University of Pennsylvania RESEARCH SUPPORT DIR WRDS in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Reference Number 07-30537
Posted Job Title RESEARCH SUPPORT DIR WRDS
School Name Wharton School
Org Wharton Research Data Services
Posted to the Web 12/05/2018
Posted Job/Salary Grade RES
Employment Type Exempt
Position Type Full Time
Position Schedule 9:00-5:00
Position Length Ongoing
Position End Date
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.
The World’s First Business SchoolJOSEPH WHARTON, FOUNDERIn 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/
Work with a team of PhDs and IT professionals with expertise in Finance, Accounting, Economics, Statistics and Computer Science to help WRDS ResearchCommunity by providing high quality Research Programs, Analytics, Applications, Research Replications and related research tools. Advise on best practices ofconducting empirical research with WRDS data. Have a leading role on creating and delivering new financial and analytical products to academics and corporatecustomers that are specialized, complex and based on academic research. Present these analytics in a user-friendly format on our web site. Assist WRDS Users onresearch and data related issues. Conduct academic and corporate training seminars for WRDS users around the world including scholars in finance, accounting,economics and other business disciplines (Faculty, PhD Students). Within your area of expertise, you will be expected to keep up with the research at the frontier tohelp us identifying new finance research applications. It implies actively participation in academic and corporate conferences. Advice WRDS Data and IT team ondata integrity processes enhance current products and contribute to the design of new products and services in order to facilitate the research accuracy and reliability.Contribute to WRDS by working on innovative and value-adding academic and corporate projects to enhance the value of WRDS brand. Conduct research- and data relatedacademic training seminars for WRDS users. Solid knowledge of trends in finance and accounting research and outstanding empirical skills.
Ph.D. (or ABD) with specialization in Finance, Accounting, or Economics and 1-2 years of experience required, or equivalent combination of educationand experience. Broad experience in empirical research with the various financial/economic databases and solid knowledge of research literature infinance/accounting are strongly preferred. Knowledge of programming languages (SAS, in particular) are critical to the success of this position.
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.
Quick Link http://jobs.hr.upenn.edu/postings/41994
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