The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is looking for a research scientist to help them research in the fields of Humanities, Arts, & Social Sciences.

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  • Posted: Nov 12
  • Updated: Nov 12
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Job Description

RESEARCH SCIENTIST, Political Science, to advance the research agenda and mission of the MIT Governance Lab (MIT GOV/LAB).  Responsibilities will include conducting rigorous research to support the dynamic needs of practitioners, high-level leaders in the field, and global partners of MIT GOV/LAB; participating in an exceptional global ecosystem of academics, practitioners, and students; supporting MIT GOV/LAB’s mission and strategic development through interactive sessions at events with donors, partners, and high-level leaders in the field; partnering with civil society and other established leaders in the field to define evidence-based frameworks that are practical and specific to the governance and accountability fields; delivering impact and value through exceptionally high quality research and funder/partner interactions; publishing research findings via internal and external channels; and running learning sessions and executive education-like workshops with senior leaders.


The MIT GOV/LAB is a research group in the Political Science Department that conducts research on government accountability and citizen engagement. GOV/LAB develops collaborative research projects with civil society organizations and their funders that aim to specify how their work makes a difference, and contributes to scholarly knowledge about social science theories of participation and accountability.


REQUIRED:  Ph.D. in political science, public policy, public administration, or related field; at least ten years of postdoctoral experience in practitioner world with demonstrated expertise developing country contexts; strong practitioner-oriented learning, monitoring, and evaluation research experience drawn from projects and relationships with high-level practitioners and leaders in the field; and a strong publication record.