Research Specialist

Updated: about 2 months ago
Location: Chicago, ILLINOIS


Posted: 28-Feb-24

Location: Chicago, Illinois

Type: Full-time

Salary: Open


Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory

Internal Number: JR25371

Location: Chicago, IL

Job Description:

  • Assembles, cleans and manages data sets.

  • Designs and tests econometric models / conducts complex data analysis.

  • Creates tables and figures to communicate findings.

  • Simultaneously manages the delivery of potentially multiple research projects adhering to deadlines and high standards of quality.

  • Writes and edits research documentation.

  • Discovers new data sources and cleans/prepares data for faculty use.

  • Maintains technical and administrative support for a research project.

  • Analyzes and maintains data and/or specimens. Conducts literature reviews. Assists with preparation of reports, manuscripts and other documents.

  • Performs other related work as needed.

Preferred Qualifications


  • A college or university degree in economics, finance, computer science, or a related field, including some background in financial economics.

  • An advanced degree in finance or economics, or a related field with evidence of strong statistics, programming, and empirical analysis.


  • Experience programming with Stata and Python.

  • Additional familiarity programing with R.

  • Working knowledge of MS Excel.

  • Strong English language skills.

Preferred Competencies

  • Must be self-directed.

  • Ability to work independently and within teams.

  • Ability to work effectively across multiple projects.

  • Excellent organizational skills and strong attention to detail.

Application Documents

  • Resume/CV (required)

  • Cover Letter (preferred)

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