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Harvard University Researcher II Humanities in Cambridge, Massachusetts

59410BRAuto req ID:59410BRJob Code:RS0056 Researcher II Humanities Department Office Location:USA - MA - Boston Business Title:Research AssociateSub-Unit:------------ Appointment End Date:30-Jun-2023Salary Grade ( :056Time Status:Full-time Union:00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary Basic Qualifications:

Advanced degree required plus three years relevant experience, or bachelor's degree with minimum five years of relevant work experience. Degrees in fields of business, economics, computer sciences, statistics, or related STEM fields are highly desirable.Additional Qualifications and Skills:Significant experience in corporate consulting or research settings highly preferred.

Strong oral and written communication skills necessary.

Keen ability to understand and present complex findings to general audiences.

Willingness to problem solve and open to learning new skills as required.Additional Information:This is a full-time term appointment starting immediately through June 30, 2023, with the possibility of renewal based on funding and performance. Research Associate roles at HBS are structured as term appointments. There is strong potential for reappointment, and a preference for candidates willing to commit for two or more years.

A cover letter is required to be considered for this opportunity. All candidates will be expected to submit a writing sample and transcript, and complete a standard writing exercise.

Harvard Business School will not offer visa sponsorship for this opportunity.

Our salaries – combined with comprehensive benefits, generous paid time-off, access to education and professional development, and a vibrant campus with abundant cultural and recreational opportunities – create a competitive and compelling total rewards package.

This role is offered as a hybrid (some combination of onsite and remote) where you are required to be onsite at our Boston, MA based campus. Specific days and schedule will be determined between you and your manager.

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.

The University requires all Harvard community members to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and remain up to date with COVID-19 vaccine boosters, as detailed in Harvard’s Vaccine & Booster Requirements. ( Individuals may claim exemption from the vaccine requirement for medical or religious reasons. More information regarding the University’s COVID vaccination requirement, exemptions, and verification of vaccination status may be found at the University’s “COVID-19 Vaccine Information” webpage: (http://http// .

Culture of Inclusion: The work and well-being of HBS is profoundly strengthened by the diversity of our network and our differences in background, culture, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, and life experiences. Explore HBS work culture at Screening:Education, IdentityJob Function:Research Position Description:The Digital, Data, and Design (D^3) Institute at Harvard is looking for multiple energetic Research Associates (RAs) to drive research activities at our newly formed research labs. D^3 launched in July 2022 with 10 newly minted labs that will provide cutting edge research faced by academics and practitioners. For more information on D^3, please visit

The RAs will work under the direct supervision of a Lab Manager at each lab. The RAs will also work closely with Harvard Business School faculty and D^3 core and platform staff. D^3 is looking for candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or new perspectives.

The Digital Value Lab, led by Professor Suraj Srinivasan, is seeking a Research Associate. The mission of the Digital Value Lab is to conduct research on performance and value creation outcomes from digital and big-data driven transformation in organizations. The ideal candidate would have experience conducting research, possess good writing skills, and have a keen interest in learning about and studying business applications of data analytics and digital technologies. We seek candidates with strong technical backgrounds and strong analytical skills who are looking for more exposure to research in business and economics.


  • Coordinate research tasks with the lab’s academic partners and faculty internally at Harvard and at other research institutions as well as with companies;

  • Searching for and identifying sites for future research;

  • Manage research information and data (including data cleaning);

  • Survey building and oversee survey distributions;

  • Collect research data and make deductions and conclusions to share with faculty and other researchers;

  • Write briefs and summaries of research projects for public circulation;

  • Conduct other background research and literature reviews;

  • Support writing of case studies and other articles, develop presentations.

  • Assist with development of practitioner and research convenings

  • Organize and contribute to lab communication activities (Twitter, LinkedIn, newsletter).

  • Other duties may be assigned.

School/Unit:Harvard Business School EEO Statement: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, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.Commitment to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging:Harvard University views equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging as the pathway to achieving inclusive excellence and fostering a campus culture where everyone can thrive. We strive to create a community that draws upon the widest possible pool of talent to unify excellence and diversity while fully embracing individuals from varied backgrounds, cultures, races, identities, life experiences, perspectives, beliefs, and values.Benefits:We invite you to visit Harvard’s Total Rewards website ( to learn more about our outstanding benefits package, which may include:

  • Paid Time Off: 3-4 weeks of accrued vacation time per year (3 weeks for support staff and 4 weeks for administrative/professional staff), 12 accrued sick days per year, 12.5 holidays plus a Winter Recess in December/January, 3 personal days per year (prorated based on date of hire), and up to 12 weeks of paid leave for new parents who are primary care givers.

  • Health and Welfare: Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision benefits, disability and life insurance programs, along with voluntary benefits. Most coverage begins as of your start date.

  • Work/Life and Wellness: Child and elder/adult care resources including on campus childcare centers, Employee Assistance Program, and wellness programs related to stress management, nutrition, meditation, and more.

  • Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with contributions from 5% to 15% of eligible compensation, based on age and earnings with full vesting after 3 years of service.

  • Tuition Assistance Program: Competitive program including $40 per class at the Harvard Extension School and reduced tuition through other participating Harvard graduate schools.

  • Tuition Reimbursement: Program that provides 75% to 90% reimbursement up to $5,250 per calendar year for eligible courses taken at other accredited institutions.

  • Professional Development: Programs and classes at little or no cost, including through the Harvard Center for Workplace Development and LinkedIn Learning.

  • Commuting and Transportation: Various commuter options handled through the Parking Office, including discounted parking, half-priced public transportation passes and pre-tax transit passes, biking benefits, and more.

  • Harvard Facilities Access, Discounts and Perks: Access to Harvard athletic and fitness facilities, libraries, campus events, credit union, and more, as well as discounts to various types of services (legal, financial, etc.) and cultural and leisure activities throughout metro-Boston.

Work Format:Hybrid (partially on-site, partially remote)