Research Assistant - Voena & Mahoney

Location
Chicago, IL
Posted
Jun 09, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Hyde Park Campus

Department
1432110 Becker Friedman Initiatives

About the Unit
The Becker Friedman Institute advances inquiry that illuminates our choices, our economy, our society, and our future. The institute's conferences, visiting scholars program, research initiatives, and programs for young scholars are designed to inspire, refine, and disseminate research. A collaboration of the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, the Department of Economics, the Law School, and the Harris School of Public Policy, the institute bridges these disciplines to capitalize on shared perspectives. Now located in Saieh Hall for Economics, the institute is an intellectual destination for the world's best minds, bringing together economists and scholars across disciplines for conversations and collaborations that spark and sharpen new ideas.

Job Information

Job Summary:

Research Assistants work with faculty to collect data, maintain databases, conduct statistical analysis, and provide other support associated with faculty research. Research for this role will focus heavily on topics in applied microeconomics, including health economics, labor economics, consumer finance, and development economics. Reports to Prof. Professor Alessandra Voena and Prof. Neale Mahoney.

Job Responsibilities:
  • Collect data
  • Conduct complex statistical analysis
  • Write statistical software programs and organize the presentation of results
  • Create charts, tables, and descriptive text for presentations and scientific articles
  • Maintain databases and review background materials
  • Other duties as requested


Competencies:
  • Prompt, thorough, and independent carrying out of responsibilities.
  • Excellent and professional verbal, written, and presentation skills, as well as organizational skills and attention to detail, required.
  • Strong problem solving skills and ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously are required.
  • Ability to work well independently, as well as with others, and to meet deadlines under pressure is required.
  • Ability to seek out, coordinate, and appropriately disseminate information required.


Additional Requirements

Education, Experience, and Certifications:
  • Bachelor's degree required by start date, Master's degree is a plus.


Technical Knowledge or Skills:
  • Strong quantitative background, preferably in economics, statistics, or finance.
  • A minimum of one year of relevant research experience required.
  • Long-term interest in pursuing research in economics is a plus.
  • Strong programming skills in Stata is required. Familiarity with additional statistical packages (e.g., R, Matlab, SAS) and LaTeX is a plus.
  • Strong knowledge of research techniques required.
  • Strong computer skills required, including strong Internet research ability.
  • Excellent and professional verbal, written, and presentation skills, as well as organizational skills and attention to detail, required.
  • Strong problem solving skills and ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously are required.
  • Ability to work well independently, as well as with others, and to meet deadlines under pressure is required.
  • Ability to seek out, coordinate, and appropriately disseminate information required.
  • A resume, cover letter, transcripts, and a writing sample are required to be considered for this position.


Required Documents:
  • CV

NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application

Benefit Eligibility
Yes

Pay Frequency
Hourly

Pay Range
Depends on Qualification

Scheduled Weekly Hours
37.5

Union
Non-Union

Job is Exempt?
No

Drug Test Required?
No

Does this position require incumbent to operate a vehicle on the job?
No

Health Screen Required?
No

Posting Date
2018-06-08-07:00

Remove from Posting On or Before
2018-12-08-08:00

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Full time
JR01699

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