Data analysis/processing, Experimental design, Statistical organization & administration
The Department of Sociology at Princeton University seeks applicants for a professional specialist to serve as project director in the Eviction Lab. The Project Director will work with the Principal Investigator (PI) to conduct original research and supervise a research team examining the prevalence, causes, and consequences of eviction. The Project Director will have the following responsibilities: carry out original research and author publications; preparing and initiating new research projects; maintenance of the existing data structure; acquisition of new data sources; creating effective and reproducible data management systems; coordinating activities of research staff and ensuring research protocol and data security protocol are implemented correctly; responding to data requests; and monitoring progress on Lab activities, including data analysis and publication. Administrative staff will work with the Project Director to help carry out these responsibilities. The Project Director will share responsibility for public outputs from the Lab's research, including coordinating publication schedules, website updates, and research inquiries from outside researchers and policymakers. This position will report to the PI and directly supervise workflow of research specialists, graduate students, and research assistants.
Required experience includes working with large, complex datasets using statistical programming languages, including Stata and R. Ability to multi-task and prioritize effectively to meet internal and external deadlines. Ability to work with PI and researchers from varying disciplinary backgrounds. Experience conducting original quantitative research. Working knowledge of Institutional Review Board policies and procedures. Demonstrated leadership skills, including experience managing research staff, delegating responsibilities, providing training, supervising daily and long-term workflow for research activities, and participating in evaluation of performance standards. Strong organizational skills. Excellent oral and written communication, including communicating complex data and methodological concepts to both academic and non-technical audiences. PhD in quantitative social science or related field.
Princeton University's Eviction Lab is a team of researchers, students, and website architects who believe that a stable, affordable home is central to human flourishing and economic mobility. Accordingly, understanding the sudden, traumatic loss of home through eviction is foundational to understanding poverty in America.
Today, the majority of poor renting families in America spend over half of their income on housing costs, and eviction is transforming their lives. Yet little is known about the prevalence, causes, and consequences of housing insecurity.
Drawing on tens of millions of records, the Eviction Lab has published the first ever dataset of evictions in America, going back to 2000. We hope you’ll join us in using the tools of the website to discover new facts about how eviction is shaping your community, raising awareness and working toward new solutions.
Join us at EvictionLab.org, and connect with us on Facebook, Instagram (@evictionlab), and Twitter (@evictionlab).