Jobs & Opportunities

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Jobs & Opportunities

The Growth Lab's dynamic, interdisciplinary team combines the power of academic research with real-world policymaking experience to positively impact economic growth.

We're home to more than 40 faculty, fellows, and staff from 20 countries. If you are interested in joining our team to advance our mission, please view the current research and staff openings. Internship opportunities will also be posted here. 

Research Fellows 2023 

Under the guidance of Ricardo Hausmann, affiliated professors throughout Harvard, and senior researchers at the Growth Lab, Research Fellows contribute significantly to our core research agenda while collaborating with government leaders and development practitioners in the field to apply research to policy problems.

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Postdoctoral Fellow

Responsibilities include conducting research related to the Growth Lab’s research agenda in collaboration with team members intended for publication in top-ranking academic journals; commenting, discussing, and supporting research conducted by team members and visiting scholars.

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Summer Internships

Do you have a skillset for economic analysis and a strong interest in public policy in developing countries and struggling economies? Our interns have an opportunity to contribute and learn from our engagements, make an impact, and work directly with policymakers around the world.

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Visiting Fellows & Scholars

Through our Visiting Fellows and Scholars Program, every year the Growth Lab accepts a small number of visiting scholars to join the lab and pursue common research efforts. Applicants must bring their own funding sources. A typical stay at the Growth Lab is between 6 and 12 months.

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Behind the Scenes

Watch these videos to learn more about what it's like working at the Growth Lab:

Panel of Research Assistants describe their experience in this role. 

Short video of Research Fellows sharing their perspectives on the role at the Growth Lab.

Research Assistants explain how they play a fundamental role at the Growth Lab.