Postdoctoral Fellowship

Job Type

Full Time


Minimum: $55,000
Maximum: $55,000



Start Date


Application Deadline



225 N. Michigan Avenue
Suite 2200
United States


Get IN Chicago is seeking an independent, solutions oriented thinker with a strong background in quantitative data mining, and qualitative analysis. The ideal candidate is adept at applying analytical rigor to discover actionable insights and novel solutions to inform health outcomes, intake fidelity, diagnostic applications, public system policy and practice. The position is full-time for a one year term.

Get IN Chicago works in partnership with researchers from NORC, Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago, and MDRC. The Fellow will be expected to sort, organize and analyze both quantitative and qualitative data collected from programs funded by Get IN Chicago and work with the Get IN Chicago team and partners to determine the implications for the field of the findings. He/she may be asked to compare our findings with those obtained in other research efforts. The goals will be to improve systems and funding decisions by private and public entities in Chicago and elsewhere. Working in collaboration with Get IN Chicago staff and partners, the candidate will have the opportunity to engage in meaningful work that makes a direct positive impact on the lives of many.


  • Synthesize and analyze youth program involvement data to inform system wide programming, interventions and policy. 
  • Data management including privacy compliance, data structure architecting, data visualization, performance measurement, statistical analysis and data integration. 
  • Conduct appropriate quantitative and qualitative analyses; interpreting data; writing evaluation reports, articles for publication matched to the appropriate audience.
  • Act as a consultant for community based service providers who are attempting to formulate evaluation of youth development initiatives. 
  • Participate in program evaluation and research --support studies including review of relevant literature; formulating relevant research and program evaluation questions; collecting and storing data.


  • Demonstrated strong experience in data collection and coding, using internal databases, measurement, statistics and evaluation.
  • Evidence of publication/presentation record.
  • Demonstrated ability to independently conduct analysis and as a member of a team.
  • PhD in hand in an applied social science field like Public Health, Psychology, Social Work, Health Economics.
  • Excellent organizational skills, written and oral communication skills. Strong attention to detail.
  • Other functions as defined.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience public speaking and preparing conference publications
  • Evidence of personal engagement with communities that are under resourced is a plus
  • Experience with public systems
  • A Chicago area resident or Chicago-based university graduate


The stipend for 2018-2019 will be $55,000.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

Doctorate (PhD)

How To Apply

A complete application should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, graduate school transcript (unofficial transcript is acceptable for purposes of initial applicant review), pdf copy of a recent publication and the name and contact info of three references. Materials can be emailed to with the subject line “Postdoc.”