Temporary Research Professional
Hyde Park Campus
2330020 Ctr For Economics Of Human Dev
About the Unit
The Center for the Economics of Human Development (CEHD) was developed at the University of Chicago in 2014 to support empirical interdisciplinary research in economics in collaboration with other disciplines at the University. CEHD's mission is to advance knowledge that fosters human flourishing by identifying sources of disadvantage and promoting equality of opportunity by producing empirical and theoretical research that integrates ideas and methods across the social and natural sciences to create rigorous evidence for public policy.
- This researcher, with limited direction, will support a project in the Center which investigates the early care and education market in the United States.
This position runs through February 28, 2019. Remote work allowable after September 1, 2018.
- Primary responsibilities will be to conduct statistical data analysis.
- In addition to cleaning data, analyzing data and programming , s/he will contribute to writing, proofreading and fact-checking academic papers, reports and presentations .
- S/he will conduct and write literature reviews, generate tables and graphs for academic papers, reports, and presentations .
- Good oral and written communication skills required.
- Ability to coordinate work with others required.
- Ability to work independently with minimal supervision required.
- Strong LaTeX skills required.
- Knowledge in empirical economics research required.
- Knowledge of empirical economics research techniques and methods
- Analytical skills required.
- Problem-solving skills required.
- Attention to detail required.
- Organizational skills required.
- Verbal and written communication skills required.
- Ability to use computers extensively for 2 hours to 4 hours required.
Education, Experience, and Certifications:
- Bachelor's degree in Economics or related field is required.
- Experience programming and working with datasets is required.
- A minimum of one year of relevant research experience preferred.
- Significant coursework in quantitative areas is strongly preferred.
- Experience with NSECE and CCDF data preferred.
Technical Knowledge or Skills:
- The ability to use standard statistical software packages, including Stata and R, is required.
- Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel is required.
- Knowledge of Microsoft Office suite required.
- Ability to use Matlab, C++ and Python preferred.
- Strong LaTeX skills required.
- Cover Letter
NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application
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