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Research Analyst (Senior Level, PhD)

SENIOR RESEARCH ANALYST

 

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES

Senior Research Analysts serve as project directors and are responsible for:

  •   Developing, designing, and implementing research projects
  •   Cleaning data and managing complex datasets
  •   Conducting statistical analysis of data
  •   Writing research reports
  •   Sharing responsibility for on-site training and supervision of project staff
  •   Participating in Departmental and Agency activities through ongoing discussion and collaboration with colleagues

PROJECT RESPONSIBILITIES

The Senior Research Analyst will direct large-scale research and evaluation projects using CJA data. To accomplish this, the Senior Research Analyst will develop research proposals, prepare, clean, and analyze data and communicate results orally and in writing.

The Senior Research Analyst will become familiar with relevant literature, case processing policies and practices in New York City and CJA’s case processing data to effective perform the stated duties.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • The position requires a Ph.D. in criminal justice, sociology, political science or psychology. 
  • Applicants must have a minimum of 3 years of work experience conducting applied research,
  • strong methodological and statistical abilities, and excellent oral communication and writing skills. 
  • Strong SPSS programming skills and an interest in data cleaning, data management, and statistical analysis are essential. 
  • Good interpersonal and supervisory skills are required. 
  • Applicants with experience using logistic regression for predictive modeling and knowledge of risk assessment literature preferred.

CJA offers a diverse and supportive work environment with opportunities to use your statistical research skills and to learn about the criminal justice system.  The Senior Research Analyst position is full time with excellent benefits, including health, dental, and vision coverage, a retirement savings plan, and four weeks of annual vacation time.

SALARY:  competitive, commensurate with experience  

This is a full-time position and comes with excellent benefits, including health, dental, and vision coverage, a generous retirement savings plan, and four weeks of annual vacation time.       

STARTING DATE:  February 2017

Applications will be reviewed as they arrive, and must be received by January 2, 2017. 

Note:  Only applicants under consideration will be contacted. No phone calls please.
 

The New York City Criminal Justice Agency (CJA) is a not-for-profit service and research organization.  Operating under a contract with the City of New York, CJA provides pretrial services to about 300,000 persons arrested annually in New York City.  Information collected about these arrestees and subsequent case processing is maintained in a computerized database.  The Agency uses this database to conduct descriptive and evaluation research on arrestee characteristics, case processing and court outcomes, and on issues in criminal justice policy in New York City.  For further information, visit our website at www.nycja.org                                                                                

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