Research Associate

1 Full-Time Position Available - Rochester, NY

At Measures for Justice (MFJ) our mission is to use data to measure and understand county-level criminal justice system performance in America. We collect, clean, code, and analyze county-level data to provide consistent, comparable, reliable, and objective performance measures across the whole criminal justice system, from arrest to post-conviction, on a county-by-county basis.

As a Researcher at MFJ, you will be in charge of managing and analyzing data from criminal justice agencies across multiple jurisdictions. Experience with jail, department of corrections, and public defender data is preferred, but not required. In addition, you will support senior research staff with other research projects as needed.

About you…

  • You have extensive knowledge of the criminal justice system.
  • You have a graduate degree in criminal justice, criminology or related field.
  • You have a graduate level of statistical training.
  • You have experience with statistical software packages (SPSS and Python experience is preferred, but experience with R and Stata is also very welcomed).
  • You have good writing and communication skills.
  • You have experience conducting criminal justice research.
  • You have a desire to use your skills to help real people and make real and lasting change to the U.S. criminal justice system.
  • Your research skills are way above average.
  • You believe change is possible and want to help develop the substance for a website

About us…

You will be working closely with the Director of Research to define the data management and analysis process. Your input is welcome. We want to pick the best person we can find. We offer competitive salaries, comprehensive health insurance, 3 weeks vacation, a relocation stipend, flex time and a casual work environment.

Our Rochester, NY office space on Park Ave is close to great restaurants and coffee shops. The position requires that you work in Rochester.

Next steps…

If you’re interested, please send us your resume, a cover letter and two letters of recommendation. The email should have the subject line: “No data, no change.” And go to We will continue to receive applications until the position is filled.

It is the policy of Measures for Justice to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, Measures for Justice will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.