Research Professional

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: Research Professional works with Professor Christopher Bryan the numerous field research projects he directs. The position entails a wide range of responsibilities. The Research Professional will work closely with Professor Bryan to further his research mission. Understand and anticipate faculty needs, understand faculty culture, and deliver effective solutions to faculty, research assistants, and other members of the community. Participate in professional meetings to discuss research and academic goals and implementation strategies. Utilize strong analytical and administrative skills to maintain relations with (and among) faculty, field research partners, faculty support staff, PhD students, and undergraduate research assistants. Ideal candidates will have an interest in (and some experience with) behavioral science, social psychology, or a related field, and be passionate about social policy, social justice, and improving the human condition. PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Further the faculty research mission by providing support for primary research: includes establishing and maintaining relationships with field research partners (e.g., NGOs, schools, government offices and agencies, and for-profit companies); coordinating data collection; coding and cleaning data; managing databases; conducting literature reviews; preparing manuscripts and other documents; editing documents for clarity; navigating the paper submission process with publishers; managing the research lab (for example, recruiting and managing research assistants, ordering/coordinating research study supplies, and managing hardware and software used for studies); supporting the development and submission of grant proposals and the management of grant budgets; may orient or coordinate the work of research support staff and students; and basic analysis of data using statistical software and/or specialized software. Oversee and reconcile budget (through vendor selection, budget projections, and general checks and balances within the budget) for research projects. Manages day to day operation of faculty member's research agenda. Ensures compliance with relevant Booth, University and other policies and guidelines. Monitors and reconciles accounts. Oversight management of the day to day financial processes, payment of invoices, and processing of reimbursements. May develop financial reporting for grants. Create, edit, and maintain research and faculty personal web pages, utilizing advanced computer skills in web page management. This position is expected to last two years with the possibility of longer-term extension.

Unit Education: Bachelor's degree with at least three years of relevant work experience OR a Master's degree with at least one year of relevant work experience is required. Master's degree preferred.

Unit Experience: n/a

Unit Job Function Competencies: High degree of professionalism required. Excellent service, communication, and interpersonal skills required. Superior organizational skills and constant attention to detail required. Outstanding problem solving and analytical skills required. Proven ability to work independently, proactively, courteously, efficiently, and tactfully, using sound judgment, in a fast-paced environment with diverse populations required. Demonstrated skill managing multiple priorities in a fast-paced, time-sensitive, high output environment required. Ability to maintain confidentiality of faculty and research participant information required. Ability to understand faculty needs and faculty culture, while also being able to deliver effective solutions to meet faculty research needs required. Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends, as needed, required. Ability to travel occasionally to visit field research sites or participate in other research activities required. Mastery of Microsoft Office software, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook required. Ability to learn research tools such as Stata or JMP required. Knowledge of and experience with research techniques and methods preferred. Understanding of academia and higher education in a research and teaching environment/culture preferred. Interest in business school environment, grants/proposals, and research/lab work preferred. Exposure to Dreamweaver and Blackboard software preferred. Familiarity with a research environment preferred.

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