Geospatial Research Scientist

Posted on7/31/2017
Job typeFull-time
Reports toTBD
Reports in officeTBD
Application due dateSeptember 30, 2017
Job start dateTBD
CityNew York
State/ProvinceNew York
InstitutionThe Center for Policing Equity
Institution descriptionThe Center for Policing Equity is a research and action think tank that, through evidence-based approaches to social justice, conducts research and uses data to create levers for social, cultural and policy change.
Job dutiesThe Center for Policing Equity is looking for a skilled quantitative researcher with a focus on geospatial data and science as well as a passion for research on race and policing. The Geospatial Research Scientist will focus primarily on producing high-level scholarship and public reports that leverage aggregated data from the uniquely robust and ever-growing National Justice Database. The National Justice Database is the first and largest database on police behavior in the country (e.g., vehicle stops, pedestrian stops, use of force, complaints against officers).

Key Responsibilities
Conduct advanced quantitative analyses on policing data, and contribute to reports and academic research articles relevant to the intersection of law enforcement and issues of racial and gender equity, with a focus on the spatial distribution of police behaviors and racial disparities.
Help to develop, maintain, and maximize the utility of the nation’s first and largest database of police behavior data.
QualificationsPhD/ABD, (exceptional candidates with M.A. or M.S. will also be considered) in a relevant field (e.g., Criminology, Demography, Political Science, Sociology, Epidemiology, Psychology, Data Science), with an interest in social science and law regarding policing and social justice
Published research articles focused on policing and/or race
Experiences in geospatial research
Superior research skills; strong quantitative and analytic skills
Experience with geocoded data and multi-level modeling (using Stata, SAS, SPSS, R and/or Python)
Salary rangeDependent on qualifications and experience
Salary benefitsCommensurate with experience.
Application procedurePlease submit your resume and cover letter at this website.