Research Scientist for the Violence Prevention Project  

We are hiring a Research Scientist for a NIH-funded project involves an effectiveness trial of a violence prevention project for 9th graders in the Chicago Public Schools. This is a 15-session cognitive-behavioral intervention, delivered by social workers in school settings. Prior efficacy trials with this culturally modified preventive intervention for African American students have been found to be effective.

Information about our available positions are below.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me by email or phone. For the next few days, I will be at the Midwestern Psychological Association, and I would be available to chat with anyone who might like more information.


Leonard A. Jason, Ph.D.

Professor of Psychology | DePaul University

Director, Center for Community Research

990 W. Fullerton Ave., Suite 3119

Chicago, Il. 60614

Telephone: 773-325-2018


Pronouns: he/him/his

                                  Research Scientist for the Violence Prevention Project   

General Summary
The Research Scientist will assist Dr. Robinson and Dr. Jason with tasks as needed on a violence prevention project in the Chicago Public Schools.

Responsibilities & Duties

  • Supervises research staff and volunteers.
  • Oversees relationships with Schools for Data Collection.
  • Helps with analysis and interpretation of the data.
  • Assists in research and the writing of manuscripts.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Education & Experience

  • Graduate degree (MA, ABD or Ph.D.)
  • 1+ years of research experience.

Preferred Requirements

  • Research experience in a related social science field.

Managerial Responsibilities

  • The Research Scientist will supervise project staff and volunteers.

Other Skills & Abilities Required

  • Knowledge of advanced statistical methods and data management.
  • Experience with advanced statistical packages (i.e., SPSS, RSiena, Mplus, etc.) preferred.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Participation in weekly project meetings.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to meet deadlines.

Additional Information
For consideration, please include a resume and cover letter. 

  • Must be able to drive themselves and other staff between field locations and DePaul University.
  • Needs to have a car.


  • Working for a stable and well-known University that values diversity and inclusion.
  • Medical, dental, and vision benefits.
  • Generous paid time off, sick time, holidays, floating holidays, and more!
  • Matching retirement plan up to 10%.
  • Tuition waivers for employees and dependents!
  • Full-Time Benefits
  • Part-Time Benefits

Required Background Check:

Employment at DePaul University is contingent on passing a background check. Only final candidates who are extended an offer of employment will undergo a background check.

Required COVID-19 Vaccination:

Employment at DePaul University is contingent upon receiving all recommended doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, including the booster, or having a valid religious or medical reason not to be vaccinated. To request a religious or medical exemption, please email

Mandated Reporting of Child Abuse & Neglect:

Upon accepting an offer of employment with the university, you will also be required to sign an Acknowledgement of Mandated Reporter Status at the time of hire. A mandated reporter is required to make a report to the Illinois DCFS Hotline whenever there is reasonable cause to believe that a child known to them in their professional or official capacity may be abused or neglected. For more information, please visit the following pages:

Illinois Department of Children & Family Services (DCFS)
Illinois Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act

Title IX Contact Information
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DePaul University is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, genetic information or any other legally protected status, in accordance with applicable federal, state and local EEO laws.