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11/15/2017
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Research Coordinator
University of Pennsylvania
Behavior Change for Good
Research
Competitive
https://jobs.hr.upenn.edu/postings/32569

RESEARCH COORDINATOR

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.

School/Center Overview

The World’s First Business School

JOSEPH WHARTON, FOUNDER

In 1881, American entrepreneur and industrialist Joseph Wharton established the world’s first collegiate school of business at the University of Pennsylvania.

Wharton’s pioneering vision was to produce graduates who would become ‘pillars of the state, whether in private or in public life.’ The Wharton School maintains a long tradition of educating visionary business leaders in academia, business, government, and not-for-profit organizations.

Today, Wharton has expanded the scope of this vision to become the most comprehensive source of business knowledge in the world – with over 225 faculty members, 95,000 alumni, 5,000 students across 10 academic departments, 20 research centers, and more than 9,000 executive education participants annually. https://www.wharton.upenn.edu/

Duties:

The Behavior Change for Good (BCFG) Initiative at the University of Pennsylvania, led by Katherine Milkman and Angela Duckworth, is developing a digital platform to conduct large-scale field experiments designed to promote sustained behavior change in education, health, and savings. Our world-class team of scientific experts will be able to continually test and improve a behavior change program by seamlessly incorporating the latest insights from their research into massive random-assignment experiments. We have formed partnerships with some of the world’s largest organizations offering education, health, and savings products to reach millions of their students and customers. Learn more about BCFG at bcfg.upenn.edu or through this Freakonomics podcast describing BCFG’s plans: http://tinyurl.com/bcfg2017

The research coordinator will manage and coordinate significant multi-site research projects that examine interventions to make behavior change stick. Working in collaboration with the Principal Investigators, the research coordinator will provide overall coordination of these research projects, which includes developing and implementing research designs, data collection methods, data analysis, strategies for data management, as well as drafting research reports. The coordination of multiple data collection, data analysis, and research paper composition efforts will require interfacing with other collaborating agencies or institutions.

Position is contingent on continued funding.

Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree and 1 to 2 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is preferred. Experience in Behavioral Economics, Psychology, or a related field is preferred. The research involved will use field data, experimental data, and hybrid field experiments. It requires expertise in econometrics and in particular familiarity with STATA, R, and data analysis on UNIX servers. The anticipated start date for this position is June 2018.

Quick Link: https://jobs.hr.upenn.edu/postings/32569

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