Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
HBS seeks a Research Associate (RA) to partner with a faculty member in the Organizational Behavior unit for one year or more, beginning this summer (start date flexible). The RA will support research projects and conduct literature reviews which are likely to relate to, among other things, race, gender, inequality, identity, and diversity.
Under the general direction of the faculty member, the RA will identify and explore a wide-range of questions; provide subject-area knowledge, analysis, and interpretation to the faculty member. The RA position reports directly to the faculty supervisor and the administrative manager in the Research Staff Services office. Ideal RA candidates will be comfortable in an environment that requires a high level of independence, intellectual curiosity, and the ability to use discretionary judgment.
Conduct background research: gather, review, and summarize academic articles; draft literature reviews and methods and results sections of academic papers for both qualitative and quantitative methods and findings.
Manage IRB applications and approvals, datasets, and shared online file systems including all project study materials.
Conduct a diverse range of research tasks including preparing quantitative datasets (e.g., survey data) for analysis, conducting sophisticated statistical analyses of survey and experimental data, coding qualitative data, and running experimental laboratory and online studies.
Learn and implement a wide variety of research tools including Qualtrics; Mechanical Turk, Turk Prime, and Prolific; and Stata or R.
Read and efficiently distill information to identify key themes and important areas, which will elicit further research needs.
Independently manage all timelines and deliverables for multiple projects. Exercise independent decision-making with regard to progression of research project and methodologies. Must be able to structure assignments and keep faculty member informed as necessary, using own judgment.
Ensure compliance with department, University, and federal regulations. Complete work with only general direction. Be aware of department, School, University policies and potential outside research policies.
This is a full-time appointment starting this summer (start date flexible) through June 30, 2022 with potential for reappointment. All HBS RA roles are structured as one-year term appointments with potential for renewal.
Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, a cover letter and resume are required for full consideration. Upon the review of application materials, applicants may be asked to submit a writing sample, and transcript(s). All positions will be given a writing exam.
Harvard Business School does not offer visa sponsorship for this opportunity.
While we continue to monitor the evolving COVID-19 guidelines and restrictions, we appreciate your understanding and flexibility with our interview process. Please note that we will be conducting interviews virtually (phone and or Zoom) for selected candidates until further notice.
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Salary Grade: 055
Union: 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary
Bachelor's degree required. Strong skills related to the Microsoft Office Suite, particularly PowerPoint and Excel, are expected. Evidence of prior high-quality, original academic writing required.
Evidence of outstanding academic achievement and excellent writing and editing skills. Indication of independent research experience and/or applied experience. Proven ability to work independently and creatively.
Applicants with IRB submission experience, the ability to use Qualtrics to design surveys, experience with data collection tools (Mechanical Turk, Turk Prime, Prolific), and basic understanding of Stata, including syntax, or R will be prioritized.
Ability to read academic, subject-specific information and write a reasoned and thoughtful analysis. Background in analysis and interpretation of relevant data, research, news, and literature.
This position requires an individual capable of consistent use of discretion, judgment, and initiative. The candidate must have extremely high standards in terms of quality of work, attention to detail, strong organization skills, and absolute commitment to task completion. He or she must be able to balance multiple tasks and shifting priorities under tight deadlines at an accelerated pace when necessary. It is helpful if the candidate is familiar with navigating a complex organization, such as Harvard Business School.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Internal Number: 54427BR
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