Cambridge, MA, USA
Jun 14, 2018
Jul 12, 2018
Medicine, Medical
Contract Type
Full Time
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Other job types
45976BRAuto req ID:45976BRJob Code:100944 Fellow (Admin) Location:USA - MA - Cambridge Business Title:Empirical Research FellowSub-Unit:------------ Appointment End Date:15-Jul-2019Salary Grade:090Time Status:Full-time Union:00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary Basic Qualifications:Bachelor's degree in a quantitative field required. Must have demonstrated programming skills in (1) Python, Ruby, or other languages suitable for scraping and other data assembly tasks, and (2) data analysis packages such as R or Stata.Additional Qualifications:A strong interest in social science research. The fellowship requires intellectual creativity, eagerness to take initiative and solve intricate problems, the ability to work independently, with strong research and analytical writing skills.Additional Information:Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, undergraduate transcript, and two references.

Fellows will receive a competitive salary and benefits package, including full medical insurance, access to campus athletic and academic facilities, and the capacity to attend on-campus lectures and seminars.

This is a term appointment currently expected to extend to July 15, 2019 subject to funding and departmental need.

All offers to be made by HLS Human Resources.

Department:Criminal Justice Policy ProgramPre-Employment Screening:Education, IdentityJob Function:Academic Duties & Responsibilities:The Empirical Research Fellow will assist a team of Harvard Law School professors and attorneys in the preparation of a report on racial disparities in the Massachusetts criminal justice system. This will include:

+ Collecting, managing, and structuring quantitative datasets

+ Designing templates for data distribution in close collaboration with the providers of the original data

+ Statistical analyses of complex datasets and interpretation of results

+ Communication of results in graphics and reports

It is expected that the Empirical Research Fellow will become an integral member of the research team with substantial responsibility for data collection, management, and analysis. The research fellow will work closely with data professionals in the Massachusetts judiciary and elsewhere, and with Ph.D.-trained faculty at Harvard Law School. The position should therefore serve as an excellent platform for those considering graduate school, law school, or business school in the future.

School/Unit:Harvard Law 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.