Research Professional works with Professor Christopher Bryan the numerous field research projects he directs. The position entails a wide range of responsibilities. The Research Professional will work closely with Professor Bryan to further his research mission. Understand and anticipate faculty needs, understand faculty culture, and deliver effective solutions to faculty, research assistants, and other members of the community. Participate in professional meetings to discuss research and academic goals and implementation strategies. Utilize strong analytical and administrative skills to maintain relations with (and among) faculty, field research partners, faculty support staff, PhD students, and undergraduate research assistants. Ideal candidates will have an interest in (and some experience with) behavioral science, social psychology, or a related field, and be passionate about social policy, social justice, and improving the human condition. PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:Further the faculty research mission by providing support for primary research: includes establishing and maintaining relationships with field research partners (e.g., NGOs, schools, government offices and agencies, and for-profit companies); coordinating data collection; coding and cleaning data; managing databases; conducting literature reviews; preparing manuscripts and other documents; editing documents for clarity; navigating the paper submission process with publishers; managing the research lab (for example, recruiting and managing research assistants, ordering/coordinating research study supplies, and managing hardware and software used for studies); supporting the development and submission of grant proposals and the management of grant budgets; may orient or coordinate the work of research support staff and students; and basic analysis of data using statistical software and/or specialized software. Oversee and reconcile budget (through vendor selection, budget projections, and general checks and balances within the budget) for research projects. Manages day to day operation of faculty member's research agenda. Ensures compliance with relevant Booth, University and other policies and guidelines. Monitors and reconciles accounts. Oversight management of the day to day financial processes, payment of invoices, and processing of reimbursements. May develop financial reporting for grants. Create, edit, and maintain research and faculty personal web pages, utilizing advanced computer skills in web page management.This position is expected to last two years with the possibility of longer-term extension.
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