Senior Research Associate

Job Type

Full Time


Details: Competitive salary commensurate with experience and excellent benefits package.



Application Deadline:



520 8th Avenue
New York
New York
United States


The Center for Court Innovation is a non-profit organization that works to create a more effective and humane justice system by performing original research and helping launch reforms around the world. The Center creates operating projects that have been documented to improve public safety and reduce the use of jail and prison. Nationally and internationally, the Center performs original research on topics of justice reform and provides consulting services to criminal justice innovators.

The research department provides support to the Center’s operating projects, but also oversees an independent portfolio of research exploring, documenting, and evaluating a variety of promising reform strategies nationwide.

The research department is seeking a Senior Research Associate to play a leading role on several studies involving fieldwork and the rigorous use of both qualitative and quantitative methods. These include a mixed-method study of firearms violence among residents in multiple New York City neighborhoods and a randomized controlled trial of a school-based restorative justice intervention for high school students. Additional projects may be added based on the successful candidate’s skills, experience, and interests. While not required, Spanish language skills are also a plus.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

·        Play a leadership role in various research projects involving fieldwork, qualitative methods, and quantitative methods under the general direction of senior research staff;

·        Oversee fieldwork, including the supervision of research assistants in multiple sites;

·        Design and conduct statistical analyses using the SPSS and/or HLM statistical packages;

·        Code and analyze qualitative data using qualitative/mixed-methods data analysis software.

·        Write clear and rigorous research reports and research proposals;

·        Disseminate research findings and policy implications to policymaker and practitioner audiences, as well as researchers.

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have a doctorate or master’s degree, plus meaningful research experience, preferably as a criminal justice researcher. The capacity to execute research somewhat independently is required. Preferred qualifications include:

·        Experience designing and conducting rigorous mixed-method research studies, including program evaluations

·        Experience writing up findings in accessible reports and/or peer-review journal articles

·        Willingness to travel in order to conduct research outside of New York City

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

Master's degree

How To Apply

Deadline to Apply: 4/30/18 Until filled, although application review will take place on a rolling basis.

How to apply: Send resume and cover letter to:

Subject line: Senior Research Associate

Center for Court Innovation

520 Eighth Avenue

New York, NY 10018


Note: In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete an employment eligibility verification document form upon hire. Only applicants under consideration will be contacted. No phone calls please.