Research Professional

Chicago, IL
Feb 21, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Hyde Park Campus

30341 Bus-Instruction And Research

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:

Job Information

  • Research Professional: Works closely with Booth faculty member(s) to manage and carry out research projects and ensure that the FMC goals and objectives are met. Manage and facilitating research project(s). Additionally, provides general assistance to faculty and post-doctoral scholars. Attends various events, including selected research seminars. Builds and manages data sets, conducts field research, conducts statistical analysis, and edits research documentation.
  • This position is expected to last one to two years.

  • Construct data sets in assistance of faculty research projects.
  • Create models of research findings.
  • Prepare reports on research progress.
  • Analyze and organize statistical findings.
  • Gather economic information through relevant published works.
  • Help conduct field research.
  • Perform mathematical analysis.
  • Write and edit research documentation.

Additional Requirements

Education, Experience and Certifications:

  • Bachelor's degree by start date required.

  • One year of relevant research experience required.

Technical Knowledge or Skills:
  • Extensive expertise in R and ideally also in other languages such as Python, Spark, or C++ required.
  • Training in statistics (machine learning), econometrics, and applied microeconomics minimally at an advanced undergraduate level required.
  • Skill in parallel processing of large data sets required.
  • Strong computer skills required, including solid Internet research ability and familiarity with Microsoft Office required.
  • Proven data analysis skills are required.
  • Ability to work with both minimal supervision and collaboratively required.
  • Excellent verbal, written, and communication skills, in addition to proven organizational skills, are required.
  • Ability to seek out, coordinate, and appropriately disseminate information required.
  • Ability to tackle multiple tasks concurrently and meet deadlines required.
  • Ability to follow directions and communicate clearly and effectively required.

Required Documents:
  • Resume
  • Cover letter.

Benefit Eligibility

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Pay Range
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About Us
The University of Chicago is an urban research university that has driven new ways of thinking since 1890. Our commitment to free and open inquiry draws inspired scholars to our global campuses, where ideas are born that challenge and change the world.

We empower individuals to challenge conventional thinking in pursuit of original ideas. Students in the College develop critical, analytic, and writing skills in our rigorous, interdisciplinary core curriculum. Through graduate programs, students test their ideas with UChicago scholars, and become the next generation of leaders in academia, industry, nonprofits, and government.

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