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Position Title :Research Associate - Digital Transformation
Hiring Company :HARVARD BUSINESS SCHOOL
Resume Recipient :Hiring Company
Job Category :Other
Industry:Government and Public Services
Location:United States
Job I.D:16964
Nearest Metropolitan Area(s) : Boston
Primary Location City,
State
: Boston,MA
Description : Harvard Business School seeks a highly motivated individual to work closely with a HBS faculty member to develop an online course about digital strategy and innovation.

The Research Associate (RA) position reports directly to faculty supervisor and administrative manager in the Research Staff Services office. The ideal candidate will be comfortable in an environment that requires an exacting level of quality and intellectual rigor. They will enjoy collaborating with HBS faculty. They will be keenly interested in the topics of digital change, corporate strategy, and the intersection of the two. They should may bring outside experience or academic interest to the subject of digital innovation.

Primary Duties:
Under the direction of the faculty, the RA will conduct background research, draft new cases, and update existing cases and other course materials along with the datasets and analyses of datasets that accompany these materials.
In collaboration with the faculty, prepare and assess assignments, exams, reports, and other course tools. The RA may also provide tutorial support to students outside the classroom.

Represent HBS to outside entities: interacting with prominent individuals (grace under pressure is essential). Interview decision makers at companies around the world and work closely with company representatives on the case development and course development efforts (e.g., case supplements, rewrites, teaching notes, and multimedia products).

Exercise independent decision making with regard to progression of research project and methodologies. When confronted with unexpected research data, be able to make deductions, add insight, and draw conclusions to share with faculty. Make recommendations to and create original written material for faculty based on independent research.

Ensure compliance with department, University and federal regulations. Be aware of department, School, University policies and potential outside research policies. Ideal RA candidates will be comfortable in an environment that requires a high level of independence, intellectual curiosity, and the ability to use discretionary judgment.
Requirements : Basic Qualifications

Advanced degree required, or bachelor’s degree with significant work experience. Strong preference for MBA. Project management experience, strong organizational skills, and proven ability to work independently and creatively.

Additional Qualifications and Skills

Evidence of academic excellence and careful, skillful writing is required. Experience using and manipulating data is expected. 2-4 years of relevant work experience is desired.

Excellent communication, interpersonal, organization, research, writing, and editing skills are required. Successful candidates will demonstrate a proven ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously and to flexibly adapt to changes in priorities; to work calmly under deadline pressure; to work both independently and as a team member; to take initiative; and to follow projects through to completion. The ability to read academic, subject-specific information and write a reasoned and thoughtful analysis or produce a synthesized interpretation, is necessary. Diplomacy, integrity, and judgement are a must. All positions will be given a writing exam.
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