JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

February 1, 2017 - July 31, 2017

The University of Chicago Urban Labs

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Urban Labs
Crime Lab
Research Director

JOE ID Number: 2017-01_111457760
Date Posted: 04/24/2017
Date Inactive: 07/31/2017
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Research Director
Section: Full-Time Nonacademic
Location: Chicago, Illinois, UNITED STATES
JEL Classification: 00 -- Default: Any Field
public policy
computer science
Full Text of JOE Listing:

The University of Chicago Crime Lab is seeking a full-time Research Director to contribute to the organization's scientific and intellectual leadership. In this role the Research Director will help to manage and mentor research and project staff, providing scientific direction and ensuring the rigor and quality of all work. The Research Director would direct a portfolio of applied research projects in association with faculty members focused on reducing crime and violence and improving life outcomes for disadvantaged youth.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in public policy, economics, criminology, statistics, computer science, or other relevant field with substantial policy and research experience. Preference will be given to those with proven experience working with interdisciplinary research teams and agency and community stakeholders.

The Crime Lab was founded to work closely with city governments to help design and rigorously test promising interventions to address pressing urban policy challenges. Our current portfolio of projects includes large-scale policy experiments in Chicago and New York City, behavioral science interventions, and policy applications of predictive analytics methods from machine learning.

Application Requirements:
  • Application Instructions Below
Application Instructions:
To Apply:
Submit CV/resume, cover letter, writing sample, and reference contact info, requisition 102508.