University of Chicago GSB

Research Professionals

The Initiative on Global Markets (IGM) hires research professionals with undergraduate degrees in economics or in fields with related skills such as statistics, mathematics, or computer science.

We are accepting applications for the 2017-18 academic year. 

We have designed the position to be an ideal transitional job for recent graduates who are deciding whether to go to graduate school in economics, finance, or accounting. Our research professionals gain experience working for some of the world’s top researchers in these fields and get to see what a career doing first-rate academic research involves. Typically, research professionals work for the Initiative for about two years before going on to doctoral programs in economics or finance at top schools or to other careers in economics, business or related disciplines.

An applicant should have training in econometrics, mathematical statistics, or both, as well as good computer skills. For example, experience working with statistical packages such as STATA or SAS, or a programming language such as C, would be an advantage. The job also requires training in economics through the level of intermediate theory. The applicant must also write well.  

How to Apply for a Research Professional Position

Please complete the application form (PDF) and email it - along with your resume and a copy of your transcripts - to Jennifer Williams. Also, have at least one recommendation letter sent directly to Jennifer Williams.

Please direct any follow-up correspondences to Jennifer Williams.

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