Research Professional at The University of Chicago in Chicago, Illinois

Posted in Other 11 days ago.

Job Description:


Booth Faculty Research - Research Professional

About the Department

The University of Chicago Booth School of Business is the second-oldest business 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:

Job Summary

The research professional will collaborate with Professors Sarah Moshary and Bradley Shapiro on marketing and economic problems. The position will give the research professional the chance to develop skills that will prepare them for a future career in research. We are looking for a highly-skilled and motivated individual to work as a full-time research professional, for a period of at least one year but ideally two years.


  • Collects, cleans, and analyzes complex data.

  • Writes up results for inclusion in presentations and publications.

  • Performs literature reviews and compiling citations.

  • Maintains technical and administrative support for a research project.

  • Analyzes and maintains data and/or specimens. Conducts literature reviews. Assists with preparation of reports, manuscripts and other documents.

  • Performs other related work as needed.

Minimum Qualifications


Minimum requirements include a college or university degree in related field.

Work Experience:

Minimum requirements include knowledge and skills developed through ---


Preferred Qualifications


  • Bachelor's degree.


  • At least one year of research experience.

Technical Skills or Knowledge:

  • Computer skills - familiarity with STATA or R and Python.

  • Strong data-analysis background.

  • Long-term interest in pursuing research in marketing or economics.

  • Background in economics, business or marketing.

Preferred Competencies

  • Work independently to solve problems.

  • Analytical and problem solving skills.

  • Excellent and professional verbal, written, and presentation skills, as well as organizational skills and attention to detail.

  • Strong problem solving skills and ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously.

  • Excellent time-management skills and ability to work effectively with minimal supervision.

  • Eagerness to take initiative and solve intricate problems.

Application Documents

  • Resume/CV that includes specific programming and data-analysis skills (required)

  • Cover Letter briefly describing career/study goals (required)

  • Complete postsecondary (undergraduate and graduate, if applicable) transcripts, unofficial transcripts may be submitted (required)

When applying, the document(s) MUSTbe uploaded via the My Experience page, in the section titled Application Documents of the application.

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The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination.

Staff Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-5800 or submit a request via Applicant Inquiry Form.

We seek a diverse pool of applicants who wish to join an academic community that places the highest value on rigorous inquiry and encourages a diversity of perspectives, experiences, groups of individuals, and ideas to inform and stimulate intellectual challenge, engagement, and exchange.

All offers of employment are contingent upon a background check that includes a review of conviction history. A conviction does not automatically preclude University employment. Rather, the University considers conviction information on a case-by-case basis and assesses the nature of the offense, the circumstances surrounding it, the proximity in time of the conviction, and its relevance to the position.

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