CID Student Research Publications Assistant (PhD Student)


The Center for International Development at Harvard University is hiring a part-time (10-14hr/week) Research Publications Assistant to support with tagging CID publications for our new Publications Database. CID’s Publications Database is a powerful new tool that brings together all international development research of CID’s faculty affiliates and offers faculty, practitioners, and students a one-stop shop for finding international development research at Harvard.  

This position is a great opportunity for a student interested in academic research and international development and a passion for making academic knowledge accessible to be used by a broader audience. 
Responsibilities include:

  • Assist in developing and implementing a tagging system for CID publications to effectively search and collate papers on the Publications Database.
  • Evaluate academic publications and assign accurate and relevant tags according to on CID’s research topics, regions, and key terms. 

CID is seeking a candidate with a strong familiarity with international development research, who is confident in accurately assigning publications to various topic areas and key terms. Previous experience with academic research or research assistance is a plus. We’re particularly interested in recruiting a PhD student with a focus in international development. The Publications Assistant will benefit from gaining a comprehensive breath of exposure across all of Harvard’s international development research. Availability for full 2023-24 academic year preferred.

To apply, please send your resume, unofficial transcript, and a short description of your relevant experience to with the subject line “Publications Assistant.” 

Applications are rolling. We are reviewing applications on an ongoing basis.