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Associate Director of LISH (La

Company: Harvard University
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Associate Director of LISH (Laboratory for Innovation Science at Harvard)Harvard Business School60860BRJob SummaryThe Laboratory for Innovation Science at Harvard, founded in 2010, co-led by Professors Karim Lakhani, Eva Guinan, Kyle Myers, Marco Iansiti, and David Parkes, is the largest and longest-running lab at the Digital, Data, and Design (D-3) Institute. As such, the lab requires a dynamic associate director who can work to drive research in the following areas: open innovation and crowdsourcing, data science and AI, and science of science and platforms. The lab's multidisciplinary team includes research scientists, postdoctoral fellows, research associates, program manager, students, and a worldwide network of academic and practitioner visitors.

Primary duties include managing internal program and research operations at LISH and working closely with outside partners and vendors. The Associate Director will lead significant portions of the research operations, including identifying issues with partner organizations, framing the details around research and operations, and managing the execution of the work plans for research teams. The Associate Director will report directly to the Senior Director, Labs at D-3, and work closely with the Sr. Associate Director of Lab Operations. This person will work heavily with the D-3 Institute's platforms including Data & Research Science, Learning Network, and Research Accelerator. LISH has 10 faculty co-PIs that will work with the Associate Director on strategic vision and execution. LISH also employs 2 research scientists, 5 postdocs, 5 research associates, and 1 program manager.

The candidate must be willing to work with a dynamic team of researchers with competing demands.Position DescriptionResponsibilities -Include:

  • Oversee the sourcing of scientific problems from partner organizations (such as NASA, Broad Institute, Harvard Medical School, and P&G) and manage the pipeline of engagements, including site visits and research protocols
  • Develop large-scale scientific research programs with faculty
  • Assist faculty PIs in executing social science experiments
  • Developing and maintaining budgets
  • Developing and implementing plans and goals for the lab
  • Working with the Sr. Associate Director to coordinate and supervise daily operations
  • Working closely with the lab's Postdoctoral Fellows and Research Scientists on day-to-day research activities
  • Manage complex visitor process
  • Sourcing lab speakers and leading lab meetings
  • Presenting research findings on behalf of the lab
  • Facilitating internal and external network meetings
  • Overseeing research associates and students
  • Managing the lab's website and social media
  • Writing briefs and summaries for research projects
  • Liaises with FAS/IQSS on HR, lab purchases, grants administration, and visitors
  • Working with IRB and DUAs -
  • Responsible for other duties as assignedBasic Qualifications
    • Bachelor's degree required
    • 10 years of relevant work experience required, including experience managing complex projectsAdditional InformationThis 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 3 days per week. 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.

      The University requires all Harvard community members to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and remain up to date with COVID-19 vaccine boosters, as detailed in Harvard's Vaccine & Booster Requirements . Individuals may claim exemption from the vaccine requirement for medical or religious reasons. More information regarding the University's COVID vaccination requirement, exemptions, and verification of vaccination status may be found at the University's "COVID-19 Vaccine Information" webpage: .

      A cover letter is required to be considered for this opportunity.

      Harvard Business School will not offer visa sponsorship for this opportunity.

      Culture of Inclusion: The work and well-being of HBS is profoundly strengthened by the diversity of our network and our differences in background, culture, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, and life experiences. Explore more about HBS work culture here .Commitment to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and BelongingHarvard University views equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging as the pathway to achieving inclusive excellence and fostering a campus culture where everyone can thrive. We strive to create a community that draws upon the widest possible pool of talent to unify excellence and diversity while fully embracing individuals from varied backgrounds, cultures, races, identities, life experiences, perspectives, beliefs, and values.EEO StatementWe are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Keywords: Harvard University, Cambridge , Associate Director of LISH (La, Executive , Cambridge, Massachusetts

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