The University of Chicago Energy & Environment Lab is seeking a Research Manager (RM) with strong research, methodological, and management skills to support large-scale environmental policy research projects. They will help manage a growing portfolio of projects designed to evaluate the effectiveness and impact of promising energy and environmental interventions. The RM will contribute to the design, implementation and analysis of energy and environment research projects with direct applicability for policymakers. They will work closely with U.S. government agencies, municipal governments, researchers, and a dedicated team of research analysis, data scientist and staff, to support research projects led by Faculty Director Michael Greenstone.
Manage research partnerships with government agencies and serve as project manager for research and technical assistance projects, including communications and project deliverables.
Meaningfully contribute to the research design, analysis and implementation of policy relevant research projects.
Assist with setting the strategic direction of the E&E Lab by helping form new partnerships and building capacity.
Manage data collection, management, and econometric analysis for a variety of projects.
Prepare results for memos, presentations, and working papers targeting both policymakers and academic audiences.
Ensure compliance with institutional, state and federal regulatory policies and procedures as well as internal data privacy and security policies.
Conduct thorough and critical reviews of relevant literature.
Assist with writing grant proposals and managing grant reports.
Prepare human subjects protocols and amendments for IRB.
Other duties as assigned, including supervising other research staff.
Strong background in applied statistics & econometrics required.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to present research concepts in a simple and straightforward way for non-technical audiences required.
Strong time management skills with a proven ability to multitask and to prioritize activities to successfully complete projects on tight deadlines with little supervision.
Strong project management skills with exceptional attention to detail required.
Ability to work both independently, in a self-directed manner, and as a team member required.
Ability to work discreetly with sensitive and confidential data required.
Knowledge and understanding of energy and environmental policy topics strongly preferred.
Education, Experience or Certifications:
Master's degree in economics, public policy, statistics or other relevant field required.
Coursework in econometrics and/or mathematical statistics required.
A minimum of two years of relevant research experience required.
Experience programming in Stata or R required.
Experience working on field experiments / randomized controlled trials strongly preferred.
Experience working with large and complex datasets strongly preferred.
Experience working with UNIX servers preferred.
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