Careers

See below for current job and internship openings.

The Crime Lab and Education Lab are one organization that oversees two portfolios of intricately related work. For most positions, staff will work on projects that fall within both the Crime Lab and Education Lab portfolios or they may focus on one portfolio for a period of time. There are some exceptions where positions are designed exclusively for either the Crime Lab or Education Lab under one portfolio of work. This information will be clearly noted in the job description for each opening.

Staff members pose for a group photo
At the Partner Appreciation Event for the Chicago Urban Labs at River Roast photographed on March 30, 2023. (Photo by Jason Smith)

Executive Director, Crime Lab

The Crime Lab is seeking an Executive Director to help drive our next stage of growth. This will include expanding large-scale social policy experiments in partnership with government, community and NGO’s as well as civic and philanthropic leaders around the country; overseeing cutting-edge research and projects focused on reducing community violence and in particular gun violence and increasing the fairness and effectiveness of policing and the criminal justice system.

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Compliance Associate

The Compliance Associate supports internal communications and operations related to previously executed data use agreements (DUAs). The role involves performing routine assignments related to regulatory compliance programs, including the interpretation of systems to identify areas of risk and coordinates internal audits. With a high level of direction, participates in compliance documentation, compliance training, and compliance committee formation.

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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 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. From project inception to delivery, the Research Analyst will contribute to all facets of data collection and cleaning, model development, and implementation.

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