Research Professional

Jun 01, 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 supports academic research projects led by the Rustandy Center for Social Sector Innovation and Chicago Booth faculty. The Research Professional will spend approximately 80% of time on research activities and 20% of time supporting the Rustandy Center's research programs, including conferences and public programs with a research focus. The Rustandy Center works with organizations of all types: nonprofit, for-profit, and government. The lines separating these institutions are blurring -- with for-profits adopting social missions, and nonprofits recognizing that business skills are needed to scale their efforts. The research projects will tackle complex social and environmental problems. Projects may focus on identifying practices to improve the effectiveness of work in the social sector as well as addressing specific societal issues. PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Research - Support ongoing research projects led by the Rustandy Center and Booth faculty. - Obtain and organize information for research from various search engines, academic institutions, and practitioners. - Write literature reviews. - Support IRB protocol submission and amendment process. - Clean, organize, and analyze data using STATA or other statistical software, data skills are required. - Write and edit research documentation. - Prepare reports on research progress and findings. - Contribute to research related website content. - Maintain effective communication with all team members, other university departments and outside institutions. - Attend various events, including selected research seminars. Programs -Coordinate programs for various stakeholders including students, alumni, faculty, visiting fellows, and outside institutions. - Support the marketing team with publicizing research related programs. - Contribute to the planning and logistics of an academic conference. - Staff and support Rustandy Center programs, which may require working evenings, Saturdays and Sundays as required.

Unit Education: Bachelor's degree required. Master's degree preferred.

Unit Experience: At least one year of relevant research experience required. Background in economics, public policy, or related field preferred.

Unit Job Function Competencies: Strong problem solving skills are required. Strong quantitative background and proven data analysis skills are required. Ability to seek out, coordinate, and appropriately disseminate information required. Excellent and professional verbal, written, and presentation skills, as well as organizational skills and attention to detail, required. Ability to tackle multiple tasks concurrently and meet deadlines required. Ability to follow directions and communicate clearly and effectively required. Ability to work with both minimal supervision and collaboratively required. Knowledge of research techniques or methods required. Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office familiarity required. Familiarity with statistics software such as STATA required. Interest in research related to the social sector preferred. A cover letter briefly describing career/study goals and how candidate learned of this position, a resume /Curriculum Vitae that includes a list of the programming languages with which candidate can work, a brief writing sample preferably describing research, and a complete undergraduate/graduate transcript (unofficial will suffice) attached as document type "other" are required to be considered for this position.

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