University of Pennsylvania RESEARCH SPECIALIST A in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Reference Number 02-31211
Posted Job Title RESEARCH SPECIALIST A
School Name School of Arts and Sciences
Org Philosophy, Politics and Economics
Posted to the Web 03/11/2019
Posted Job/Salary Grade 024
Employment Type Exempt
Position Type Full Time
Position Schedule tbd
Position Length End Date Established
Position End Date 07/01/2020
The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.
Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.
The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.
The School of Arts and Sciences forms the foundation of the scholarly excellence that has established Penn as one of the world’s leading research universities. We teach students across all 12 Penn schools, and our academic departments span the reach from anthropology and biology to sociology and South Asian studies. http://www.sas.upenn.edu/
The Behavioral Ethics Lab (BeLab), led by Dr. Cristina Bicchieri, is seeking to hire a highly skilled and motivated individual to work as a full-time research specialist beginning in July 2019. Dr. Bicchieri is an expert in social norms and conducts research at the intersection of philosophy, economics, and psychology. Our group includes behavioral economists, psychologists, network analysts, game theorists, applied mathematicians, and philosophers. The position is ideal for students with an interest in pursuing a Ph.D. in business, economics, or psychology and seeking to gain greater familiarity and experience with research before applying to graduate schools. The research specialist would help with many elements of our lab’s research activity. Responsibilities include (but are not limited to) programming lab and online economics experiments and surveys, collecting, cleaning, and analyzing data, as well as writing up results. This is a one-year term appointment. Applications will be evaluated on a rolling basis, so candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Application deadline is May 1, 2019. Applicants should submit a CV/resume and a cover letter that outlines research interests, skills, and experience. Be ready to supply at least 2 letters of recommendation upon request.Job responsibilities include:* Performing statistical analyses of datasets* Designing and running lab and online experiments* Preparing manuscripts for publication, funding proposals, and research protocols* Collaborating with researchers in the lab on various projects
Preferred qualifications include:* B.S. or B.A. in social or cognitive sciences with a strong quantitative background (minor or higher in economics preferred) * Experience programming * Proficiency in statistical methods and software (e.g., R, STATA, etc)* Strong writing skills* Flexible and independent thinking and self-motivated* Strong interpersonal skillsFamiliarity with Stata or R and econometrics is preferred.
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