Research Support Assistant

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Hyde Park Campus

3034106 Bus-Ctr For Decision 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:

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Job Summary:

The Center for Decision Research is devoted to the study of how individuals form judgments and make decisions. Researchers at the Center examine the processes by which intuition, reasoning, and social interaction produce beliefs, judgments, and choices. The Research Associate assists faculty members with the organization of studies while also administering studies.


  • Organize data collection efforts for faculty members, postdocs and graduate students
  • Hire, train, schedule, and manage research assistants
  • Work with postdocs and graduate students to design and optimize studies
  • Maintain a database of ongoing and completed studies
  • Coordinate with lab managers of CDR spaces to implement studies
  • Engineer creative solutions to market studies and recruit participants when necessary
  • Facilitate communication between faculty, students, and staff in Booth
  • Attend lab meetings to discuss ideas and design new studies
  • Handle research expenses using UChicago ePayment and GEMS online systems
  • Run a wide variety of computer-based and paper-and-pencil studies
  • Enter and code study data for researchers or lab managers
  • Manage operations in CDR lab spaces when the lab manager is busy
  • Interact with participants in a professional manner while noting any of their concerns about CDR studies

Additional Requirements

Education, Experience or Certifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in the area of psychology, organizational behavior or marketing required, Master's degree in one of these areas preferred.

  • Minimum of one year of experience in conducting computer, web-based, and interpersonal interaction-based experiments preferred.

Technical Knowledge or Skills:
  • Excellent communication skills required.
  • Ability to interact with faculty, students, and staff successfully required.
  • Good organizational skills and attention to detail required.
  • Familiarity with methods of experimentation required.

Required Documents:
  • Resume
  • Cover letter
  • One letter of recommendation

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

Benefit Eligibility

Pay Frequency

Pay Range
Depends on Qualifications

Scheduled Weekly Hours


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Full time

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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Job No:
Posted: 11/3/2018
Application Due: 12/4/2018
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