UI Associate
The Urban Institute - Washington, DC

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The Justice Policy Center is seeking a temporary summer researcher to work collaboratively on a variety of projects aimed to enhance and measure the impact of public safety and criminal justice operations, initiatives, and practices. These projects include statistical and econometric analyses of criminal justice policies and programs.


Responsibilities include participating in the design of data collection protocols; data collection through site visits, document review and semi-structured interviews; data management and analysis and report writing. The position has a strong emphasis on quantitative analysis through the application of statistical and econometric modeling.


The successful candidate must be enrolled in a graduate degree program, and possess an academic knowledge of a discipline that is generally associated with the attainment of a master’s degree (usually with a bachelor’s degree in a related field) in public policy, economics, sociology, criminology, statistics, or applied economics.

He or she must have experience with data management and analysis using statistical software (SAS, STATA, SPSS, other). Highly qualified candidates will have experience analyzing data on programs or systems. Prior experience conducting research or analysis in public or private organizations is a plus as well as being a self-starter who is able to quickly relate to very senior level leaders in the criminal justice field. Other attributes include; strong oral and written communication skills, reliability, sound judgment, and ability to manage multiple tasks and deadlines.

Only those major job duties necessary for proper job evaluation and/or labor market analysis have been included. Other duties may be assigned by the supervisor.

The Urban Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/V/H. Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply.

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