RESEARCH SPECIALIST A
Duties: The Behavioral Ethics Lab (BeLab), led by Dr. Cristina Bicchieri, is seeking to hire a highly skilled and motivated individual to work as a full-time research assistant beginning in the summer of 2018. Dr. Bicchieri is an expert in social norms and conducts research at the intersection of philosophy, economics, and psychology. Our group includes behavioral economists, psychologists, network analysts, game theorists, applied mathematicians, and philosophers. This is an excellent position for those who are seeking to be exposed to a vibrant research environment, for example in preparation of a graduate degree or a research career in the private sector.
The research specialist would help out with many elements of our lab's research activity. Responsibilities include (but are not limited to) programming lab and online economics experiments and surveys, collecting, cleaning, and analyzing data, as well as writing up results. This is a one-year term appointment with the possibility of a one-year extension.
Please apply before May 31, 2018. The position would start in the summer of 2018, and review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Highly motivated and qualified applicants should submit a CV/resume and a cover letter that outlines research interests, skills, and experience. Be ready to supply at least 2 letters of recommendation upon request.
Qualifications: - B.S. or B.A. in social or cognitive sciences with a strong quantitative background (minor or higher in economics preferred) and 0 to 1 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required.
- Experience programming (i.e., zTree, Python, etc).
- Proficiency in statistical methods and software (e.g., R, STATA, etc).
- Excellent writing skills.
- Flexible and independent thinking, self-organization, and the ability to self-motivate.
- Strong interpersonal skills.
Reference Number: 02-28871
Salary Grade: 024
Employment Type: Exempt
Org: Philosophy, Politics and Economics
Special Requirements: Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.
Job Family: I-Technical/Professional Research