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Salary– DOE

The Digital, Data, and Design (D^3) Institute at Harvard is accepting applications for multiple postdoctoral fellows to work on research activities at our newly formed research labs. D^3 will have a formal launch in July 2022 with 10 newly minted labs that will provide cutting edge research faced by academics and practitioners. For more information on D^3, please visit

The postdoctoral fellows will work under the direct supervision of faculty Principal Investigators and Lab Manager of each lab. D^3 is looking for candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or new perspectives. There are no teaching requirements for these open positions.

The Climate and Sustainability Impact Lab, led by Professors George Serafeim and Michael Toffel, is looking for a postdoctoral fellow with interest in climate and sustainability. The mission of the Climate and Sustainability Impact Lab is to advance managerial and governance practices in order to drive operational and business model sustainability transformation.

A typical empirical project involves refining a research question, designing an experiment or survey, analyzing historical and experimental data, and writing targeted at peer reviewed social science journals. Candidates should have some familiarity with:
* Causal analysis and experimental design: difference-in-differences and fixed effects models, instrumental variables, treatment selection, power analysis, analysis of attrition and non-compliance, analysis of heterogenous effects and interference;
* Programming/scripting knowledge suitable for processing raw data for analysis (e.g., text manipulation); and
* One or more computational environments for statistical analysis (e.g., MATLAB, R, SAS, or Stata).

Additional Information:

This is a term position through June 30, 2023, with the strong possibility of renewal based on funding and performance. Relocation funding not provided.

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This role is offered as a hybrid (some combination of onsite and remote) where you are required to be onsite at our Boston, MA based campus. Specific days and schedule will be determined between you and your manager.

While we continue to monitor the evolving COVID-19 guidelines and restrictions, we appreciate your understanding and flexibility with our interview process. Please note that we will be conducting interviews virtually (phone and or Zoom) for selected candidates until further notice.

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Basic Qualifications

  • A Ph.D.. PLEASE NOTE: If you have obtained your Ph.D. in the past 12 months you must be able to provide a certificate of completion from the degree-granting institution OR a letter from the institute’s registrar stating all requirements for the degree have been successfully completed and should verify the date the degree has been conferred. No exceptions.
  • Having been an author or co-author of empirical research papers. These are papers that involve the analysis of archival or field data using data science, econometrics, and/or statistics. Preferably those research papers have implications for sustainability and climate data or involve collection and analysis of such data.

Additional Qualifications

  • Demonstrated interest in the areas of sustainability and climate change based on research output, professional associations, professional experience, academic degrees, or other educational or practical experience.
  • Interest to develop further data science skills, build new datasets, and catalyze an ambitious research agenda using archival and field data.
  • Strong interest on the real world impact of the research and an appreciation for impact on practice.
  • Strong team player with excellent communication skills.