Research Professional

Apr 05, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
About The Unit: 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:

Unit Job Summary: The Research Professional will closely collaborate with faculty members Oleg Urminsky, Dan Bartels and Abby Sussman on a number of new and ongoing projects in behavioral science, psychology and marketing, with a focus on consumer financial decision making. The emphasis will be on the management and analysis of research studies conducted online, in the research lab and in field settings. The position is expected to last at least one year. PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: Developing and analyzing survey-based experiments using Qualtrics and Amazon's Mechanical Turk. Collecting, cleaning, coding, and analyzing data, as well as writing up preliminary results. IRB creation, approvals, and renewals. Perform literature reviews and compile citations. Coordinate lab meeting schedules and arrange space and other resources. Train and coordinate research assistants.

Unit Education: Bachelor's degree by start date required.

Unit Experience: At least one year of relevant research experience required.

Unit Job Function Competencies: Ability to work independently to solve problems required. Ability to direct a team of undergraduate research assistants required. Long-term interest in pursuing research in marketing, psychology, or behavioral economics required. Background in experimental research preferred. A resume/CV, a cover letter briefly describing career/study goals, specific reason for interest in this position and a complete undergraduate transcript and graduate transcript (if applicable), unofficial transcripts are acceptable attached as document type "Other" are required to be considered for this position.

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