Research Professional

Location
Chicago
Posted
Apr 28, 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: http://www.chicagobooth.edu/

Unit Job Summary: The full-time Research Professional for the Kilts Center for Marketing will begin in the summer of 2017 and is expected to last for a period of at least one year. The Research Professional will manage the Kilts Center's marketing databases. As a result, there will be close collaboration with faculty using these data to help them extract and manage the databases. In some instances, there may be deeper collaboration into faculty research using these data. In addition, there will be close interaction with Booth's IT staff, to provide feedback to the Kilts Center and on matters relating to the data architecture, processing and storage. Most of the research projects will stem from marketing, macroeconomics/inflation and industrial organization, with a focus on consumer packaged goods (CPG) industries. PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Construct data sets in assistance of faculty research projects. Create models of research findings. Prepare reports on research progress. Analyze and organize statistical findings. Perform mathematical analysis. Write and edit research documentation.

Unit Education: Bachelor's degree by start date required, preferably within statistical/data science or related field.

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

Unit Job Function Competencies: Strong quantitative background and computer skills including programming required. Ability to work independently to solve problems and direct a team of undergraduate research assistants required. Background in economics along with strong technical skills and looking for more exposure to economics and marketing required. Strong communication skills required. Long-term interest in pursuing research in economics or marketing preferred. A cover letter briefly describing career/study goals and how candidate learned of this position, a Curriculum Vitae/resume that includes a list of the programming languages with which candidate can work, and a complete undergraduate/graduate transcript (unofficial will suffice) attached as document type "other" are required to be considered for this position.