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Empirical Research Services

Empirical Research Services

The Empirical Research Department at the Harvard Law School is seeking to hire researchers with an empirical background to join our team. Positions in the Empirical Department represent a unique opportunity to work with faculty and students at Harvard Law School. Currently we have vacancies for a full-time Applied Research Statistician, and a part-time Remote Research Fellow. 

Empirical Research Services

Empirical Research Services

  • Applied Research Statistician

    We are hiring a full-time Applied Research Statistician to consult with and provide empirical research support for HLS faculty, primarily, and for other members of the HLS community. Successful applicants will be comfortable in an environment that requires a high level of independence and intellectual curiosity. Under the general direction of HLS faculty and the director for Empirical Services, the Applied Research Statistician will develop, design, and conduct empirical research projects; gather, edit and analyze quantitative datasets; conduct background research; design new databases, online surveys and conduct experiments.   

     The initial appointment will be for one year, with likely reappointment, subject to performance and available funding. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

      Read more and apply for the Applied Research Statistician position

     

     

  • Part-time Research Fellow

    We are is seeking to hire applicants with strong skills in data management and quantitative analysis for a part-time Research Fellowship. The fellowship is a twelve-month remote position with the possibility of extension, dependent upon available funding and satisfactory performance. The remote option is only possible for candidates residing in the following states: California, Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont.  

    Fellows will work 10-20 hours/week and will be paid $30/hour. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled.  

    Read more and apply for the part-time Research Fellowhip

     

The Digital Lab

The Digital Lab

The Harvard Law School Library promotes collaboration, innovation of processes and procedures, and high accountability in all phases of collections stewardship. The Digital Lab serves HLSL’s mission to provide open access to the library’s world-class collections.

Digtial Lab

Digtial Lab

  • Archives Assistant

    The Harvard Law School Library has an immediate opening for one 14-hour per week position. The person in this role will assist with the processing and digitization of modern manuscript collections to help make these collections open for research using the library’s new minimal level processing workflows. The Archives Assistant will report to the Archivist for Special Projects and work in close collaboration with other Digital Lab staff.

    Core duties include assisting with processing collections to the box and file level, including manuscript rehousing and creating descriptive metadata; and entering data into spreadsheets and ArchivesSpace. Additional duties may include assisting with accessioning and appraisal of manuscript collections; preparing collections for digital imaging, including removing staples, unfolding documents, and flagging specific materials; inventory tracking; quality control of scanned images; and deposit of digital objects to the Harvard Library Digital Repository Service. We seek an individual possessing careful attention to detail, clear communication, flexibility, and proficiency and enjoyment working independently and in teams.

    Read more and apply for the Archives Assistant position