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Research Professional: Notowidigdo

We are looking for a highly skilled and motivated individual to work as full-time research assistant for a period of at least one year. Our preferred start date is August 10, 2020 although we are willing to accommodate an earlier or later start. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis; the initial full review will be July 31.
The job will entail close collaboration on a number of new and ongoing projects in applied microeconomics. We plan to hire one candidate to work with Professor Matt Notowidigdo. Previous holders of this position at Chicago Booth have gone on to Ph.D. programs at top programs.
The position will primarily, but not exclusively, focus on topics such as healthcare (Medicaid and telehealth), and social insurance programs such as SNAP. The ideal candidate will have (i) a strong quantitative background, (ii) strong computer skills including programming, (iii) the ability to work independently to solve problems, and (iv) a long-term interest in pursuing research in economics. Background in economics is a plus, but not necessary—we welcome candidates with strong technical backgrounds who are looking for more exposure to economics. We pay an annual salary of $50,000 and provide standard benefits such as health insurance.

If interested, please fill out this online survey: If you wish to confirm whether your application is complete, please email Stephen Lamb ( Please also complete a formal application at Be sure to include your CV, cover letter, (unofficial) transcript(s), and a coding sample in R, Python, or STATA. All applicants must have a Bachelor's degree and one year of experience (paid or unpaid) by the start date.