The Wharton Behavioral Lab is seeking a part-time lab coordinator 2 -3 days per week, ~10:30 am-4:30 pm. The WBL is a research center dedicated to exploring innovative business ideas. The studies in the lab are developed by Wharton faculty members, a majority are from the Management, Marketing and Operations and Information Management (OPIM) departments. Research often focuses on how people make decisions, form impressions of others; choose products, and a variety of other aspects of human behavior and thinking. Professors conduct research through our lab for their own research articles that are published in prominent business and marketing journals across the country.
Students and staff from the University of Pennsylvania, as well as those from neighboring schools, are invited to participate in research being conducted throughout the year. Participants are given cash for their involvement in these studies – at least $10 per session, and sometimes more.
Each hour-long session in the lab is typically comprised of a series of short separate studies, and occasionally takes less than the full hour to complete. The studies are computer-based or paper-based, and they usually ask participants to express their opinions and sometimes interact with each other.
Some responsibilities of the staff RA include:
- Recruiting participants
- Communicating with professors/doctoral students about study logistics
- Supervising student RAs
- Maintaining/reconciling portion of petty cash account while in the lab
- Setting up the labs before each new session (computers, headphones, etc)
- Keeping track of unexcused absences and observations made about subjects for data quality purposes
- Keeping track of each session’s studies, money spent, studies’ instructions
- Testing studies before running a new session
- Checking in/out people using our admin system (including cash payments in participants)
- Assisting/instructing participants on study procedure
- Some data coding processes
- Keeping IT informed about any problems with computers and programs
- Promoting the Behavioral Lab within theUniversityofPennsylvania
- Making copies/deliveries/pickups as needed
We have an active panel of approximately 3,000 participants who regularly take studies. There are two on-campus lab locations open M-F from noon – 4pm. Staff RAs arrive at least one hour before the start time. We open the doors 5 minutes before the session begins. Student RAs should arrive at least 30 minutes before the hour. During the first day of a new study the RAs should arrive early to receive new instructions. We run new sessions every week – sessions run for 5 days. (This means we run the same studies for 5 days and then change to a new session – this implies, new studies and new instructions.)
How to Apply
Partner Molly Mockovak passed along an opening at the Wharton Behavioral Lab. If you have questions about the position, you can contact Molly at email@example.com. Qualified candidates should have excellent organizational skills and be able to work independently. Valid US work permit/visa required. If you are interested, have any questions or know of anyone who might be interested, please email your resume to Amanda Gulick at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Research Assistant or Research Associate needed for educational evaluation and charter school development company in Bala Cynwyd, PA (on the 44 bus line), which is about 10 minutes from Penn and 15 minutes from downtown. FRONTIER 21 is looking for a full time or part time staff member with excellent writing skills who is interested in working on a diverse array of cutting edge research project. Current projects include: research on scholarships for economically disadvantaged students, evaluations of multiple after-school programs, evaluations of educational technology projects, charter school development projects, evaluations of public school-university partnerships, teacher training projects and virtual school programs. Please send a resume or bio and writing sample to Alex Schuh (PhD, GSE ’98) email@example.com.
The Wharton MBA Career Management is seeking a social media editor. The position’s main responsibilities include managing the office’s Twitter and Facebook pages and LinkedIn group, as well as playing an important role in other projects that arise in the areas of social media and marketing. It’s the ideal position for a self-starting, independent worker who is experienced in social media, marketing, communications, and/or PR. This is a part-time position, but with room for growth. The MBA Career Management office is a wonderfully friendly and flexible environment that loves to hire partners. The new hire could potentially begin anytime between now and August. If interested, please contact Emily Dean Hund (WG ’14 partner) at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
VILLA Sr. Manager Planning & Allocation
The Planning & Allocation Director is responsible for meeting or exceeding sales and profit objectives for all merchandise categories, working in conjunction with General Merchandise Managers and their respective buying teams. This responsibility includes overseeing the development and successful execution of topside and store financial plans, assortment/ buy plans, and merchandise allocation and size planning strategies. The P&A Director is responsible for the supervision, training and development of Planners and their respective Allocators.
- Partners with Finance in the development of the Strawman and initiates and develops the departmental Strawman. Initiates and develops department sales and stock targets.
- Reviews and approves the monthly flow of department-level topside plans.
- Coordinates the development of class and line item plans.
- Leads the planning team in recommending potential systems and process enhancements relating to planning and open to buy.
Purchasing, Allocation and Replenishment
- Recommends best practices for assortment planning and reviews allocation strategies.
- Oversees the development of allocation tables and sizing contribution grids.
- Oversees the incorporation of store feedback into size planning.
- Reviews purchase order placement activity as well as the timely and accurate maintenance of and revisions made to purchase orders.
- Collaborates with buying team to identify distribution and vendor logistics opportunities.
- Directs analysis to measure allocation effectiveness and supervises analysis pertaining to size selling.
- Reviews transfer initiation requests and monitor merchandise transfers and locator activity.
- Supervises staff in providing systems expertise for other users and ensures and reviews recommendations for systems enhancement requests.
- Reviews and participates in the monthly OTB (forecast sales and inventories).
- Reviews inventory productivity (WOS, T/O) and recommends adjustments to business trends.
- Reviews actual to planned receipt performance. Reviews performance via the monthly stock ledger.
- Participates in the development of and reviews age of inventory/ exit strategies.
- Reviews markdown projections and vendor allowance projections.
- Manages organization and staffing and participates in skills training and development. Participates in team’s activities, and helps to support and develop a team environment. Participates in fostering job satisfaction and positive morale.
- University or college degree or commensurate retail experience
- Minimum 7-10 years experience in a buying and/or planning capacity; Footwear Retail experience preferred
- Strong business and financial analysis skills. (Keen negotiation skills, exposure to vendor/retailer relation in the past)
- Strong retail math acumen, including elements of markup, margin planning, open to buy, inventory productivity measures (WOS, T/O, GMROI), master’s understanding of budget frames
- Strong communication and presentation skills; extensive exposure to Sr. Management
- Demonstrated managerial and leadership skills, especially managing large teams
Please email Sara Whitney (email@example.com
) and note that you were referred by Deepa Gandhi through Wharton.
Dagne Dover designs, produces and sells chic handbags and accessories with smartly-organized interiors. Our products are made for women who won’t sacrifice style for function. We use high-quality materials and craftsmen based in NYC’s garment district.
Our founding team is comprised of two Wharton MBAs from the retail industry (Coach and Club Monaco) and one designer from The Parsons School of Design. We won the Wharton Venture Award in 2012 and are backed by First Round Capital’s Dorm Room Fund.
We are looking for talented people to help launch our brand this summer. If you’re looking to join an early-stage high-growth e-commerce brand, Dagne Dover may be a fit for you! We are looking for generalists as those interested in marketing, customer experience, content creation and graphic design.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com with resumes, portfolios and any relevant information.
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