Why Policy? For a better world. Why Harris Public Policy? Because when it comes to better policymaking, evidence matters. We work at the frontiers of data collection and analysis, using the latest technology and social science methods to design policies that work for society. We conduct rigorous inquiry in an environment of innovation and risk taking. We collaborate across the private, public, and nonprofit sectors, adopting new methodologies to drive better solutions. We engage with our city, our world, and our leaders every day to evaluate and test our ideas. And we lead with our passion for driving social change, knowing that passion alone does not equal impact.
About the Department
The Harris School of Public Policy is seeking to hire a talented research professional to work with Professor Oeindrila Dube, Professor at the University of Chicago’s Harris School of Public Policy. The position would be a pre-doctoral fellowship within the Harris School’s Kevin Xu Initiative Technology and Development Initiative.
The research professional will play an integral part on projects that tackle important research questions in economics and political economy, answered through the use of big data sources. The focus of these research projects include understanding the economic drivers of religiosity, studying the impacts of climate change, and identifying the cultural origins of gender equity. The data sources used to answer these questions include terabytes of digital trace data from cell phone users as well as massive quantities of satellite and remote sensing data.
Pre-Doctoral Fellows will collaborate on research projects.
Perform routine assignments related to scientific research projects.
Assists in drafting presentations on research findings.
Analyzes possible solutions using standard procedures.
Ensures compliance of research activities with institutional, state, and federal regulatory policies, procedures, directives and mandates.
Writes articles, reports and manuscripts.
Analyzes and maintains data and/or specimens. Conducts literature reviews. Assists with preparation of reports, manuscripts and other documents.
Maintains technical and administrative support for a research project.
Performs other related work as needed.
Education:Minimum requirements include a college or university degree in related field.
- Bachelor's degree in relevant discipline by Summer 2023, including but not limited to economics, public policy, political science, data science, computer science, or other related field.
- Candidates with a master's degree in the above fields and/or relevant work experience.
- Creating compelling data visualizations of information and results, using econometric methods.
- Conducting interviews and survey research.
- Analyzing the resulting data.
Technical Skills or Knowledge:
- Proficiency in leading statistical packages (e.g., STATA, R, SPSS, Python).
- Professional/academic level English language skills, both written and verbal.
- Excellent organizational and time management skills with meticulous attention to detail.
- Work collaboratively with an interdisciplinary team.
- Position will consist of some remote work.
- Resume/CV (required)
- Cover Letter (required)
- Two References Contact Information (required)
When applying, the document(s) MUST be uploaded via the My Experience page, in the section titled Application Documents of the application.
Scheduled Weekly Hours
Drug Test Required
Health Screen Required
Motor Vehicle Record Inquiry Required
The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, military or veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination.
Staff Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-5800 or submit a request via Applicant Inquiry Form.
We seek a diverse pool of applicants who wish to join an academic community that places the highest value on rigorous inquiry and encourages a diversity of perspectives, experiences, groups of individuals, and ideas to inform and stimulate intellectual challenge, engagement, and exchange.
All offers of employment are contingent upon a background check that includes a review of conviction history. A conviction does not automatically preclude University employment. Rather, the University considers conviction information on a case-by-case basis and assesses the nature of the offense, the circumstances surrounding it, the proximity in time of the conviction, and its relevance to the position.
The University of Chicago's Annual Security & Fire Safety Report (Report) provides information about University offices and programs that provide safety support, crime and fire statistics, emergency response and communications plans, and other policies and information. The Report can be accessed online at: http://securityreport.uchicago.edu . Paper copies of the Report are available, upon request, from the University of Chicago Police Department, 850 E. 61st Street, Chicago, IL 60637.
Research Assistant 1, University of Chicago (UC), United States, 16 days ago
Details Posted: 14-Nov-23 Location: Chicago, Illinois Type: Full-time Salary: Open Categories: Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory Staff/Administrative Internal Number: JR24519 Location: Chicago,...
Research Associate Postdoctoral Fellow Department Of Cancer Biology, Loyola University Chicago, United States, 11 days ago
Details Posted: 19-Nov-23 Location: Chicago, Illinois Salary: Open Categories: Academic/Faculty Medical - Research Internal Number: 10155 Job Description Summary: -PhD and/or MD degree -Molecular ...
Postdoctoral Position In Ecm And Cancer Biology: Naba Lab, University of Illinois Chicago, United States, about 3 hours ago
Postdoctoral position in ECM and cancer biology: Naba Lab Posted on November 28, 2023 Share this on Twitter A postdoctoral position funded through a sponsored research agreement with Boehringer-In...
Post Doc Research Associate Counseling Center, University of Illinois - Chicago, United States, 16 days ago
Details Posted: 14-Nov-23 Location: Chicago, Illinois Type: Full-time Salary: Open Categories: Academic/Faculty Business/Finance Internal Number: 4785495 Post Doc Research Associate - Counseling C...
Post Doctoral Researcher At The Rank Of Instructor In Human Rights, The University of Chicago, United States, about 9 hours ago
The Social Sciences Collegiate Division at the University of Chicago invites applications for a one-year appointment as a Post-doctoral Researcher at the rank of Instructor in Human Rights beginni...
Postdoctoral Research Associate In Bioinformatics Or Computational Biology: Department Of Physiology And Biophysics, University of Illinois Chicago, United States, about 3 hours ago
Postdoctoral Research Associate in Bioinformatics or Computational Biology: Department of Physiology and Biophysics Posted on November 28, 2023 Share this on Twitter A postdoctoral position is ava...