Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
This position is one of the centralized case research and writing staff who support the faculty in case research and writing. Case Researchers support Harvard Business School (HBS) faculty members in their case writing (either library cases, based on published sources, or field cases that entail interviewing decision makers at companies around the world) and course development efforts (e.g., case supplements, rewrites, teaching notes, and multimedia products).
Reporting to the either the Director or Assistant Director, Case Research and Writing Group (CRG), the Case Researcher has the following responsibilities:
With faculty guidance, writes case studies based on field and/or library research, supports the development of course materials, including teaching notes and teaching plans and multimedia materials; manage timelines, drafts and deliverables, creates basic case components (e.g., tables, charts, graphs);
Knows the case template and understands the case submission process;
Helps faculty with project management tasks related to more complex course materials development efforts
Once experienced, Case Researchers are expected to participate in CRG-level activities such as recruiting, training, mentoring and on-boarding.
Other duties and responsibilities as assigned
This position is approved as a term appointment with an end date of June 30, 2022. There is a possibility of renewal/extension.
During the current period of COVID-19 related restrictions, this position may start as a remote position with the transition to onsite at HBS campus in Boston, MA when the office reopens.
While we continue to monitor the evolving COVID-19 guidelines and restrictions, we appreciate your understanding and flexibility with our interview process. Please note that we will be conducting interviews virtually (phone and or Zoom) for selected candidates until further notice.
Harvard will require COVID vaccination for all Harvard community members who will have any on-campus presence. Individuals may claim exemption from the vaccine requirement for medical or religious reasons. More information regarding the University's COVID vaccination requirement and exceptions may be found at the University's
Bachelor's degree and 5 years of relevant experience or a Master's degree with 3 years of relevant experience, required.
Ability to complete cases efficiently and to high quality standards. Strong research and interpersonal skills; ability to manage multiple projects with shifting deadlines and evolving scope; able to give and receive feedback; proven ability to analyze financial data; knowledge of HBS structure, systems, and processes helpful; and, ability to work independently while seeking guidance as needed from CRG peers and faculty clients. Knowledge of a foreign language/industry expertise/geographic region of interest to HBS faculty or HBS curriculum preferred.
Cover letter, writing samples, transcripts and skills assessment are required as part of the screening process.
Candidates with less experience and strong skills will be considered for a grade 55 Associate Case Researcher.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: 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, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Internal Number: 54136BR
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