Principal Researcher

Updated: 21 days ago
Location: Chicago, ILLINOIS
Job Type: FullTime

Department
 

Booth Faculty Research - Research Professional


About the Department
 

The University of Chicago Booth School of Business is the second-oldest business school in the U.S. and second to none when it comes to influencing business education and business practices. Since 1898, the school has produced ideas and leaders that shape the world of business. Their rigorous, discipline-based approach to business education transforms students into confident, effective, respected business leaders prepared to face the toughest challenges. Chicago Booth has the finest set of facilities of any business school in the world. Each of the four campuses (two in Chicago, one in London, and one in Hong Kong) reflects the architectural traditions of its environs while offering a state-of-the-art learning environment. Chicago Booth is proud to claim: -an unmatched faculty. -degree and open enrollment programs offered on three continents. -a global body of nearly 54,000 accomplished alumni. - strong and growing corporate relationships that provide a wealth of lifelong career opportunities. As part of the world-renowned University of Chicago, Chicago Booth shares the University's core values that shape the distinctive intellectual culture. At Booth, they constantly question and test ideas, and seek proof. This extraordinarily effective approach to business leads to new ideas and innovative solutions. Seven of the Booth faculty members have won Nobel Prizes for these ideas - the first business school to achieve this accomplishment. For more information about the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, please visit: http://www.chicagobooth.edu/.


Job Summary
 

The Principal Researcher provides a supportive research environment to a highly qualified recent PhD. The Principal Researcher collaborates with Professor Dan Adelman in the Healthcare Analytics Laboratory. In the Laboratory, teams of MBA students and other graduate students from across campus work with healthcare providers to improve delivery by analyzing large, complex datasets. The PR will work with faculty, staff, students, and sponsors to help scope, organize, plan, and execute/coach these real-world projects. They will collaborate on research to convert project topics into publishable papers and possibly teaching case studies. Articles will be targeted towards both healthcare journals and journals in the quantitative sciences.

Responsibilities

  • Conducts collaborative research with faculty to be presented at academic forums and published in peer-reviewed academic journals.
  • Collects data and conducts statistical analysis.
  • Conducts literature reviews and performs research.
  • Prepares data for and mentors student teams in the Healthcare Analytics Lab course.
  • Engages in the intellectual environment of the University of Chicago through workshops, presentations, seminars, and collaboration with faculty and other researchers.
  • As necessary, performs administrative duties associated with the management of a research group, lab, or center.
  • Uses subject matter and best practices knowledge to perform lab and/or research-related duties and tasks. Works independently to assist with project design.
  • Guides data collection, evaluation and analysis. Designs and manages databases. Writes reports, articles and manuscripts.
  • Performs other related work as needed.


Minimum Qualifications
 

Education:

Minimum requirements include a college or university degree in related field.

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Work Experience:

Minimum requirements include knowledge and skills developed through 5-7 years of work experience in a related job discipline.

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Certifications:

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Preferred Qualifications

Education:

  • ABD status required by start date.
  • PhD by start date in a field relevant to the research being conducted. 
  • PhD after one year of employment.

Experience:

  • A minimum of four years of relevant research experience.
  • Background conducting quantitative research in healthcare. 
  • Proficiency in optimization, statistics, machine learning, econometrics.  

Preferred Competencies

  • Outstanding verbal and written skills
  • Organizational and attention to detail skills.
  • Work independently with little supervision.
  • Self-motivated disposition.
  • Identify opportunities for improvement and recommend effective changes.

Working Conditions

  • This position is currently expected to work a minimum three days per week in the office.

Application Documents

  • Resume/CV (required)
  • Cover Letter (required)
  • Complete postsecondary transcripts, unofficial transcripts may be submitted (required)


When applying, the document(s) MUST  be uploaded via the My Experience page, in the section titled Application Documents of the application.



Job Family
 

Research


Role Impact
 

Individual Contributor


FLSA Status
 

Exempt


Pay Frequency
 

Monthly


Scheduled Weekly Hours
 

37.5


Benefits Eligible
 

Yes


Requires Compliance with University Covid-19 Vaccination Requirement
 

Yes


Drug Test Required
 

No


Health Screen Required
 

No


Motor Vehicle Record Inquiry Required
 

No


Posting Statement
 

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