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Research Professional and Principal Researcher positions open throughout the academic year. Current openings are separated by position, faculty group, and supervisor. Please check back frequently for new positions. A large number of searches will open during Fall 2020 for RPs who will begin work in Summer 2021.

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Research Professionals (pre-doctoral)

Behavioral Science

Devin Pope and Joshua Dean 


Constantine Yannelis


Abigail Sussman and Oleg Urminsky


Eric Zwick

Senior Research Professionals (post-doctoral)


Zhiguo He

Principal Researchers (post-doctoral)

Econometrics/Machine Learning

Bryon Aragam

Mladen Kolar

Veronika Rockova

Application Process

Begin your application by following the steps outlined in each position posting you are interested in, and be sure to both submit your application via Workday and complete the Google form if specified to do so in the postings you are interested in. From there, your application will be reviewed. Many faculty will then move a subset of candidates to a data task, which is often a test of coding and data manipulation ability utilizing R, Python, or Stata. Data tasks will be evaluated and candidates will then be invited to interview based on the results of their data task. From there, an offer will be extended to the selected candidate. At all points in the application process, Booth will contact selected candidates about moving on to the next stage in the application process.

Data task

Many RP positions ask applicants to complete a data task, which is designed to evaluate a candidate’s coding skills and ability to manipulate data, among other skills. Data tasks differ across searches and the area of faculty research. Below is a sample data task that will help candidates explore the general structure of the task, and practice completing it. Suggested solutions to the task generated by previously hired RPs are also available below.

Task overview

Task 1 data_csv file

Task 1 data_dta file


Sample solution 1

Sample solution 2

Should a data task require a Stata license that you do not have, please note that Stata makes one-week licenses available to students for free. Should a license fee or any other factor keep you from moving forward in the application process, please email ResearchProfessional@lists.chicagobooth.edu to make arrangements regarding.

Diversity in RP hiring

We are dedicated to creating an environment where people of different backgrounds feel valued and where their ideas and contributions can flourish. We promise to remain vigilant and dedicated, ceaselessly working to identify and remove barriers to full participation. If you need an accommodation to apply to a Chicago Booth Research Professional or Principal Researcher position, or if there are other factors impacting your ability to apply to an open position, please email ResearchProfessional@lists.chicagobooth.edu.