**Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, please do not wait until the deadline to apply**
Lauren Cohen, HBS Professor in the Finance & Entrepreneurial Management Unit, is looking for a Research Associate (RA) to partner with on topics central to his research agenda. This includes support of developing course materials for courses in Fintech and Family Office Wealth Management.
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 and intellectual curiosity and the ability to use discretionary judgment.
Under the general direction of the faculty, the RA will update and edit current cases and create new cases. Serve as a point of contact for internal and external requests within the Fintech course, as well as Family Office Wealth Management course. The RA will also design interview structures, questions, and conduct interviews; synthesize, analyze, and produce original written materials for all forms of academic writing.
Write cases, articles, case supplements, project reports, and policy memos from start to finish creating original writing based on subject-area expertise, research, and interviews. Independently manage all timelines and deliverables for multiple projects with competing priorities.
Provide qualitative analysis, writing, and editing of academic journal articles, HBS cases, and HBS teaching notes. Propose, develop, synthesize, and provide analysis of literature reviews.
Create content for multi-media projects to be used as teaching and case supplements.
Create original, thought-provoking, innovative presentations and writings for domestic and international audiences.
Represent HBS to outside entities: interacting with prominent individuals (grace under pressure is essential). Interview decision makers at companies around the world and work closely with company representatives on the case development and course development efforts (e.g., case supplements, rewrites, teaching notes, and multimedia products).
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 in July 1, 2021 and running through June 30, 2022, with potential for reappointment. All research associate roles at HBS are structured as term appointments.
Applicants should not reach out to Professor Cohen directly.
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.
Culture of Inclusion: The work and well-being of HBS are strengthened profoundly by the diversity of our network and our differences in background, culture, experience, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, and much more.
HBS is not able to provide visa sponsorship for this position.
Candidates interested in being considered for this role should apply online using this link, or search for the position on Harvard Careers using the requisition number 54269BR.