Wharton People Analytics is seeking two postdoctoral researchers to assist in the development of research projects in people analytics, primarily in collaboration with Professors Matthew Bidwell and Peter Cappelli. We are seeking to launch two new multi-year projects. One will explore the role of analytics in managing frontline workers, examining how technology can improve the conditions under which employees work. A second project seeks to develop our understanding of the challenges involved in managing remote and hybrid work. As the projects are just beginning, successful applicants will help to define the research and consequent publications. They will also have opportunities to continue to advance their own research agendas.
The roles will have two main responsibilities. In the initial phases of the project, the postdoctoral researchers will liaise with companies as we seek to build partnerships for this research. Activities may include setting up small conferences and writing research proposals. As the project develops, we will gather and analyze data. The postdoctoral researchers will be expected to take the lead in this process. In addition, the researchers may be asked to assist with the broader work of the People Analytics Initiative and the Center for Human Resources from time to time
Successful candidates will be expected to have the following competences:
- Ability to effectively manage relationships with corporate partners
- Ability to manage and analyze large datasets, through familiarity with at least one programming environment (e.g. R, Stata, Python) and preferably more.
- A strong background in multivariate statistical analyses
- Ability to work independently and be proactive in developing a research project.
- A good grasp of fundamental concepts around employment and careers
Although we are open to a variety of profiles, we believe that the successful candidate is likely to benefit from having had some of the following experiences:
- PhD (or ABD) in management, sociology, economics, industrial relations or IO psychology with a research focus on employment issues
- Previous experience in working with complex dataset
- Work experience in a corporate setting
The salary will be between $54,800 and $65,000 depending on qualifications and years of experience. Benefits include health insurance and paid vacation and sick leave.
To apply, please e-mail your CV, cover letter, one representative publication or working paper, and the names and contact information for two references to firstname.lastname@example.org by February 28th 2023.
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