Research Coordinator, Business Economics and Public Policy, Wharton

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Pennsylvania, United States
24 Nov 2020
End of advertisement period
24 Jan 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

University Overview

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

Job Description Summary

Professor Alex Rees-Jones is hiring a full-time Research Coordinator to conduct economic research.

Job Description

We are seeking a talented and motivated individual to contribute to projects at the forefront of behavioral economics. Specific applications will often involve projects on taxation, inequality, and the design of matching markets.

The Research Coordinator will be an integral part of the research process. Responsibilities will include analyzing public and private data sets, performing numerical simulations, managing data collections, performing literature reviews, drafting research reports, and shepherding the publication process. Anticipated start date in July 2021, with some flexibility. This is a one year position, with the possibility of extending to two years (contingent upon funding).

Application deadline

Applications will be considered until the position is filled; however, we encourage interested applicants to apply before January 10, 2021.


Bachelor’s Degree and 1 to 2 year of experience with social science research (or equivalent combination of education and experience) is required. Experience with statistical analysis in Stata or similar programs is essential. A strong background in economics and computer science, and familiarity with programs such as Matlab or Python is preferred. The ideal candidate will be highly motivated and self-directed, adept at learning new technical skills when needed. This position best serves individuals with a goal of pursuing academic research in the long-term.

Working Condition

Office, library, computer room

Physical Effort

Typically sitting at a desk or table

Job Location - City, State

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School

Wharton School

Pay Range

$36,401.00 - $65,521.00

Affirmative Action Statement 

Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

Special Requirements 

Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.

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