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The Center for International Development occasionally posts employment opportunities within CID, our Research Programs, and affiliated organizations. To submit an opportunity for consideration, email us.

Current Opportunities at CID
EPoD Research Fellows

EPoD fellowships are geared towards researchers planning to join a Ph.D. program after their term and grant them a period to collaborate closely with EPoD faculty on a specific research project, and gain experience in microeconomic research methods including research design, and data collection and analysis. In addition, the program often gives participants potential opportunities to travel to developing countries and gain hands-on research experience in the field. Fellowships are 12 months in length, with a 12-month extension contingent on mutual interest and funding. The application process goes from mid-November until mid-January and the positions typically start between June and August of that year.  [More]

Growth Lab Staff Positions

Executive Coordinator

The Growth Lab has an immediate opening for a full-time Executive Coordinator to support the Faculty Director. In a fast-paced environment, the Executive Coordinator is an essential member of the lab and central to its activities. The Executive Coordinator provides high-quality administrative, logistical, and course support to the Faculty Director, and serves as the first point of contact and liaison to faculty, fellows, staff, students, and high-level external contacts. The Executive Coordinator will organize and manage the Faculty Director’s agenda, calendar, travel logistics, finances, course materials and related activities. This role will provide the opportunity to learn about global inclusive economic growth, higher education, project management, communications, research center administration, and to facilitate high-level networking and fundraising initiatives. [More]

Junior Back-End Developer

On the Digital Design & Development team within the Growth Lab, we build open-access tools to disseminate cutting-edge economic research and improve the livelihoods of people on a global scale. We do this with a modern technical stack including React, Python (Pandas, Flask), and PostgreSQL hosted on AWS. We are a small, award-winning team that collaborates closely across the entire development cycle from prototyping to deployment. In this role, you will have the ability to take ownership of features and make important contributions to the work done at the Harvard Kennedy School. [More]

Research Assistant

The Growth Lab has an immediate opening for a full-time Research Assistant to contribute to a range of research projects. As an important part of our research teams, they will gain valuable experience working with faculty and research fellows on international development research and policy. [More]

Growth Lab Research Fellows

Under the guidance of Professor Ricardo Hausmann, affiliated professors throughout Harvard, and senior researchers at the Growth Lab, Research Fellows contribute significantly to the core research agenda of the lab while also collaborating with government leaders and development practitioners in the field to apply research to policy problems. Research Fellows gain analytical skills alongside practical, hands-on experience working in lower- and middle-income countries on pressing development challenges. We are looking for candidates who have a background in economics (focused on growth, trade theory, and/or applied econometrics with an emphasis on identification strategy), who have either experience or deep interest in applied research, working in developing countries, and interacting with a multitude of collaborators in varying contexts in a fast-paced environment. [More]

Growth Lab ​​​​​​​Postdoctoral Fellow

The Growth Lab's academic research team consists of a dynamic, cross-disciplinary group of researchers, working to understand economic growth, knowledge diffusion, technology, productivity, and structural transformation from the perspective that these phenomena are functions of the acquisition and diffusion of productive capabilities. Its Postdoctoral researchers and visiting scholars aim to produce high-quality academic papers that are typically team-based, cross-disciplinary, and multi-authored. Topics include regional and international growth and innovation, the workings of urban economies, the role of human capital and know-how in development, the role of FDI and migration in the diffusion of know-how, and green technologies as an opportunity for growth.  [More]