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Analyst, Center for Radical Innovation for Social Change
University of Chicago (UC)
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Internal Number: JR22369
Location: Chicago, IL
Manages projects related to pressing social issues.â¯Â
Quickly gets up to speed on problem areas by conducting academic literature reviews, conversing with experts and potential partners, analyzing data, and reviewing news articles and popular media.
Identifies constructive approaches and presents findings to colleagues, partners, and funders.â¯Â
Pilots new and unconventional solutions, either working with outside partners or driving an initiative within RISC. Solutions could range from building prototypes of new products to designing incentive structures to conducting surveys.
Maintains technical and administrative support for a research project.
Analyzes and maintains data and/or specimens. Conducts literature reviews. Assists with preparation of reports, manuscripts and other documents.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Technical Skills or Knowledge:
Demonstrated proficiency in data analysis, manipulation, and visualization, e.g., R, Stata, Excel, SQL, Python.
Communications and/or media skills (e.g., social media management, graphic design).
Experience with RCT/experimental design and implementation in a social science field.
Self-starter, able to juggle multiple priorities with minimal oversight.
Intensely curious, eager to dive into new issue areas and draw conclusions.
Comfortable with ambiguity; break down large problems and identify new directions without clear right answers.
Comfortable changing your mind in the face of new information. As in Freakonomics, our analyses sometimes leads to unexpected findings which may contradict prevailing beliefs.
Highly resilient. We work on some of the worldâ™s most intractable problems; good Analysts are able to overcome setbacks without being discouraged.
Strong communicator who can introduce ideas effectively, whether in writing or in presentations.
Work collaboratively and effectively on a small team, wearing multiple hats and honing our ad-hoc processes.
Comfortable working with and drawing conclusions from data.
You are inspired by our mission! No prior social good experience is necessary. We want people who are interested in our work, regardless of previous paths.
Located/Relocate near the Chicago area. Employees will be expected in the office 2-3 days per week.
Response to the question, How do you want to change the world? (required)
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