Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Location: Illinois: Chicago
The University of Chicago Poverty Lab is seeking a full-time Research Director to provide scientific and intellectual leadership for the Poverty Lab. The Research Director, in partnership with senior faculty members at the University of Chicago and elsewhere, will provide scientific direction for a portfolio of applied research projects and ensure the rigor and quality of the Lab's work.
Direct a portfolio of applied research projects either focused on homelessness/housing, workforce development, or financial stability or a cross cutting portfolio of work incorporating tools from predictive analytics and machine learning across the areas in which the Poverty Lab is doing work.
Manage and mentor research and project staff, providing scientific direction and ensuring the rigor and quality of all work.
Contribute to strategic conversations about which new projects and initiatives the Poverty Lab should take on.
Work collaboratively with practitioners and policy makers to develop and implement applied research projects.
Contribute to the scientific content of research proposals.
Disseminate research findings to both research and practitioner/policy maker audiences.
Serve as a member of the Poverty Labâ™s senior leadership team.
Expertise in all aspects of the research design, methods, and evaluation of research projects in the area of labor economics/social policy or expertise in machine learning/predictive analytics required. Expertise in both preferred.
Interest in finding and testing innovative solutions to urban problems.
Content expertise in workforce development, homelessness/housing, or financial stability preferred.
Education, Experience or Certifications:
Ph.D. in public policy, economics, statistics, computer science, or other relevant field by fall 2019 required.
Experience working with interdisciplinary research teams and agency and community stakeholders preferred.
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