Research Associate - Criminal Justice
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This position provides foundational research support to advance PPIC’s Criminal Justice research agenda. Research associates work as part of research teams and under the direction of a senior research colleague, who provides guidance, review, and mentorship. Key responsibilities include assisting the Criminal Justice team in coding and analyzing large and complex quantitative data, conducting literature searches, abstracting source materials, and presenting research in progress at project and research group meetings. The ideal candidate will have experience cleaning, assembling, and preparing large data sets for research purposes and a demonstrated interest in criminal justice policy.
PPIC is currently working virtually. When PPIC’s offices reopen, this position will be based in PPIC’s San Francisco location.
The PPIC Criminal Justice research group works to create a common understanding about challenges and opportunities in the criminal justice system, criminal behavior and the nature of crime in California, and policies and strategies that lead to safe and thriving communities across the state.
In the Criminal Justice group our work addresses three overarching areas:
Research associates are integral members of PPIC’s research team. As their expertise develops, so do the opportunities to expand their level of responsibility regarding the stewardship of project-related work, the intellectual contribution to projects, or both.
PPIC values the wide variety of backgrounds and experiences of our research staff, and key elements in the consideration of qualified candidates include excellence; diversity of talents, backgrounds, and viewpoints; and a strong fit with the institute’s mission, values, and goals.
Applications will be considered as they are received, and the position will remain posted until filled. Please tailor your cover letter to highlight how your credentials meet the qualifications listed above.
PPIC is committed to excellence through diversity. Our work is rooted in objective, data-driven policy analysis. We welcome and encourage applicants who reflect the full diversity of California. The expertise of our staff members is essential to the success of PPIC’s mission, and we assist career and personal growth through robust support of skill development at all levels of the organization. We also provide a competitive package of benefits and financial compensation.
Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records. AA/EEO/Veterans/Disabled employer.
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