Harvard University Research Assistant I Non-Lab in Cambridge, Massachusetts

43421BRAuto req ID:43421BRLocation:USA - MA - Cambridge Business Title:Research Assistant (Research Assistant I Non-Lab)Sub-Unit:------------ Appointment End Date:30-Jun-2018Salary Grade:052Time Status:Full-time Union:55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers Basic Qualifications:

At least one year of related work experience is required, along with demonstrated knowledge of various research methods and statistical techniques. Relevant coursework may count toward experience.

Additional Qualifications:Candidates must have significant knowledge of, and interest in, current international security issues; exceptional writing skills; basic quantitative proficiency; and a demonstrated ability to work with minimal supervision under tight deadlines.

A master’s degree in a relevant field is preferred, though we will consider candidates who have a bachelor’s degree with extraordinary academic or professional credentials.

Candidates with a research background on the role of the tech industry and cyber in global affairs, and geostrategy are encouraged to apply, although experience with this topic is not a requirement.

Additional Information:

This is a benefits eligible term appointment through June 30, 2018, with possibility of renewal.

To Apply:

All applicants must submit their resume and cover letter through the Harvard employment website at: www.hr.harvard.edu/jobs.

In addition to submitting your resume and cover letter through the Harvard employment site, please send the following materials to Belfer_RArecruiting@hks.harvard.edu:

(1) Cover letter of 300 words or less

(2) One-page résumé

(3) Official or unofficial transcript PDF

(4) Analytic writing sample of 20 pages or less

(5) Names and contact information for three references

Harvard University requires pre-employment reference and background checks.

Harvard University is committed to supporting a healthy, sustainable learning and working environment.Department:Belfer CenterPre-Employment Screening:Identity Schedule:M-F 9am-5pmJob Function:Research Duties & Responsibilities:

The Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs is seeking candidates for the role of Research Assistant to Belfer Director Ash Carter. The Belfer Center is the hub for Harvard University’s research, teaching, and training in international security affairs. In 2017, it was ranked the world’s #1 university-affiliated think-tank for the fourth year in a row.

Research Assistants support the director of the Center by conducting in-depth research on topics such as US foreign policy and strategy; the role of technology in changing global affairs; defense and intelligence policy; and a range of other major international security issues.

The Research Assistant works closely with other members of a small research team and plays a key role in developing research products, including policy memos, op-eds, journal articles, and book chapters, and performs related job duties as required.

School/Unit:Harvard Kennedy 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 or any other characteristic protected by law.