The Research Professional supports academic research projects led by the Rustandy Center and Chicago Booth faculty. The Research Professional will spend approximately 50% of time working with Professor Rob Gertner on research activities and approximately 50% of time supporting the Rustandy Centerâ™s research initiatives and programs, including conferences and public programs with a research focus.
The lines separating nonprofits, for-profits, and government entities are blurring. Some businesses are adopting social missions, and nonprofits are recognizing that business frameworks may help scale their efforts. The center supports empirical research that seeks to help various stakeholders working to address social problems, both by examining the practices of social sector organizations and evaluating innovative social programs. Additionally, the center supports theoretical research that investigates the frameworks under which organizations operate and their role in society.
Support ongoing research projects led by the Rustandy Center and Booth faculty.
Obtain and organize information for research from various search engines, academic institutions, and practitioners.
Write literature reviews.
Support IRB protocol submission and amendment process.
Clean, organize, and analyze data using STATA or other statistical software required.
Write and edit research documentation.
Prepare reports on research progress and findings.
Contribute to research related website content.
Maintain effective communication with all team members, other university departments and outside institutions.
Attend various events, including selected research seminars.
Coordinate programs for various stakeholders including students, alumni, faculty, visiting fellows, and outside institutions.
Support the marketing team with publicizing research related programs.
Contribute to the planning and logistics of an academic conference.
Staff and support Rustandy Center programs, which may require working evenings, Saturdays and Sundays as required.
Education, Experience or Certifications
Bachelor's degree required.
Master's degree preferred.
At least one year of relevant research experience required.
Technical Knowledge or Skills:
Strong problem solving skills are required.
Strong quantitative background and proven data analysis skills are required.
Ability to seek out, coordinate and appropriately disseminate information required.
Excellent and professional verbal, written, and presentation skills, as well as organizational skills and attention to detail required.
Ability to tackle multiple tasks concurrently and meet deadlines required.
Ability to follow directions and communicate clearly and effectively required.
Ability to work with both minimal supervision and collaboratively required.
Knowledge of research techniques or methods required.
Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office familiarity required.
Familiarity with statistics software such as STATA required.
Background in economics, public policy or related field preferred.
Interest in research related to the social sector preferred.
Brief writing sample preferably describing research
Complete undergraduate/graduate transcript (unofficial will suffice)
NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application.
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