Project Associate
The University of Chicago

Chicago, Illinois

Posted in Education and Training


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Job Info


Department

Inclusive Economy Lab

About the Department

Founded in 2015, The University of Chicago Inclusive Economy Lab (formerly the Poverty Lab) conducts rigorous research that expands economic opportunity for people harmed by discrimination, disinvestment, and segregation. We partner with civic and community leaders to identify, test, and implement policies and institutional practices that expand economic opportunity on a broad scale. One of five Urban Labs based at the Harris School of Public Policy, the Inclusive Economy Lab is led by Pritzker Director Marianne Bertrand, Chris P. Dialynas Distinguished Service Professor of Economics at the Booth School of Business. The Inclusive Economy Lab studies programs and policies that aim to expand economic opportunity in order to understand how well they work. By identifying barriers to social mobility and racial equity and highlighting the programs and policies that have the most positive impact, our work creates greater economic opportunity in cities. We specialize in evaluating policies with the potential to improve lives in four main areas: • College and Career Success • Housing Stability • Financial Security • Quality Jobs Our Values • Conduct science in service of cities: We feel a sense of urgency to do research that improves people's lives. We select projects that lead to solutions for policy, practice, and increased investments on the ground. Our research is rigorous and informed by the historic and current contexts that shape urban residents' lives. • Foster lasting relationships: We collaborate with policymakers, practitioners, and people with lived experience to understand multiple perspectives and figure out what works. • Elevate equity & inclusion: We aim to hire people with a range of personal and professional backgrounds, skillsets, and identities. We expand access to evaluation for a broad range of organizations and we conduct work that affirms the dignity of all people. • Check our privilege: We recognize the power and privilege we have as members of the University of Chicago. We practice humility and recognize that expertise comes in many forms and there are limits to our own. • Embrace a growth mindset: We invest in our people and develop our skills and content knowledge together. We work respectfully as a team to achieve our shared goals.

Job Summary

The job performs routine assignments related to scientific research projects. Ensures compliance of research activities with institutional, state, and federal regulatory policies, procedures, directives and mandates. Analyzes possible solutions using standard procedures. Writes articles, reports and manuscripts. Assists in drafting presentations on research findings.

Responsibilities

  • Conducts thorough and critical reviews of relevant literature.
  • Writes human subjects permission protocols and amendments for IRB permission, and obtains other research permits as needed.
  • Assists with data collection, management, and analysis including cleaning and assembling the files for data analysis, and conducts field research as needed.
  • Prepares sections of research results, including proofing, formatting and creating tables and graphs.
  • Assists with the coordination of research activities, communications with partner agencies, and managing project deliverables.
  • Assists in writing grant proposals and preparing presentations targeting both policymakers and academic audiences.
  • Maintains technical and administrative support for a research project.
  • Analyzes and maintains data and/or specimens. Conducts literature reviews. Assists with preparation of reports, manuscripts and other documents.
  • Performs other related work as needed.

Minimum Qualifications

Education:
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Preferred Qualifications

Education:
  • Bachelor's degree in sociology, public policy, economics, or other relevant field.
  • Some relevant research experience.

Technical Skills or Knowledge:
  • Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint skills.

Preferred Competencies
  • Ability to engage thoughtfully with issues related to race, identity, and equity and work across difference.
  • Demonstrated experience working with communities that have experienced segregation and disinvestment.
  • First generation college students and those with lived experience in communities experiencing poverty and disinvestment are encouraged to apply.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of research theory, methods, and literature.
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and meet tight deadlines.
  • Ability to work both independently and to collaborate with others, both on internal teams and with external partners.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to work discretely with sensitive and confidential data.
  • Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint skills.

Application Documents
  • Resume (required)
  • Cover Letter (required)

When applying, the document(s) MUSTbe uploaded via the My Experience page, in the section titled Application Documents of the application.

Job Family

Research

Role Impact

Individual Contributor

FLSA Status

Exempt

Pay Frequency

Monthly

Scheduled Weekly Hours

37.5

Benefits Eligible

Yes

Requires Compliance with University Covid-19 Vaccination Requirement

Yes

Drug Test Required

No

Health Screen Required

No

Motor Vehicle Record Inquiry Required

No

Posting Statement

Employees must comply with the University's COVID-19 vaccination requirements. More information about the requirements can be found on the University of Chicago Vaccination GoForward.

The 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.

Staff Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-5800 or submit a request via Applicant Inquiry Form.

We seek a diverse pool of applicants who wish to join an academic community that places the highest value on rigorous inquiry and encourages a diversity of perspectives, experiences, groups of individuals, and ideas to inform and stimulate intellectual challenge, engagement, and exchange.

All offers of employment are contingent upon a background check that includes a review of conviction history. A conviction does not automatically preclude University employment. Rather, the University considers conviction information on a case-by-case basis and assesses the nature of the offense, the circumstances surrounding it, the proximity in time of the conviction, and its relevance to the position.

The University of Chicago's Annual Security & Fire Safety Report (Report) provides information about University offices and programs that provide safety support, crime and fire statistics, emergency response and communications plans, and other policies and information. The Report can be accessed online at:http://securityreport.uchicago.edu.Paper copies of the Report are available, upon request, from the University of Chicago Police Department, 850 E. 61st Street, Chicago, IL 60637.


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