Two Harvard Business School Assistant Professors in the Marketing unit are seeking a full-time Research Associate for one year or more, beginning in Spring/Summer 2019. The Research Associate (RA) will assist with the daily operations of research projects in the fields of quantitative marketing, and economics (applied microeconomics/industrial organization). Focus areas include but are not limited to: public policy and marketing (e.g. energy efficiency standards; hybrid vehicle diffusion; food labeling standards; mobile game addiction and regulations); online policies and pricing, and online marketing .
The RA will report directly to faculty supervisors 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.
Conduct technical tasks to: (1) Manage, manipulate, and summarize large data sets. (2) Scrape and collect data from complex online sources. (3) Perform analyses, regressions, and create visualizations.
Contribute to scholarly research products including but not limited to journal articles, working papers, existing cases, and presentations.
Develop, synthesize, and provide analysis of data exhibits for academic journal articles, HBS cases and teaching notes.
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 full-time term appointment starting as soon as possible through June 30, 2019, with likely reappointment for the next academic year (July 2019 - June 2020) and further. All Research Associate roles at HBS are structured as term appointments. Preference for a candidate willing to commit for two or more years.
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 code and writing samples, and transcript(s).
HBS is not able to provide visa sponsorship for this role.
Salary Grade: 055
Union: 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary
Bachelor's degree required. This position is ideal for candidates with an interest in economics or applied marketing research who have plans for future doctoral studies.
Strong working knowledge of Stata or R. Comfortability with the command line/terminal, Python (for web-scraping), MATLAB, and/or Git (for collaboration on coding projects) are a plus.
Evidence of outstanding academic achievement. Indication of training and good habits in data management and analysis. All candidates will be expected to submit sample coding to be reviewed by and discussed with an HBS statistician, and/or given a comparable exercise.
Excellent communication, interpersonal, organization, research, and analytical skills are required. Proven ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously and to flexibly adapt to changes in priorities; ability to work calmly under deadline pressure, work both independently and as a team member, take initiative; and follow projects through to completion.
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: 48095BR
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