Research Professional

University of Chicago

University of Chicago

Chicago, IL, USA
Posted on Thursday, September 28, 2023


Booth Fama-Miller: Research

About the Department

The University of Chicago Booth School of Business is the second-oldest business school in the U.S. and second to none when it comes to influencing business education and business practices. Since 1898, the school has produced ideas and leaders that shape the world of business. Their rigorous, discipline-based approach to business education transforms students into confident, effective, respected business leaders prepared to face the toughest challenges.

Chicago Booth has the finest set of facilities of any business school in the world. Each of the four campuses (two in Chicago, one in London, and one in Hong Kong) reflects the architectural traditions of its environs while offering a state-of-the-art learning environment.

Chicago Booth is proud to claim:
-an unmatched faculty.
-degree and open enrollment programs offered on three continents.
-a global body of nearly 56,000 accomplished alumni.
-strong and growing corporate relationships that provide a wealth of lifelong career opportunities.

As part of the world-renowned University of Chicago, Chicago Booth shares the University's core values that shape the distinctive intellectual culture. At Booth, they constantly question and test ideas, and seek proof. This extraordinarily effective approach to business leads to new ideas and innovative solutions. Seven of the Booth faculty members have won Nobel Prizes for these ideas - the first business school to achieve this accomplishment.

For more information about the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, please visit: http://www.chicagobooth.edu/.

Job Summary

As a Research Professional work closely with Booth faculty member(s) and Fama-Miller Center for Research in Finance (FMC) Directors to manage and carry out research projects and ensure that the FMC goals and objectives are met. The FMC is research oriented, and one of the primary responsibilities of this role will be managing and facilitating research project(s) in various stages from inception through completion. Additionally, provide general assistance to faculty and post-doctoral scholars; attends various events, including selected research seminars; build and manage data sets, conduct field research, conduct statistical analysis, and edit research documentation. Ideal candidates are considering an application to PhD programs in economics, finance or related disciplines. This position is expected to last two years.


  • Manages and carries out research projects.
  • Supports ongoing research projects, faculty and post-doctoral fellows, by conducting searches using various search engines, compiling, and manipulating data.
  • Collecting, managing and structuring quantitative datasets.
  • Statistical analyses of large databases and interpretation of results.
  • Obtains and organizes information for research from other academic institutions and practitioners.
  • Proofreads and edits citations of funded research reports, working papers, and publications.
  • Staffs and supports FMC functions and activities.
  • Maintains effective communication with all members of the faculty and outside institutions.
  • Maintains technical and administrative support for a research project.
  • Analyzes and maintains data and/or specimens. Conducts literature reviews. Assists with preparation of reports, manuscripts and other documents.
  • Performs other related work as needed.

Minimum Qualifications


Minimum requirements include a college or university degree in related field.

Work Experience:

Minimum requirements include knowledge and skills developed through < 2 years of work experience in a related job discipline.



Preferred Qualifications


  • Bachelor's degree by start date, approximately June 2024.
  • Coursework in statistics or econometrics.
  • Strong GPA.


  • A minimum of one year of research experience.
  • Relevant research experience.

Technical Skills or Knowledge:

  • Strong computer skills, including programming.
  • Familiarity with mathematical and statistics software such as Stata.
  • SAS and Matlab.
  • Familiarity with programming languages such as Python and SQL.

Preferred Competencies

  • Background in economics or related field.
  • Strong interest in attending graduate school.
  • Strong quantitative background.
  • Knowledge of research techniques or methods.
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent and professional verbal, written, and presentation skills, as well as organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Work well independently and creatively, as well as with others, and to meet deadlines under pressure.
  • Excellent time-management skills and work effectively with minimal supervision.
  • Seek out, coordinate, and appropriately disseminate information.
  • Eagerness to take initiative and solve intricate problems.
  • Train others.
  • Proven understanding of the program and its goals.

Working Conditions

  • This position is currently expected to work a minimum three days per week in the office.

Application Documents

  • Resume/CV (required)
  • Cover Letter (required)
  • Complete postsecondary transcripts, unofficial transcripts may be submitted (required)

When applying, the document(s) MUST be uploaded via the My Experience page, in the section titled Application Documents of the application.

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