Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Location: Hyde Park Campus
Magne Mogstad, Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago, seeks a highly skilled and independently motivated individual to work full-time as a Research Professional. This position is for one year, with the possibility of renewal. The Research Professional will work directly under the supervision of Professor Mogstad to make important contributions to research projects in the area of labor economics. This includes topics such as local labor markets, and the role of social insurance/taxes in determining inequality in earnings, unemployment, and consumption. The position will demand close collaboration on a number of new and ongoing projects. Our preferred start date is April 1, 2019. The Research Professional works with faculty to collect data, maintain databases, conduct statistical analysis and provide other support associated with faculty research and teaching.
Develop, design, and manage research projects according to plan making contributions to methodology and conducting literature reviews.
Ensures compliance with institutional, state, and federal regulatory policies, procedures, directives, and mandates.
Manages and mentor research and project staff.
Provide scientific direction on all projects, ensure the rigor, and quality of all work
Analyzes data, using reduced form and structural methods.
Help set and contribute to organizational priorities as part of the management team
Writes, proofreads, and fact checks papers, reports, for presentations at conferences and seminars.
Contribute to the scientific content of research proposals.
Strategic leadership skills required.
Ability to train and manage others required
Advanced knowledge in relevant scientific field required
Advanced knowledge of research techniques or methods required.
Analytical skills required.
Problem-solving skills required.
Ability to work independently and as part of a team required.
Strong computer skills including programming in either STATA, R, or Matlab required.
Strong writing and communications skills required.
Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and meet tight deadlines required.
Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail required.
Demonstrated experience publishing academic manuscripts with peer-reviewed journals preferred
Education, Experience or Certifications:
Ph.D. in economics is required.
A minimum of five years relevant research experience required.
Technical Knowledge or Skills:
Advanced skill with packages such as, STATA, SAS or a programming language such as C is required.
Ability to write web programs is preferred (i.e., Perl or other data downloading programs).
NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application
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