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Information Research Specialist

Information Research Specialist, Knowledge and Library Services, HBS

Harvard University

Information Research Specialist, Knowledge and Library Services, HBS
Harvard Business School

Duties & Responsibilities

Duties & Responsibilities
The Information Research Specialist is a valued member of Baker Research Services (BRS), a team of librarians, MBAs, statisticians, and economists with deep expertise working with licensed and publicly available data sources. BRS provides support to Harvard Business School faculty and doctoral students across multiple phases of research, teaching and learning. Our services include: advising on best resources for a research project; sourcing, acquiring and preparing data for analysis; methodological and statistical consulting; managing projects from beginning to end; finding innovative ways to communicate research findings; and much more.

Licensed business data sources frequently used in BRS include Bloomberg, CRSP, Capital IQ, Compustat, Datastream/Eikon, Factset, SDC, Thomson One and others.

Working Relationships:

  • Reports to the Senior Manager, Baker Research Services.
  • Works closely with HBS faculty, doctoral students, and research associates.
  • Contributes to the goals and priorities of Baker Research Services and Knowledge and Library Services.
  • Works closely with subject matter, content, and technical experts across Knowledge and Library Services, HBS and the Harvard University community.


The Information Research Specialist in Baker Research Services:

  • Supports the creation of original intellectual property by Harvard Business School (HBS) faculty and doctoral students in the forms of scholarly articles and books, cases, conference presentations, course materials, and testimony.
  • Responds accurately and rapidly to the information needs of clients using electronic, printed, and other types of information sources. Responsible for completing a varying number of long-term research projects as well as responding to quick-turnaround information requests.
  • Researches, identifies, evaluates, obtains, accesses, interprets and analyzes text and quantitative information and data from printed and digital sources including, but not limited to: macroeconomic, financial, accounting, and securities data, and information collected from third-party and non-traditional sources.

Basic Qualifications

Masters degree or equivalent graduate education in Economics, Statistics, Library/Information Science, Business Administration or other relevant discipline.

Minimum 5+ years of applicable work experience.

Demonstrated proficiency in accessing and preparing for analysis data from diverse sources and in structured and unstructured formats, using Excel and at least one statistical analysis software package (SAS, Stata, R, etc.)

Job Function
Library, Research

Sub Unit

USA - MA - Boston


Time Status

00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary

Salary Grade

Pre-Employment Screening
Criminal, Education, Identity

EEO Statement
We 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 or any other characteristic protected by law.