The University of Chicago
Booth School of Business
5807 South Woodlawn Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60637
We (the faculty listed above) are looking for highly skilled and motivated individuals to work as full-time research professionals for at least one year, but ideally two years. The preferred start date is July 1, 2021, though other dates can be considered. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis; the application deadline is October 25, 2020.
The job will entail close collaboration on a number of new and ongoing research projects with the faculty listed above. We plan to hire several candidates to work with the professors listed in the header and plan to match candidates to professors based on skills and research interests. After matching research professionals to professors, each research professional will closely work with the assigned professor for the entire period. In a few instances, two professors will co-manage a research professional. Common tasks involve collecting data, maintaining databases, conducting statistical analysis, organizing the presentation of results, and providing other support associated with faculty research. Research for this role will focus on applied and often policy-relevant topics in financial regulation, disclosure or transparency, banking, applied economics, taxation, as well as accounting and financial reporting. Previous holders of these positions at Booth have gone on to top Ph.D. programs in various areas and including the University of Chicago, Harvard, and Stanford.
If interested, please fill out a formal application by clicking on the green “Apply Externally” button and the online survey at https://forms.gle/FBemsEGXeTT91Xgc6. If you wish to confirm whether your application is complete, please email Michelle Skinner (email@example.com).
The ideal candidate will have (i) a strong quantitative background, (ii) strong computer skills including programming, (iii) the ability to work independently to solve problems, (iv) strong writing skills, and (v) a long-term interest in pursuing research in accounting. A background in accounting is a plus, but not necessary—we welcome candidates with strong technical backgrounds who are looking for more exposure to business school research and the topics listed above. We pay an annual salary of $50,000 and provide standard benefits such as health insurance.
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