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POST DATE 9/20/2017
END DATE 12/19/2017

The University of Chicago Other, IL

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The Role

The UChicago Crime Lab is seeking embedded Data Analysts with strong technical and communication skills to work in close partnership with the Chicago Police Department (CPD) on a project to enhance CPD's use of data to improve public safety. This Analyst will be embedded at CPD headquarters and work as part of a larger Crime Lab team to help CPD utilize the data at its disposal to make better-informed decisions that meet the needs of the communities it serves.

The successful candidate will have experience analyzing data and presenting findings, must demonstrate a willingness to work alongside and assist officers, and is able to work well both independently and as part of a larger team. This position offers the opportunity to work directly on addressing a pressing social policy issue in close collaboration with academic and subject matter experts.

The Data Analyst position is a one-year assignment, though there may be an opportunity to extend it subject to funding and project needs.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Mine large amounts of CPD data to yield insights about factors that lead to reductions in violence, particularly gun violence, in Chicago's most violent districts
Communicate and present results to key stakeholders
Use findings to prototype applications that provide intelligence to officers and command staff

To apply:

In addition to your cover letter, resume and writing sample, please submit the unofficial transcript from your highest degree program.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status or status as an individual with disability.

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity / Disabled / Veterans Employer.

Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process may contact Human Resources by calling 773-834-1841 or by emailing with their request.

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