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Postdoctoral Fellow - Digital Value Lab
Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts
Date Posted 05/13/2022
Employment Type
Application Deadline Open until filled


Title Postdoctoral Fellow - Digital Value Lab
School Harvard Business School
Position Description
The Digital, Data, and Design (D^3) Institute at Harvard is accepting applications for multiple postdoctoral fellows to work on research activities at our newly formed research labs. D^3 will have a formal launch in July 2022 with 10 newly minted labs that will provide cutting edge research faced by academics and practitioners. For more information on D^3, please visit https://d3.harvard.edu .
The postdoctoral fellows will work under the direct supervision of faculty Principal Investigators and Lab Manager of each lab. D^3 is looking for candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or new perspectives. There are no teaching requirements for these open positions.
The Digital Value Lab, led by Professor Suraj Srinivasan, is seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow. The mission of the Digital Value Lab is to conduct research on performance impact and value creation outcomes from digital and big-data driven transformation in organizations. Research projects in the lab cover the following areas: digital governance, economics and management of AI and data analytics in organizations, AI driven investing and governance in banking and capital markets, the future of AI augmented finance function in organizations (Future of the CFO), An ideal candidate will be interested in digital and data analytics work and comfortable working directly with data.
A typical empirical project involves refining a research question, designing an experiment or survey, analyzing historical and experimental data, and writing targeted at peer reviewed social science journals. Candidates should have some familiarity with:
· Causal analysis and experimental design: difference-in-differences and fixed effects models, instrumental variables, treatment selection, power analysis, analysis of attrition and non-compliance, analysis of heterogenous effects and interference;
· Programming/scripting knowledge suitable for processing raw data for analysis (e.g., text manipulation);
· One or more computational environments for statistical analysis (e.g., MATLAB, R, or Stata);
· Writing papers for management and economics journals; and
· Working with partner organizations or companies.
Additional Information:
This is a term position through June 30, 2023, with the strong possibility of renewal based on funding and performance. Relocation funding not provided.
The University requires all Harvard community members to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and remain up to date with COVID-19 vaccine boosters, as detailed in Harvard’s Vaccine & Booster Requirements. Individuals may claim exemption from the vaccine requirement for medical or religious reasons. More information regarding the University’s COVID vaccination requirement, exemptions, and verification of vaccination status may be found at the University’s “COVID-19 Vaccine Information” webpage: http://www.harvard.edu/coronavirus/covid-19-vaccine-information/.
This role is offered as a hybrid (some combination of onsite and remote) where you are required to be onsite at our Boston, MA based campus. Specific days and schedule will be determined between you and your manager.
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.
Culture of Inclusion: The work and well-being of HBS is profoundly strengthened by the diversity of our network and our differences in background, culture, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, and life experiences. Explore HBS work culture at https://www.hbs.edu/employment/.
Commitment to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging
Harvard University views equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging as the pathway to achieving inclusive excellence and fostering a campus culture where everyone can thrive. We strive to create a community that draws upon the widest possible pool of talent to unify excellence and diversity while fully embracing individuals from varied backgrounds, cultures, races, identities, life experiences, perspectives, beliefs, and values.
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, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Basic Qualifications
· A Ph.D. in economics or management fields like finance, accounting, organizational economics, strategy, technology, or related areas with an interest in digital transformation, AI, and data analytics. PLEASE NOTE: If you have obtained your Ph.D. in the past 12 months you must be able to provide a certificate of completion from the degree-granting institution OR a letter from the institute’s registrar stating all requirements for the degree have been successfully completed and should verify the date the degree has been conferred. No exceptions.
Additional Qualifications
· Strong team player with excellent communication skills
Special Instructions
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. To apply, please email: d3@harvard.edu with the subject “Digital Value Lab Postdoctoral Fellow”. Please do not contact lab faculty; if you have any questions, please contact d3@harvard.edu .
All applications should include the following:
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Copy of academic records (unofficial records are acceptable)
  • 2-page research statement
  • Two research papers
  • Contact details of at least two references

Candidates may be asked to undergo an assessment as part of the interview process.
Contact Information
Laura Kelley, Associate Director, Research Staff Services
Harvard Business School
Soldiers Field
Boston, MA 02163
Contact Email lkelley@hbs.edu
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, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions or any other characteristic protected by law.
Minimum Number of References Required 2
Maximum Number of References Allowed 4

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