Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Research Support - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
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Posted Job Title
Research Coordinator, Behavior Change for Good Initiative
Job Profile Title
Job Description Summary
The Behavior Change for Good Initiative (BCFG) at the University of Pennsylvania, led by Professors Katherine Milkman and Angela Duckworth is conducting large-scale field experiments designed to promote sustained behavior change. Our world-class team of scientific experts will be able to continually test and improve behavior change programs by seamlessly incorporating the latest insights from their research into massive random-assignment experiments. We have formed partnerships with some of the world's largest organizations to reach millions of their students and customers. Learn more about BCFG at bcfg.upenn.edu or through this Freakonomics podcast describing BCFG's plans: http://tinyurl.com/bcfg2017.
The Research Coordinator will work closely with Professors Angela Duckworth and Katherine Milkman on the development and evaluation of interventions to make behavior change stick across a wide variety of settings. The Research Coordinator will manage and coordinate significant multi-site research projects. This position entails developing and implementing research designs, data collection methods, and strategies for data management as well as collaborating with several outside agencies and institutions.
Position is contingent on continued funding.
Qualifications Bachelor's degree with 1-2 years of related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience in Behavioral Economics, Psychology or a related field is preferred. It requires expertise in econometrics and in particular familiarity with STATA, R, and data analysis on UNIX servers. The start date for this position is June 2020.
Working Conditions Office, library, computer room
Physical Effort Typically sitting at a desk or table
Job Location - City, State
Department / School
$36,401.00 - $65,521.00
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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.
Internal Number: JR00010625
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