Research Analyst/Database Administrator, Business Economics & Public Policy Dept, Wharton School

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Research Analyst/Database Administrator, Business Economics & Public Policy Dept, Wharton School

University Overview

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn's distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

Posted Job Title
Research Analyst/Database Administrator, Business Economics & Public Policy Dept, Wharton School

Job Profile Title
Database Administrator

Job Description Summary
Professor Alex Rees-Jones is seeking to hire a full-time Research Analyst to conduct economic research.

Job Description

We are seeking a talented and motivated individual to contribute to projects at the forefront of behavioral economics. Specific applications will often involve projects on taxation, inequality, and the design of matching markets. The hired candidate will be an integral part of the research process.

Responsibilities will include analyzing public and private data sets, statistical coding, performing numerical simulations, managing data collections/database management, performing literature reviews, drafting research reports, and shepherding the publication process. Start date is August 2, 2021. This is a one year position, with the possibility of extending to two years (contingent upon funding).

Application Deadline

Applications will be considered until February 17, 2021


High performance in a Bachelor's Degree in Economics and 1 to 2 year of experience with social science research required; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience with statistical analysis in Stata essential, and experience working with Matlab, Python, Java, and Qualtrics are all highly valued. The ideal candidate will be highly motivated and self-directed, adept at learning new technical skills when needed. This position best serves individuals with a goal of pursuing a PhD in economics.

Working Conditions
Office, library, computer room

Physical Effort
Typically sitting at a desk or table

Job Location - City, State
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School
Wharton School

Pay Range
$42,953.00 - $113,435.00

Affirmative Action Statement
Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

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.

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Posted: 2/12/2021
Application Due: 2/24/2021
Work Type: Full Time