Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Location: Hyde Park Campus
Leonardo Bursztyn, Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago, seeks a highly skilled and independently motivated individual to work full-time as a Research Specialist. The Research Specialist will work directly under the supervision of Assistant Professor Bursztyn to make important contributions to research projects in the area of behavioral economics, political economy and development economics. This includes topics such as the role of social norms and social pressure in decision-making, and social interactions and identity. The position will demand close collaboration on a number of new and ongoing projects.
Develop code to analyze micro data sets. Coding will be done in Stata, R or equivalent statistical package.
Help design, launch, and analyze field experiments and online experiments.
Creatively utilize computing packages to visualize complicated research results (both theoretical and empirical) in nice formats for publications and presentations.
Conduct independent problem-solving with high-level directional advice.
Be fully informed on the latest developments in the relevant research areas; present findings effectively and articulately.
Assist faculty to identity, assess and organize information addressing research goals.
Help coordinate a small team of undergraduate RAs.
This position will require a commitment of at least 1 year and would be ideal for a candidate who is interested in gaining experience before applying to graduate school.
Knowledge in relevant scientific field required.
Knowledge of research techniques or methods required.
Analytical skills required.
Problem-solving skills required.
Attention to detail required.
Verbal and written communication skills required.
Ability to work independently and as part of a team required.
Education, Experience or Education:
Bachelor's degree in Economics or a field relevant to the research being conducted is required.
One year experience in a research assistant role.
Technical Knowledge or Skills:
The ideal candidate will have very strong computer programming and quantitative skills, experience with a statistical programming language such as Stata or R, or alternatively, a familiarity with programming languages such as Python with an interest in coding and a willingness to learn new programs and methods of analysis.
NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application.
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