Research Professional

Updated: 26 days ago
Location: Chicago, ILLINOIS
Job Type: FullTime

Department
 

Booth Stigler Center: Stigler 1


About the Department
 

The University of Chicago Booth School of Business is the second-oldest 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 50,000 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 Stigler Center Research Professional will start in the 2021-2022 academic year and works with the Stigler Center Faculty Director and other affiliated faculty to collect and manage data, maintain databases, conduct statistical analyses and provide other key research support associated with faculty research and teaching.

Responsibilities

  • Collects data, conducts complex statistical analysis, writes statistical software programs, and organizes the presentation of results.
  • Assists with writing, editing, and preparation of working papers, citations, literature reviews, and other documents.
  • Creates charts, tables, and descriptive text for the Stigler Center Faculty Director, the Stigler Center publication ProMarket, and other Booth faculty. 
  • Maintains databases, reviews background materials, and performs preliminary research.
  • Coordinates research tasks with research assistants and interns.
  • Staffs and supports Stigler Center workshops, programs, and activities.
  • Assists in preparation of teaching material and course packets.
  • 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.


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 < 2 years of work experience in a related job discipline.

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Certifications:

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Preferred Qualifications

Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in economics or a related field such as statistics, mathematics, finance, or computer science.
  • Training in economics through the intermediate theory level.
  • Training in econometrics and mathematical statistics. 

Experience:

  • At least one year of research or other directly related experience.  

Preferred Competencies

  • Work with packages such as, STATA, SAS or a programming language such as C.
  • Write web programs (i.e., Perl or other data downloading programs).
  • Handle multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Work independently as well as with others and meet deadlines under pressure.
  • Problem solving skills and eagerness to take on challenges.

Application Documents

  • Resume/CV (required)
  • Cover letter (required)


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


Job Family
 

Research


Role Impact
 

Individual Contributor


FLSA Status
 

Exempt


Pay Frequency
 

Monthly


Scheduled Weekly Hours
 

37.5


Benefits Eligible
 

Yes


Drug Test Required
 

No


Health Screen Required
 

No


Motor Vehicle Record Inquiry Required
 

No


Posting Statement
 

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity /Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected 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.



Department
 

Booth Stigler Center: Stigler 1


About the Department
 

The University of Chicago Booth School of Business is the second-oldest 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 50,000 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 Stigler Center Research Professional will start in the 2021-2022 academic year and works with the Stigler Center Faculty Director and other affiliated faculty to collect and manage data, maintain databases, conduct statistical analyses and provide other key research support associated with faculty research and teaching.

Responsibilities

  • Collects data, conducts complex statistical analysis, writes statistical software programs, and organizes the presentation of results.
  • Assists with writing, editing, and preparation of working papers, citations, literature reviews, and other documents.
  • Creates charts, tables, and descriptive text for the Stigler Center Faculty Director, the Stigler Center publication ProMarket, and other Booth faculty. 
  • Maintains databases, reviews background materials, and performs preliminary research.
  • Coordinates research tasks with research assistants and interns.
  • Staffs and supports Stigler Center workshops, programs, and activities.
  • Assists in preparation of teaching material and course packets.
  • 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.


Minimum Qualifications
 

Education:

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

---
Work Experience:

Minimum requirements include knowledge and skills developed through < 2 years of work experience in a related job discipline.

---
Certifications:

---

Preferred Qualifications

Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in economics or a related field such as statistics, mathematics, finance, or computer science.
  • Training in economics through the intermediate theory level.
  • Training in econometrics and mathematical statistics. 

Experience:

  • At least one year of research or other directly related experience.  

Preferred Competencies

  • Work with packages such as, STATA, SAS or a programming language such as C.
  • Write web programs (i.e., Perl or other data downloading programs).
  • Handle multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Work independently as well as with others and meet deadlines under pressure.
  • Problem solving skills and eagerness to take on challenges.

Application Documents

  • Resume/CV (required)
  • Cover letter (required)


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


Job Family
 

Research


Role Impact
 

Individual Contributor


FLSA Status
 

Exempt


Pay Frequency
 

Monthly


Scheduled Weekly Hours
 

37.5


Benefits Eligible
 

Yes


Drug Test Required
 

No


Health Screen Required
 

No


Motor Vehicle Record Inquiry Required
 

No


Posting Statement
 

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity /Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected 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.


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