Careers

To join us at the Education Lab, check here for current job and internship openings.

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Finance Director

The Finance Director will oversee all financial and grant-related activities for the Crime Lab and Education Lab. This role is crucial in ensuring the effective financial management, compliance with university and external funding regulations, and the successful acquisition and administration of grants. The Director leads a team of professional staff responsible for the financial management of operating and capital budgets for the unit.

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Senior Research Manager

The UChicago Crime Lab and Education Lab are seeking a Senior Research Manager to manage research projects and individual staff working on our research and technical assistance projects. Our projects are designed to evaluate programs and initiatives tackling gun violence, policing and the criminal justice system, and education inequity. Senior Research Manager will work on a portfolio of projects and supervise project management staff across both the Crime Lab and Education Lab.

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Program Manager

The University of Chicago Education Lab is seeking a Program Manager to support our research portfolio, including the Personalized Learning Initiative. The Personalized Learning Initiative (PLI) is a nation-wide R&D initiative to scale the benefits of tutoring. The Program Manager is responsible for supporting the Associate Director of the Education Lab in establishing and maintaining a diverse network of program partners and stakeholders.

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Analytics Manager

The UChicago Crime Lab and Urban Education Lab are seeking an experienced Analytics Manager with strong technical skills to work on large-scale social policy experiments designed to test the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of youth violence prevention and educational interventions. The Analytics Manager will lead a team of analysts, work on a small portfolio of projects across the areas of both criminal justice and education, develop and manage processes and procedures for collaborative data access and use, and support broader organizational development activities.

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Data Project Associate

The University of Chicago Crime Lab and Education Lab are seeking a Project Associate with strong technical skills to work on large-scale social policy research projects designed to reduce crime and improve educational outcomes. The analyst will work on a portfolio of projects across a variety of areas that span both criminal justice and education. This position requires an individual who is able to work as a part of small research teams running multiple projects concurrently.

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Research Analyst

The UChicago Crime Lab and Education Lab are seeking Research Analysts with strong technical skills to work on large-scale social policy research projects designed to reduce crime and improve educational outcomes. The analyst will work on a portfolio of projects across a variety of areas that span both criminal justice and education. The successful candidate will have experience in applying a variety of statistical modeling and data analysis techniques to datasets in real-world settings.

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Post-Award Administrator

The Post-Award Administrator is responsible for all financial and non-financial post-award activities for all sponsored projects at the Crime Lab and Education Lab. They identify and remediate deviations from established account management expectations. This person works with a diverse team of Principal Investigators, Research Directors, staff and partners involved in the administration of grants and contracts.

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Data Science Internship

The Data Science Summer Internship is a great opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of what it takes to process data and build and evaluate predictive models. This position will be full-time for approximately 37.5 hours per week for 10-12 weeks. Responsibilities include data management and summary statistics, helping with the implementation of machine learning models, and conducting literature reviews.

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Data Analytics Internship

The Data Analytics summer internship is a great opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of policy research and to develop research skills. This position will be full-time for approximately 37.5 hours per week. Responsibilities include project development, data entry, statistical analysis and modeling, literature reviews, and report writing.

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Public Affairs Summer Intern

The Public Affairs summer internship is a great opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of public affairs for policy research and to develop communications skills. This position will be full-time for approximately 37.5 hours per week. You will work with the Public Affairs team to execute dissemination strategies and draft website content, social media posts, and reports.

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Project Management Internship

The Project Management summer internship is a great opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of policy research and to develop research skills. This position will be full-time for approximately 37.5 hours per week. Responsibilities include assisting with project implementation, conducting literature reviews of relevant policy and research topics, writing reports, coordinating with internal and external partners, and administrative tasks.

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Project Associate, Project Management

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.

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Staff at a partner appreciation event (photo by Jason Smith)
Founding Executive Director Roseanna Ander (photo by Jason Smith)