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UChicago - Research Specialist position at the Center for the Economics of Human Development


[This opportunity is not affiliated with the Department. We share this opportunity at the request of the organizers in case it is of interest to our student body. Participation is as the sole discretion of the individual.]

Professor James Heckman is seeking a Predoctoral Fellow (Research Specialist 2) to join his research team at the University of Chicago’s Center for the Economics of Human Development. This position is ideal academic training for a young researcher with ambition to pursue their PhD in economics or similar quantitative fields, and the work is unique in that it offers many opportunities for early career co-authorship.

This hire would be an essential member of a team of researchers skilled in economics, computational statistics, mathematics, and data analysis working on projects of global scale. Some of our ongoing projects include those on rural education and child health in China, the origins and persistence of inequality in Denmark, a cost-benefit analysis of the lifetime social impacts of preschool programs, and similar intergenerational, longitudinal studies on child development and economic mobility.

We ask that applicants do not contact Professor Heckman directly regarding this position. Further details are provided in the posting linked below. For questions, please contact jjh.coordinator@gmail.com.