Research Associate at Harvard University

Posted in Business Development 26 days ago.

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Location: Boston, Massachusetts

Job Description:

Harvard University

Harvard Business School


Job Function

Time Status

Division of Research & Faculty Development

Salary Grade

00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary

Duties & Responsibilities

Job description:
The Research Associate (RA) position reports directly to both faculty research supervisor and administrative manager in the Research Staff Services office. HBS seeks a Research Associate (RA) to work under the general direction of a faculty member in the Accounting and Management unit on topics central to HBS research agenda.

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(s), RAs will develop, design, and conduct research projects; develop interview structures, questions and conduct interviews; gather, analyze, edit, and draft all forms of academic writing; produce original written materials; conduct background research, draft new cases, and update existing cases or materials for classroom use; use knowledge of qualitative research methodologies to further research findings; design new databases, surveys and experiments.

Primary duties:

Provide subject-area knowledge, analysis, and interpretation to faculty member. Develop, design, conduct, analyze, and implement research using knowledge and learning Accounting, Financial Business Analysis, and Valuation.

Write draft cases and articles, case supplements, project reports, and policy memos creating original writing based on research and interviews. Independently manage all timelines and deliverables for multiple projects with competing priorities.

Provide analysis, editing, and drafts for academic journal articles, HBS cases and HBS teaching notes. Develop, synthesize and provide analysis of literature reviews.

Basic Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in Economics, Mathematics, Business or related field required. Evidence of outstanding academic achievement. Indication of independent research experience and/or applied experience. Proven ability to work independently and creatively. This position requires an individual capable of consistent use of discretion, judgment, and initiative. Background in analysis and interpretation of relevant data, research, news, and literature is necessary. Evidence of prior high-quality, original academic writing required. All positions will be given a writing exam. Ability to read academic, subject-specific information and write a reasoned and thoughtful analysis necessary. Diplomatic skills, comfort in interacting with prominent individuals, and grace under pressure are essential. Strong skills related to the Microsoft Office Suite are expected.

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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, gender identity, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law.

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