Data Scientist

Chicago, Illinois

Full Time



Company Info

Educational institution

200 + Employees

Chicago Booth


Information Technology

The Data Scientist is primarily response for assisting Chicago Booth with the use of technology in research, including but not limited to large data manipulation and management, complex statistical analysis and modeling, data mining and other research methodologies. Will work with the Institutional Research and Strategic Insights team, the Deans’ office, and Booth’s leadership group to apply advanced analytical techniques to extract, manipulate, and analyze large volumes of data pertaining to different aspects of the school’s life.


  1. Translates advanced business analytics problems into technical approaches that yield actionable recommendations in diverse areas across Booth.
  2. Consults Institutional Research and Strategic Insights team on technology requests to support research and teaching across Booth.
  3. Works in multi-disciplinary and cross-functional spaces to translate business requirements into artificial intelligence goals and modeling approaches; rapidly iterate models and results to refine and validate approach.
  4. Works in a dynamic environment with virtual and face-to-face interactions. Utilize structured approaches to solving problems, managing risks, and documenting assumptions while communicating results and educating others through insightful visualizations, reports, and presentations.
  5. Assists with large data manipulation, complex statistical applications, programming, analysis and modeling; Analyzes and models structured and unstructured data and implement algorithms to support analysis using advanced statistical and mathematical methods from statistics, machine learning, data mining, econometrics, and operations research.


  1. Master’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering or related fields is required. Ph.D. preferred.
  2. A minimum of five years of relevant experience working
  3. A minimum of ten years of management experience with the ability to lead a team and to work effectively as a member of a team required.
  4. Demonstrated ability to foster an inclusive, innovative culture.
  5. Outstanding analytic skill set, with preference toward candidates who have applied that skill set to the recruitment of talent.
  6. Ability to work effectively in an unpredictable environment where there are often multiple, sometimes-conflicting, priorities required.
  7. Demonstrated proficiency with MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook), database management, CRM required, SLATE experience preferred.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity,national origin, age, protected veteran status or status as an individual with disability. The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity / Disabled / Veterans Employer. The University’s Statement of Non-Discrimination. Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process may contact Human Resources by calling 773-834-1841 or by emailing [email protected] with their request.

Posted: August 12, 2019