Postdoctoral Fellow - Platform Lab - Digital, Data, and Design Institute, Harvard University
Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts
Internal Number: 12967
School: Harvard Business School
The Digital, Data, and Design (D^3) Institute at Harvard is accepting applications for multiple postdoctoral fellows for academic year 2024-2025 to work on research activities at our research labs. D^3 conducts research at the intersection of academia and practice. For more information on D^3, please visit https://d3.harvard.edu/labs.
The Postdoctoral Fellows will work under the direct supervision of faculty Principal Investigators and the Senior Director of Labs. They will work closely with the lab manager and research associate(s) at 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 Platform Lab, led by Professors Chiara Farronato and Feng Zhu, is seeking two quantitative Postdoctoral Fellows. The mission of the Platform Lab is to provide a research-based roadmap for businesses and policymakers that are interested in creating an innovative platform ecosystem.
A typical empirical project involves refining a research question, designing an experiment or survey, analyzing historical and experimental data, and writing research papers targeted at peer reviewed social science journals. Candidates should have good 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 treatment-control 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;
Interest in platforms, digitization, antitrust, network effects and/or strategy.
A Ph.D. in economics, business or a related field. All degree requirements must be satisfied prior to the fellowship start date.
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 institution's Registrar stating all requirements for the degree have been successfully completed and should verify the date the degree has been conferred. No exceptions.
Strong team player with excellent communication skills.
Rebecca Wickel, Recruiting Manager, Research Staff Services Harvard Business School Soldiers Field Road Boston, MA 02163
Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled
Please apply here via the Harvard system. Please do not contact lab faculty; if you have any questions, please contact [email protected].
All applications must include the following:
2-page research statement
Two research papers
Copy of academic records (unofficial records are acceptable)
Two letters of recommendation
Candidates may be asked to undergo an assessment as part of the interview process.
These are term positions starting July 2024 (start date flexible) through June 30, 2025, with the possibility of renewal based on funding and performance. Relocation funding not provided.
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.
Please note that we will be conducting interviews virtually (phone and/or Zoom) for selected candidates.
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