Jobs & Opportunities

Research Fellows
We are seeking candidates to join our policy-driven and creative group of Research Fellows. The Growth Lab works to understand the nature of economic growth and catalyze better growth through a mix of its core and applied research efforts. Teams at the Growth Lab work on a unique blend of research and real-world policy engagements. This provides an opportunity to test theories and witness the impact when research is applied to complex economic development problems. [More]

Assistant Director of Finance and Operations
The Assistant Director of Finance and Research Administration plays a central role in the support of Growth Lab research initiatives. This person is responsible for (1) the overall financial management of the Growth Lab and Building State Capability programs working closely with a Financial Manager, Financial Associate, and Grants Associate (2) all aspects of the research administration process, from proposal development to budget development to contract negotiations to invoice collection in collaboration with Growth Lab Program Management, HKS Research Administration Office, and Harvard’s Office of Sponsored Programs, (3) collaboration of post-award monitoring and reporting activities, ensuring compliance with HKS, Harvard University and sponsor policies as they specifically related to data and IRB management, and (4) overseeing the development of the Growth Lab’s data management processes and policies to uphold agreed-upon and school-wide security standards. [More]

Communications and Outreach Internship - Spring
We are looking for a dynamic and creative intern who is excited about outreach and communications and wants to learn more about how these areas function within a research program.  Ideal candidate is an undergrad with experience in flagship event and research seminar planning, podcast and video editing, website updates and publications maintenance. Seeking 6-10 hours per week. [More]

Pre and Postdoctoral Fellowships (Non-Stipendiary only)
The Growth Lab accepts applications on a rolling basis for Pre or Postdoctoral Fellows who are interested in conducting research in the areas of economic development, growth, macroeconomics and trade as part of the Growth Lab. The Pre or Postdoctoral Fellows will conduct independent research, while contributing to the vibrant community of Growth Lab fellows. The Fellows will also have the opportunity to contribute to applications of the research in the policy arena. [More]