The Lab @ DC

Dear Colleagues,

I hope you’re well!  It was wonderful to meet as a group last week.
As we discussed, The Lab @ DC hiring is officially ramping up and I’m hoping you’ll help me find exceptional talent. You know this, but to put details to empower easy forwarding:

I want to share news about a new team, The Lab @ DC, and ask for your help reaching out to promising candidates and collaborators. This includes, of course, yourself, as I hope you’ll be intrigued and want to engage if not apply directly!  

The Lab @ DC is a new scientific team in the Executive Office of the Mayor of the District of Columbia Government. We’re well funded, work across all areas of government, and we’re deeply excited about applied research.

We’re based directly in the Office of the City Administrator—so we’re connected and poised to work on the most important policy and programmatic issues—and we’ll conduct work that is both highly applied and cutting-edge. (One of the first projects, for example, is a large randomized controlled trial of the police body-worn camera program.) We’re working to embed the scientific method into the heart of day-to-day governance, across all policy areas.

We’re about to launch a website and other materials, but we’re already hiring and want to reach out to you personally. It’s going to be very competitive, and I’m hoping you might have an eye for the type of top-notch scientific talent that we are looking for (yourself included).

The deadline to apply to September 19th.  You can find position descriptions for the following:

Social Scientist                 Senior Social Scientist
Data Scientist                   Senior Data Scientist
Operations Analyst        Senior Operations Analyst

Take a look and please share with colleagues who you think would be a good fit. Note the initial application is quick: just drop a resume and complete an HR questionnaire before Sept. 19th; we’ll then follow up with more details.

If you or colleagues have general questions, you can also reach out at