We're hiring!

We are a team of social scientists and policy professionals who are committed to rigorously answering questions that the public sector has asked. You’re the kind of person we’re looking for if: you’re torn between a career in research and a career in social impact; you are committed to systemic change through government; you thrive working with a team on multiple projects at once; and you have lived or professional experience related to the topics we work on.

Current and forthcoming openings are below.

If you are interested in working with the People Lab in another capacity or have any questions we would love to hear from you. Please send an email to peoplelab@hks.harvard.edu.

Research Associate

This position is ideal for someone with 2+ years of experience who is interested in getting more in-depth training in applied research. Research Associates support multiple projects at a time, under the guidance of a Research Manager and/or Research Director. Responsibilities may include data cleaning and analysis, literature reviews, and supporting manuscript preparation, as well as direct interaction with government partners to co-design and evaluate interventions using a randomized controlled trial (RCT).

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Research Manager

This position is ideal for candidates with a graduate degree who feel comfortable coordinating a team, leading meetings with government and with academics, and supporting junior research staff. The Research Manager will work on many projects simultaneously at a fast pace, and will be involved in all aspects of projects including: project scoping and design, communication with government partners, field visits, coordination of other staff, applying for funding, and producing policy-relevant and academically-relevant publications. They will also be responsible for helping grow the team into a well-functioning, productive, and happy lab.

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Research Fellows

If you are a PhD or MPP student at Harvard’s Kennedy School interested in opportunities to work with The People Lab please send your resume and cover letter to peoplelab@hks.harvard.edu.