Tuesday, May 22, 2007

A Challenging Job?

Who says that there are no more good jobs in the U.S? Below, I provide proof that not all "good jobs" have been outsourced. Can you guess who seeks to fill this position? I'd like to see some data on the duration of employment in this slot.


Technical Typist - Full Time

Prestigious Economics Professor seeks a full-time technical typist. Masters in mathematics or statistics highly preferred. Experience with LaTeX and Scientific Word required.

Pay competitive, commensurate with experience.

Hours: Our organization operates on a 7-day work week (including all holidays), so the work schedule is negotiable. However, this position requires flexibility and hours are greatly affected by deadlines.

Typical hours of operation:
9am-8pm Monday-Friday
11am-7pm Saturday and Sunday

Main tasks:
Type and proof-read technical economic, statistical, and mathematical documents.
Organize typed documentation in accordance with the current office system.
Coordinate with the research team on paper content, clarifications, and other editing issues.

Candidates must have extreme attention to detail, and have good English writing and speaking skills.
Candidates must be willing and able to work some holidays.
Candidates must be able to work in a fast-paced, stressful environment, without sacrificing attention to detail.
Candidates must already be authorized to work in the U.S. and be U.S.-based. (We do not pay relocation fees, but may be considered upon salary negotiation.)

Please send cover letter and resume to Alison Baulos (awb143@uchicago.edu)