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University of Pennsylvania Full-time Research Assistant

Deadline: 
Wednesday, May 31, 2017
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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 assistant beginning in the summer of 2017. 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. This is an excellent position for those who are seeking to be exposed to a vibrant research environment, for example in preparation of a graduate degree or a research career in the private sector.

The research specialist would help out 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.

Please apply before May 31, 2017. The position would start in the summer of 2017, and review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Highly motivated and qualified 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.

Qualifications:

         -B.S. or B.A. in social or cognitive sciences with a strong quantitative background (minor or higher in economics preferred) and 0 year to 1 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required.
         -Experience programming (i.e., zTree, Python, etc).
         -Proficiency in statistical methods and software (e.g., R, STATA, etc).
         -Excellent writing skills.
         -Flexible and independent thinking, self-organization, and the ability to self-motivate.
         -Strong interpersonal skills.

 -The link to the application can be found at http://jobs.hr.upenn.edu/postings/27926