Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Location: Hyde Park Campus
1) The Research Specialist will work directly under the supervision of Dr. Alessandra GonzÃ¡lez, Senior Research Associate at the Kenneth C. Griffin Department of Economics, to make important contributions to the design and implementation of several research projects (which lie at the intersection of gender, development, and organizations), and assist in the analysis of behavioral experiments. This research combines both empirical and fieldwork components
2) The Research Specialist will create codes and analyze data for interview transcripts, along with other qualitative and quantitative data, write codes and protocols to both ensure data cleanliness and detect errors, and to support statistical and econometrics analysis and replication of data
3) In addition to cleaning data and programming, the research specialist will contribute to writing, proofreading and fact-checking papers, as well as preparing tables and figures for papers and presentations
4) The position may involve travel to Saudi Arabia for original data collection, including interviews and conducting focus groups
5) The position would provide ideal training for a recent graduate (with an Undergraduate or Masterâ™s degree) who is interested in going on to do a PhD, as it offers a chance to gain practical experience prior to beginning more formal instruction
6) This position will require a commitment of at least 1 year. The preferred start date is June 1, 2019.
1) Excellent organizational, quantitative, and analytical skills with high-level of accuracy and sharp attention to detail
2) Willing to learn new software and computational tools, such as survey software Qualtrics
3) Demonstrated excellence in written and verbal communication
4) A quick, self-learner with ability to initiate, organize, prioritize and complete multiple, high-level projects; meet tight deadlines; and work effectively with minimal supervision in a fast-paced environment
5) Ability to use appropriate resources and follow an issue through to resolution
6) Demonstrated sound judgment, ability to solve problems and make effective decisions
7) Willingness to travel to Saudi Arabia for data collection
8) Fluency in Arabic language is a plus
1) Bachelor's degree in Economics, Statistics, Engineering, Computer Science, Sociology or a field relevant to the qualitative research being conducted by start date
2) Advanced degree in a field relevant to the research being conducted
1) Previous international experience conducting original qualitative fieldwork preferred. Interest or experience in behavioral or experimental research (including IRB protocols, pre-registry of experiments, conducting power calculations, etc.)
2) A background in statistical analysis and willingness to learn new programs and methods is vital
3) The ideal candidate must have exceptionally strong background in qualitative research and international fieldwork
4) Knowledge of qualitative coding methodology
5) Knowledge coding software using programs such as Atlas t.i., NVivo, Dedoose, MAXQDA or other software
6) Familiarity with statistical programming languages such as Stata, R, Python, and Latex
2) A cover letter that briefly outlines: (a) your background and career ambitions, (b) your experience in conducting or assisting with research projects, (c) your experience and familiarity (giving short examples of interview analysis conducted by code youâ™ve written) with any relevant programming languages, (d) the names (with email addresses) of any professors for whom you have worked as a research assistant in the past (along with a brief description of that role) who will be willing to provide a brief letter of recommendation upon request 3) Transcript (unofficial will be accepted but prefer official transcripts) of any undergraduate and postgraduate studies
4) An example of a research paper and/or code that you have written for a class or research project
NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application.
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