve the lives of Colorado residents by partnering with state and local governments to strengthen coordinated and efficient person-centered services. The Colorado Lab approach is responsive to the needs of government partners, serving as a connector between government agencies and the research community and prioritizing work that would not happen but for the Colorado Lab. The projects the Colorado Lab engages in are cross system, person-centered, and aligned with the Governors priority social and health policy areas.

The Colorado Lab team consists of the Director, Deputy Director, Director of Data Integration and Analytics, Sr. Researcher/Project Manager, and an Office Manager. The Colorado Lab also works closely with a network of affiliated researchers at universities throughout the state. Colorado Lab research staff are required to possess a solid intuitive understanding of rigorous research methods and why they work, strong written and oral communication skills for explaining technical topics to non-experts, and coding skills necessary to manage and analyze longitudinal data efficiently. Staff members are expected to engage in a collaborative learning environment where employees are highly responsive to each other as well as to government and research partners. Staff hold themselves and each other responsible for completing high quality, well-documented work in a timely fashion. The Colorado Lab seeks to add one additional staff member at either the Senior Researcher/Project Director or the Staff Researcher/Project Coordinator level.

Required Qualifications
Senior Researcher/Project Director

  • Master's degree in public policy, public health, anthropology, sociology, economics, criminal justice, law, or a related field.
  • Six years of experience leading research projects (e.g., principal investigator or co-principal investigator).
  • Experience working with local, state, or federal government.
  • Experience working with large administrative datasets.
  • Experience working with government and the policy-making process.
  • In-depth knowledge of at least one major area of domestic social policy.
  • Track record of securing external funding for research projects.

Staff Researcher/Project Coordinator

  • Master's in public policy, public health, anthropology, sociology, economics, criminal justice, law, or a related field.
  • Experience working with large administrative datasets.
  • In-depth knowledge of at least one major area of domestic social policy.

Preferred Qualifications
Senior Researcher/Project Director

  • PhD in public policy, public health, anthropology, sociology, economics, criminal justice, law, or a related field.
  • Expertise in implementation science.
  • In-depth knowledge of domestic health policy.
  • Track record of leading complex research projects and demonstrated success in meeting deadlines and government partners.
  • Decision-making goals.

Staff Researcher/Project Coordinator

  • Expertise in implementation science.
  • Experience using a variety of statistical programs (e.g., STATA, R, SPSS, SAS).
  • In-depth knowledge of domestic health policy.
  • Experience working with government and the policy-making process.
  • Experience working with local, state, or federal government.

Application Deadline
For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) on December 15, 2020.

Special Instructions
Candidates must apply online through jobs.du.edu to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

 

 

 

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Job No: 493326
Posted: 11/13/2020
Application Due: 1/12/2021
Work Type:
Salary: Negotiable