Pre-Doctoral Research Fellow

Updated: 3 months ago
Location: Chicago, ILLINOIS


Posted: 07-Sep-23

Location: Chicago, Illinois

Type: Full-time

Salary: Open


Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory

Internal Number: JR23820

Location: Chicago, IL

Job Description:

  • 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.

Preferred Qualifications


  • 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).

Preferred Competencies

  • 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.

Working Conditions

  • Position will consist of some remote work.

Application Documents

  • Resume/CV (required)
  • Cover Letter (required)
  • Two References Contact Information (required)

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