Work under the general direction of HBS faculty on topics central to HBS research agenda. Identify and explore a wide-range of questions related to statistical design and analysis, as well as provide subject-area knowledge and interpretation to faculty member in the Finance unit.
The Research Associate (RA) position reports directly to faculty supervisor and 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.
Under the general direction of faculty member, the RA will develop, design and conduct research projects; synthesize, analyze, produce statistical models and original written materials; contribute to scholarly research products including but not limited to journal articles, working papers, existing cases, and presentations.
Collect, manage, and manipulate data using a variety of tools and sources, including but not limited to Excel, Stata and/or R. Develop, synthesize, and provide analysis of data exhibits for academic journal articles, HBS cases and HBS teaching notes.
Conduct background research, draft new cases, and update existing cases or materials for classroom use. Gather, analyze, edit, and draft all forms of academic writing; produce original written materials.
Independently manage all timelines and deliverables. 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 half-time term appointment starting July 1st (or sooner) through June 30, 2019, with strong potential for reappointment through June 30, 2020.
Half-time positions are benefits-eligible and can be paired to create a full-time role.
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.
HBS is not able to provide visa sponsorship for this position.
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Salary Grade: 055
Union: 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary
Bachelor's degree required. Strong interest in corporate banking, private equity, or credit availability and pricing preferred.
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. Preference for candidate who plans to seek an advanced degree.
Evidence of outstanding academic achievement, along with prior high-quality original academic writing. Ability to read academic, subject-specific information and write a reasoned and thoughtful analysis, as well as produce a creative interpretation, is a must. Fluency in English as a primary language is required. All positions are given a writing exam.
Strong mathematics background, statistical/programming experience and/or applied experience preferred. Indication of training and good habits in data management and analysis. Proven ability to work independently and creatively.
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.
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