Research Assistant

The University of Chicago
Booth School of Business 
5807 South Woodlawn Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60637
Neale Mahoney Rebecca Dizon-Ross

Pascal Noel
Eric Budish
Eric Zwick


We are looking for highly skilled and motivated individuals to work as full-time research assistants for a period of at least one year. Our preferred start date is July 1, 2020 although we
are willing to accommodate an earlier or later start. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis; the application deadline is October 28, 2019.

The job will entail close collaboration on a number of new and ongoing projects in applied microeconomics. We plan to hire several candidates to work with the professors listed in the
header. We plan to match candidates to professors based on research interests. Previous holders of this position at Chicago Booth have gone on to Ph.D. programs at Harvard, MIT, Princeton, and the University of Chicago.

If interested, please fill out this online survey:  If you already filled out a survey for Professors Zwick and Zidar, you do not need to fill out the survey a second time—you will automatically be considered for this role as well.  If you wish to confirm whether your application is complete, please email Stephen Lamb (

The ideal candidate will have (i) a strong quantitative background, (ii) strong computer skills including programming, (iii) the ability to work independently to solve problems, and (iv) a long-term interest in pursuing research in economics. Background in economics is a plus, but not necessary—we welcome candidates with strong technical backgrounds who are looking for more exposure to economics. We pay an annual salary of $50,000 and provide standard benefits such as health insurance.

Please also complete a formal application at
Park-Campus/Research-Professional_JR06562.  Again, if you have already applied to the Zwick-Zidar role, you need not submit a second application.

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The University of Chicago, Booth School of Business
Job Location: 
Chicago, Illinois 60637
Job Application Deadline: 
Monday, October 28, 2019
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