Researcher: Data Analytics & Applied Statistics

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University of Chicago

Chicago, United States

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Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago seeks an individual with strong quantitative research competencies and interests to work in teams across child welfare and youth homelessness.


Chapin Hall is an independent policy research center at the University of Chicago that provides public and private decision-makers with rigorous research and achievable solutions to support them in improving the lives of children, families, and communities. Chapin Hall partners with policymakers, practitioners, and philanthropists at the forefront of research and policy development by applying a unique blend of scientific research, real-world experience, and policy expertise to construct actionable information, practical tools, and, ultimately, positive change for children, youth, and families. Chapin Hall's unwavering partnership mindset is also demonstrated in its commitment to employees by fostering a collaborative and innovative work environment, at all times, that is committed to reflecting diversity and inclusion in its culture, projects, and workforce. Established in 1985, Chapin Hall's areas of research include child welfare systems, community capacity to support children and families, and youth homelessness. For more information about Chapin Hall, visit or @Chapin_Hall. Also take a moment and view this video clip from various staff regarding why they enjoy working at Chapin Hall.

Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago seeks an individual with strong quantitative research competencies and interests to work in teams across child welfare and youth homelessness. In child welfare, the Researcher will work with a team engaged in empirical, analytical, and conceptual child and family welfare research using administrative data in Illinois. In youth homelessness, the Researcher will work with a multidisciplinary team to design and carry out evaluation of direct cash transfer interventions for youth and also analyze linked administrative data to understand young people's pathways into and through homelessness from other public systems. [See products posted at our End Youth Homelessness Impact Area page and at .] Chapin Hall has an ambitious agenda and an exciting portfolio of projects that are equity-centered, youth powered, cross systems, and evidence focused.

The preferred location of this position is at our headquarters in Chicago, IL, but is negotiable. This position will report directly to Brian Chor , Senior Researcher.

In both scopes of work, the Researcher's main contribution to research projects is the management, linking, statistical analysis, and presentation of research data. This includes developing and carrying out power/sample size calculations, sampling and randomization plans, and analysis plans for impact evaluations. They will participate in discussions regarding study design and methodology; develop and maintain programs that transform data into analyzable formats and/or that can be utilized for data analysis; and perform modeling and statistical analyses of data using R, Python, VBA, SQL/PostgreSQL, STATA, SAS and/or other appropriate analytic software programs. The Researcher will also participate in meetings with external stakeholders and write sections of research results for funders and publications.

This is an ideal opportunity for an early career scholar with solid quantitative skills who is interested in theoretically driven translational research. The youth homelessness and child welfare research clusters focus on creating and testing solutions for children, youth, and families who experience adversity and are systems implicated. The position offers opportunity for long term growth including an increasingly autonomous role in the design, conduct, and dissemination of translational research and opportunities for advancement.

We seek a driven scholar with expertise in data analytics and applied statistics who will contribute innovative ideas, support and conduct proposal and business development efforts, and co-author and present works to a range of audiences.


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