Jobs & Opportunities

EPoD Research Fellowships

EPoD is currently seeking full-time Research Fellows to work with faculty on specific research projects. Start dates vary according to position, with most start dates occurring early summer 2013 for one to two-year commitments. Learn more about the program.

Responsibilities: Statistical analysis; cleaning and managing datasets; project management; support of field research activities and other supporting tasks for research projects.

Qualifications: Bachelor's/master's in economics with strong quantitative background; prior research assistant experience; proficiency programming in Stata; graduate-level coursework a plus; some positions may have project and financial management skills preferred.

How to Apply:
1. Send an email to Deanna Ford, copying and following these instructions exactly: In the subject line, put your full name, first (given) name followed by last (family) name. Please attach ONLY your CV. In the email body, copy exactly the following position line: 100836 Research Fellow – EPoD Research Fellows Program. Please do not include any text besides the position line(s) in the body of the e-mail. Adding extra text will interfere with the processing of your application.
2. You must also complete the J-PAL/IPA common application indicating that you are interested in applying for a "Type 1" position.

Post-Doctoral Fellowship Opportunity in Microfinance and Health - Harvard School of Public Health, Program in the Global Demography of Aging

The Harvard School of Public Health Program in the Global Demography of Aging (PGDA) is offering a one to two year fellowship for post-doctoral researchers to begin in September 2013. Affiliated faculty at the Evidence for Policy Design (EPoD) program at Harvard’s Center for International Development are actively seeking candidates with a PhD in economics who are interested in working with these faculty on research on the impact of microfinance on health in India. Current projects include a large-scale impact evaluation of access to finance in rural South India and a multi-year study on the effects of changes in microfinance product design – and resulting variation in social networks and business size – on household welfare. The fellow will work directly on projects with faculty members and will also be expected to develop their own research agenda. The selected fellow will undertake some field work in India and may be permitted to undertake a small amount of teaching.

If you are interested, please send an email with your CV and a short statement of interest to You will also need to apply separately to the fellowship, as detailed on the PGDA website.

The deadline for applications is February 15, 2013.