The University of Chicago
Booth School of Business
5807 South Woodlawn Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60637
Chicago Booth Professors Jonathan Bonham, Amoray Riggs-Cragun, and Haresh Sapra seek one full-time Research Professional for a period of at least one year, but ideally two years, to conduct mathematical analyses, write proofs, conduct numerical simulations of economic models, and provide other support associated with faculty research. Professors Bonham, Riggs-Cragun, and Sapra study topics in compensation contracts, the real effects of disclosure policies and measurement rules, and the role of accounting information in facilitating productive activity. Their research has been published in Journal of Accounting Research, The Accounting Review, Journal of Accounting and Economics, Journal of Law, Economics & Policy, and Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis.
The ideal candidate will have (i) strong working knowledge of real analysis, optimization, multivariate calculus, and basic probability theory; (ii) analytical and problem-solving skills; (iii) excellent and professional verbal, written, and presentation skills as well as organizational skills and attention to detail; and (iv) ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously. Candidates need not be economics majors, though they should have a strong interest in or some experience with economics, finance or accounting. Candidates with training in microeconomic theory are strongly preferred.
The Research Professional will start in the beginning of July 1, 2022, though earlier start dates will be considered. Applications will be evaluated on a rolling basis; the application deadline is October 4, 2021.
We pay an annual salary of $50,000 and provide standard benefits such as health insurance.
If interested, please fill out a brief survey at https://forms.gle/FNZGU7D9reMnTi4Y9. You must also fill out a formal application at https://uchicago.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/External/job/Hyde-Park-Campus/Research-Professional_JR12743. Please submit all ancillary materials (resume, cover letter, and postsecondary transcripts (unofficial may be submitted)) in the Resume/CV field. You may upload multiple files.
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