Staff Opportunities

There are currently no staff opportunities. 

Student Opportunities

The Colorado Lab currently has two student opportunities available. These positions will remain open until filled.

Graduate Research Assistant – Prosecutorial Performance Indicators

The Colorado Lab seeks a Graduate Research Assistant to support research and evidence-building activities for a new project to develop data-driven dashboards in prosecutors’ offices across the state. This two-year project, which kicks off September 2021, is a partnership with local prosecutors’ offices, the Colorado District Attorney’s Council, and the Prosecutorial Performance Indicators Project.

The Research Assistant will support both project phases. During phase one, we will work with eight prosecutors’ offices to pilot the implementation of the indicators; conduct analyses of racial/ethnic, economic, and geographic disparities; and create data dashboards. During phase two, we will develop the tools and infrastructure to scale use of the indicators and data dashboards statewide. During both phases we will support cross-site learning by facilitating quarterly workshops to share progress and lessons learned.

This position does not require a work-study award. Students will be paid $23/hr.

We anticipate that work will be more heavily concentrated during the initial project period: 20-25 hours/week (through December 2022) and 5-10 hours/week (January 2023-August 2023). We offer flexibility in scheduling.

Required qualifications: 

  • Current DU graduate student enrolled for the 2021-2022 academic year, located in the Denver area.
  • 3 years of experience conducting research or evaluation.
  • Experience working with administrative data.

Resumes/CVs and a cover letter must be submitted through Pioneer Careers. Visit the link below to read more about the position and apply. 

Student Research Assistant – Response, Innovation, and Student Equity (RISE)
Education Fund

The Colorado Lab seeks a Student Research Assistant to support evidence-building activities among recipients of RISE grants through federal Governor’s Emergency Education Relief Funds. To address the learning challenges related to the economic, social, and health impacts of COVID-19, and to promote innovation, Colorado has awarded over $40 million in RISE grants to educational institutions. The Colorado Lab is supporting 10 awardees in building evidence to support these new and innovative approaches in developing and positively impacting student and family outcomes. Additionally, the Lab is working to ensure that lessons learned from these efforts are documented and communicated to other schools who might benefit from similar approaches.

This position will conduct environmental scans and literature reviews related to the major initiatives and topic areas of RISE awardees (P-12 school districts, charter schools, and institutions of higher education). The Student Research Assistant will identify, review, and synthesize key resources in education and policy to help inform ongoing work to support sites in implementing and sustaining their projects. Example topics include programs that support migrant caregivers, career-pathways and project-based learning, multi-tiered systems of supports (MTSS), and restorative justice/restorative practices.

Students will be paid $15-$23/hr based on experience.

We are looking for the Student Research Assistant to start as soon as possible, with a minimum commitment of six months. We offer flexibility in scheduling.

Required qualifications: 

  • Current DU student enrolled for the 2021-2022 academic year, located in the Denver area.
  • Familiarity with or experience conducting research or evaluation in education.
  • Experience synthesizing knowledge for diverse audiences, for example, conducting literature reviews or environmental scans.

Resumes/CVs and a cover letter must be submitted through Pioneer Careers. Visit the link below to read more about the position and apply.