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Research Professional | Chicago Experiments

Job Title: Research Professional – John List (Full-Time, Benefits Eligible)
Location: Chicago, IL – Hyde Park Campus, Saieh Hall 
Expected Start Date: 7/1/2023
The Research Professional for Chicago Experiments collaborates on new and ongoing research projects with a focus on, but not limited to, the implementation and empirical analysis of field experiments and observational/administrative data. Specifically, the Research Professional is involved in advanced empirical work on labor economics, education/human capital, discrimination, behavioral economics, and other topics within applied microeconomics.
The Research Professional is part of the vibrant research environment at The University of Chicago and may attend and participate in seminars and workshops in preparation for a successful academic career.
Past Research Professionals have received admission offers from top PhD programs including Maryland, NYU, Stanford, UC Berkeley, University of Chicago, University of Michigan, UPenn, Yale, among others.

This position requires a commitment of at least two years.
Applications will be reviewed from mid-December on a rolling basis. Only successful candidates will be contacted for a data task.
  • Collects, cleans, manipulates, and analyzes experimental datasets
  • Contributes to writing, proofreading, and fact-checking papers and presentations
  • Implements experiments, conducts data analysis, and modifies existing codes to provide robustness of test results
  • Ensures compliance with institutional, state and federal regulatory policies, procedures, directives, and mandates. 
  • Analytical skills required. 
  • Attention to detail required. 
  • Verbal and written communication skills required. 
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team required.
Additional Job Description
Education, Experience, and Certifications:
  • Bachelor's degree required.
Required Documents:
  • Cover Letter
  • CV
  • Transcript (unofficial)
  • Most advanced writing sample in economics (if available)
 About the Unit:
The Becker Friedman Institute for Economics (BFI) works with the Chicago Economics community to turn its evidence-based research into real-world impact. BFI takes a unique approach to bridging the divide between academic researchers and decision-makers in the business community and government by translating and packaging the rigorous work of the Chicago Economics community into accessible formats, and proactively sharing those findings with relevant decision-makers and thought leaders around the globe. BFI is a collaborative platform serving the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, the Kenneth C. Griffin Department of Economics, the Harris School of Public Policy, and the Law School. For more information visit and 
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