Research Professional

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Hyde Park Campus

3034123 Bus-Fama-Miller Finance Center

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:

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Job Summary:

As a Research Professional, work closely with Booth faculty member(s) and Fama-Miller Center for Research in Finance (FMC) Directors to manage and carry out research projects and ensure that the FMC goals and objectives are met. The FMC is research oriented, and one of the primary responsibilities of this role will be managing 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. Ideal candidates are considering an application to PhD programs in economics, finance or related disciplines. This position is expected to last two years.


  • Manages and carries out research projects.
  • Supports ongoing research projects, faculty and post-doctoral fellows, by conducting searches using various search engines and compiling and manipulating data.
  • Obtains and organizes information for research from other academic institutions and practitioners.
  • Proofreads and edits citations of funded research reports, working papers, and publications.
  • Staffs and supports FMC functions and activities.
  • Maintains effective communication with all members of the faculty and outside institutions.

Additional Requirements

Education, Experience or Certifications

  • Bachelor's degree required.
  • Coursework in statistics or econometrics required.

  • A minimum of one year of research experience required, relevant research experience preferred.
  • Background in economics or related field preferred.

Technical Knowledge or Skills:
  • Strong quantitative background required.
  • Proven understanding of the program and its goals required.
  • Ability to train others required.
  • Knowledge of research techniques or methods required.
  • Analytical and problem solving skills required.
  • 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.
  • Strong computer skills, including programming, 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.
  • Familiarity with mathematical and statistics software such as Stata is required; SAS and Matlab are preferred.
  • Familiarity with programming languages such as Python and SQL preferred.
  • Interest in attending graduate school preferred.
  • Strong GPA preferred.

Required Documents:
  • Resume
  • Cover letter
  • Complete transcripts (unofficial transcripts may be submitted

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

Benefit Eligibility

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Pay Range
Depends on Qualifications

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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.

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Job No:
Posted: 7/14/2018
Application Due: 8/21/2018
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