JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

February 1, 2024 - July 31, 2024

Opportunity Insights

Research Scientist

JOE ID Number: 2024-01_111473467
Date Posted: 02/01/2024
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Research Scientist
Section: US: Other Academic (Visiting or Temporary)
Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts, UNITED STATES
JEL Classification: 00 -- 00 - Default: Any Field
Full Text of JOE Listing:

Harvard University’s Opportunity Insights (OI), is seeking applicants for a Research Scientist who will work with the senior leadership team of Opportunity Insights (OI) to conduct rigorous, high-quality research on the condition and drivers of economic mobility in the US. As a member of the OI team, the Research Scientist will help us set the standard for rigorous, policy-relevant analyses using large administrative datasets to develop research that improves economic mobility.

The Research Scientist will serve as a key member of OI’s research team, working closely with OI co-Directors (Raj Chetty, John Friedman, and Nathan Hendren) and other Research Principals. The Research Scientist will work on OI research projects on conceptual and research design, project management, data management, analytics, and other areas. The role includes opportunities for co-authorship and to expand research into new directions. The Research Scientist will also support junior fellows as well as OI community activities such as the mobility seminar series and annual mobility conference.

The Research Scientist is a two-year appointment to begin July 1, 2024, renewable based on mutual agreement. This is a career-level position, with opportunities for growth and advancement within the field.

Application Requirements:
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Application Instructions:
We encourage candidates to apply by January 15, 2024, but will continue to review applications until the position is filled.