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

45109BRAuto req ID:45109BRJob Code:403109 Research Assistant I Non-Lab Location:USA - MA - Cambridge Business Title:Research Assistant (Research Assistant I Non-Lab)Sub-Unit:------------ Salary Grade:052Time Status:Full-time Union:55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers Basic Qualifications:

Bachelor's Degree in relevant field and at least 1 year of related work experience. 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.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of various research methods and statistical techniques.

  • Candidates with a research background in history, nuclear weapons, China, or Middle East politics are encouraged to apply, although experience with these topics is not a requirement.

  • Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States.

Additional Information:

This is a benefits-eligible term appointment ending one year from date of hire, 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


Materials must be submitted to Belfer_RArecruiting@hks.harvard.edu by April 5, 2018.

Department:Belfer CenterPre-Employment Screening:Education, IdentitySchedule:

9:00am - 5:00pm, M-F

Job Function:Research Duties & Responsibilities:

The Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs is seeking candidates for 3 Research Assistant positions. The Belfer Center is the hub for Harvard University’s research, teaching, and training in international security affairs. In 2018, it was ranked the world’s #1 university-affiliated think-tank for the fifth year in a row.

Research Assistants support Graham Allison, the Douglas Dillon Professor of Government at the Harvard Kennedy School, in conducting in-depth research on topics such as US foreign policy and strategy; China; defense and intelligence policy; global nuclear security and nonproliferation; and a range of other major international security issues.

The Research Assistants work closely with other members of a small research team and play a key role in developing research products, including policy memos, op-eds, journal articles, and book chapters, and perform 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.