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Hiring: Project Manager for Research

The Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society seeks an experienced Project Manager to join its research team. The Project Manager will be responsible for managing a suite of research projects on the impacts of emerging and existing technologies on society and on digital governance. In collaboration with the research team, they will develop multiple research studies, write publications, policy white papers and other reports, and participate in dialogue about the work in meetings, convenings, and events. Through their work they will have the opportunity to contribute to Berkman Klein Center’s world-class community of scholars and to engage with a wide range of colleagues including other researchers, students, practitioners, and technologists across academia, government, civil society, and for-profit environments. 



As a Project Manager for Research you will: 

  • Directly manage research team members by overseeing their research portfolio, assigning them to tasks, and supporting their professional development. 

  • Translate research project goals and design into practice by managing research processes and people. This includes establishing project launch meetings and planning; maintaining goals, timelines and tasks throughout projects; allocating resources; coordinating and delegating coordination with external research and policy colleagues; and managing research team meetings. 

  • Understand and contribute to the research in meetings, academic writings, grant proposals, and reports, and by taking on elements of research projects as an individual contributor. 

  • Work closely with BKC researchers, senior staff and faculty including communicating about and setting project timelines and tasks. 

  • Serve as the primary contact for other teams within Berkman including collaborating with communications, events, and education teams to highlight research in events and writing, and to bring research efforts into BKC educational programs. 

Basic Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience. Supervisory experience and 5+ years of progressive project management.  

Additional Qualifications and Skills

We are looking for people who have: 

  • Domain knowledge of some subset of Internet research topics such as online communities, social platforms, the ethics of existing and emerging technology, digital rights, and/or digital policy and governance. 

  • Qualitative and/or quantitative research experience such as study design and methods, data analysis, surveys, interviews, and design research. 

  • Experience writing academic papers, white papers, and/or articles that describe complex research topics for audiences who do not have technical or research backgrounds. 

  • Project management experience including command of project management tools, workflows, and best practices. 

  • Effective interpersonal and communication skills including experience leading groups, receiving and offering feedback, and building and maintaining relationships with a diverse range of highly motivated individuals. 

  • Direct and indirect people management skills. Experience within non-profit or academic organizations preferred. 

  • Demonstrated focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion and eagerness to prioritize these values within all aspects of work. 

   The right candidate will have heart, verve, and vigor; a can-do attitude; and a strong desire to effect positive change. They will thrive in a committed, collaborative, and tight-knit community that encourages creativity and serious fun, values novel approaches to solving problems, continually builds upon best-practices and lessons learned, and supports its community members’ independent and collective goals.

Working Conditions

Based on the changing needs of the Center, the project manager may be called upon for other tasks at short notice. Occasional evening and weekend work may be required. Depending on the public health situation, travel opportunities may arise. 

Additional Information

This is a one-year term appointment currently expected to end June 30, 2023.

We regret that Harvard Law School is unable to provide visa sponsorship for staff positions.

All offers to be made by HLS Human Resources. 

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