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February 1, 2019 - July 31, 2019

University of Chicago Urban Labs

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Crime & Education Labs
Post-Doctoral Research Fellow (Data Science)

JOE ID Number: 2019-01_111461039
Date Posted: 04/10/2019
Date Inactive: 07/31/2019
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Post-Doctoral Research Fellow (Data Science)
Section: Full-Time Nonacademic
Locations: Chicago, Illinois, UNITED STATES
New York City, New York, UNITED STATES
JEL Classification: 00 -- Default: Any Field
Self-directed research
post-doctoral fellow
Full Text of JOE Listing:

The University of Chicago Crime Lab is a faculty-driven research center that tries to improve social conditions in American cities by partnering closely with government agencies to carry out the highest-quality scientific studies. The Lab is led by Jens Ludwig and Harold Pollack of the University of Chicago, Jonathan Guryan of Northwestern University and Pat Sharkey of New York University, and carries out research in collaboration with a national network of experts in fields such as economics, public policy, sociology, behavioral science, and computer science. The Crime Lab is seeking a full-time one- or two-year data science postdoctoral research fellow to contribute scientific and intellectual leadership to our portfolio of projects applying machine learning to public policy. Postdocs will carry out self-directed research and contribute to the intellectual community of the Crime Lab by, for example, interacting with research staff and senior faculty members. There may also be possibilities for postdoctoral fellows to take on leadership roles for research projects with government agency partners. This position can be based in either Chicago or New York City, and applicants must have (or be close to receiving) a Ph.D. in computer science, statistics, economics, or other related field with substantial research experience.

Application Requirements:
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  • Letters of Reference Instructions Below
Reference Instructions:
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