Research Director at University of Chicago in Chicago, Illinois

Posted in Other 6 days ago.





Job Description:

Department

UL Urban Poverty Lab


About the Department


Job Summary

The job manages a team of professional staff responsible for scientific research projects and research facilities. Ensures compliance of research activities with institutional, state, and federal regulatory policies, procedures, directives, and mandates. Manages the production of articles, reports, and manuscripts, and presents research findings at meetings and/ or conferences.

Responsibilities


  • 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

  • Reviews research of others, and may conduct own research, in area of expertise. Edits and approves articles, reports and manuscripts. Presents research findings at meetings and/or conference. Manages the research of processes in clinical or non-clinical settings. Program and use computers to store, process, and analyze data.

  • Reviews research of others, and may conduct own research, in area of expertise. Edits and approves articles, reports and manuscripts. Presents research findings at meetings and/or conference. Manages the research of processes in clinical or non-clinical settings. Program and use computers to store, process, and analyzedata.

  • Manages research professionals and support staff involved with planning, monitoring, and compliance aspects of research projects. Advises other researchers on long-range plans for research projects.

  • Performs other related work as needed.


Minimum Qualifications

Education:

Minimum requirements include a college or university degree in related field.

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Work Experience:

Minimum requirements include knowledge and skills developed through 7+ years of work experience in a related job discipline.

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Certifications:

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Preferred Qualifications

Education:

  • PhD or EdD degree

Experience:

  • Experience working with interdisciplinary research teams and agency and community stakeholders

Preferred Competencies


  • Expertise in all aspects of the research design, methods, and evaluation of research projects in the area of labor economics/social policyorexpertise in machine learning/predictive analytics

  • Interest in finding and testing innovative solutions to urban problems.

  • Content expertise in workforce development, homelessness/housing, or financial stability.

Application Documents


  • Resume (Required)

  • Cover Letter (Required)

  • Writing Sample (preferred)


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


Job Family

Research


Role Impact

People Manager


FLSA Status

Exempt


Pay Frequency

Monthly


Scheduled Weekly Hours

37.5


Benefits Eligible

Yes


Drug Test Required

No


Health Screen Required

No


Motor Vehicle Record Inquiry Required

No


Posting Statement

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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.

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