Predoctoral Fellow in the Social Sciences
School: Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Position DescriptionHarvard University. Professor Robert Sampson in the Department of Sociology is seeking a pre-doctoral fellow to support and collaborate on all aspects of an ongoing study, the Project on Human Development in Chicago Neighborhoods (PHDCN+). For more information on the project click here. Candidates with backgrounds in sociology, criminology, law, economics, psychology, political science, and other social sciences are welcome to apply. The fellow will receive mentoring from faculty and post docs within a tight-knit research community and have access to a broad range of activities at Harvard. The position is ideal for someone considering entering a PhD program in a few years or for those who may transition to full-time research jobs.
This position is based in the Sociology Department in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Harvard University in Cambridge, MA. The desired starting date is spring or summer 2024, though earlier will be considered. Appointment terms for Fellows are for one year with the potential for a second-year renewal.
- Prepare literature reviews, background research, and other content for grant proposals and academic papers
- Conduct statistical analyses of data using Stata and R
- Prepare figures and data visualizations
- Assist with survey data collection by preparing online survey instruments, facilitating survey recruitment, and processing survey data
- Potential involvement in qualitative interviews
- Editing of draft chapters and papers
- Interacting with the IRB and writing updates/modifications
- Draft project and grant reports, research briefs, and other project documents
- Manage research meetings and convenings of researchers
- Bachelor's or Master's Degree in Sociology, Public Policy, Economics, or related field
- Outstanding organizational and time management skills
- Prior experience as a research assistant or fellow in the social sciences
- Distinguished academic record
- Significant interest in the study of crime, the criminal justice system, urban inequality, and life-course research
- Strong written, editorial, and oral communication skills
- Proficiency programming in Stata and R
- Experience using Adobe InDesign and graphic software for visualizing research results
- Experience with citation management software
Special InstructionsMaterials submitted by regular mail or email will not be accepted. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.
Contact InformationLisa Albert
Department of Sociology
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Equal Opportunity EmployerHarvard is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, age, protected veteran status, disability, genetic information, military service, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or other protected status.
Minimum Number of References Required: 1
Maximum Number of References Allowed: 3