Data Research Assistant (Temporary Summer Internship) 2/11/2020
University of Chicago
JOB DESCRIPTIONAPPLY DEPARTMENT
13760 Urban Crime Labs
ABOUT THE UNIT
By 2050, the global urban population will nearly double to 6.4 billion. This unprecedented growth in the global urban population creates incredible opportunities but also intensifies the most difficult problems cities face, such as concentrated poverty, crime, poor-quality schooling, and pollution. The University of Chicago founded Urban Labs to help address these challenges. Urban Labs is a set of highly synergistic labs focused on undertaking inquiry and having impact on five essential dimensions of urban life: crime, education, health, poverty, and energy and environment. Urban Labs partners with cities to identify and rigorously evaluate the policies and programs with the greatest potential to improve human lives at scale. Urban Labs evidence-based approach gives policymakers and practitioners the knowledge they need to effectively achieve the greatest social good per dollar spent. In sum, UChicago Urban Labs: *Identifies promising solutions to urban challenges *Tests the most promising urban policies and programs *Scales-up the most effective and cost-efficient policies and programs. For more information about the UChicago Urban Labs, go to http://urbanlabs.uchicago.edu.
The temporary research assistant summer internship is a great opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of policy research and develop research skills. This position will be full-time for approximately 37.5 hours per week. Please note that our office is located in downtown Chicago at 33 N. LaSalle Street.
* Project Development
* Data entry, reviewing and cleaning
* Statistical analysis and modeling
* Literature reviews
* Writing, formatting, and editing reports and works for dissemination
* Administrative tasks
* Interest in and aptitude for developing advanced programming and analytic skills for working with administrative data required
* Strong verbal and written communication skills with the ability to synthesize multiple sources required
* Strong initiative and a resources approach to problem-solving and learning are required
* Work independently and as part of a team required
* Sound critical thinking skills required
* Strong attention to detail with superb organization skills required
* Superb analytic skills and attention to detail required
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE OR CERTIFICATIONS:
* Significant progress towards a degree in social science discipline such as economics, public policy, statistics etc., with a strong background in mathematics and statistics required
* Experience with at least one statistical package required, STATA, or R strongly preferred
TECHNICAL KNOWLEDGE OR SKILLS:
* Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite required
* Knowledge of the substantive policy area strongly preferred
* Cover Letter
NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the RESUME/CV section of the application.
Depends on Qualifications
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