Research Assistant on Transportation and Land Use Issues in China / Harvard University

A student Research Assistant with an interest in transportation and land use issues in China is needed for a study using household survey data from a travel behavior study conducted in Chengdu. The survey was conducted in the summer of 2016 by the Harvard-China Project ( and the Research Center for Contemporary China of Peking University and is a follow up to a nearly identical survey by the same research partners in 2005, creating a time series on Chengdu's urban development.

The RA should be comfortable with data analysis using Excel and statistical software like SPSS, Stata or R. S/he should be willing to learn data analysis software if necessary. Experience with GIS software like ArcGIS would be helpful. Chinese language skills are not required but advantageous. The position is open to graduate students of any relevant department or school of Harvard University. Harvard undergraduate students with exceptional skills may also be considered. The RA could begin immediately through spring semester (part-time) and may be extended through the summer of 2017 (full time) and beyond, at a standard hourly rate for student RAs.

The RA will be advised by Dr. Sumeeta Srinivasan, Research Associate of the Harvard-China Project and Lecturer at the Department of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning of Tufts University ( Applicants should email a CV, contact information for two references, and a one-paragraph statement of interest to Dr. Srinivasan ( and Chris P. Nielsen (, Executive Director of the Harvard-China Project, with a cc to Tiffany Chan (, program administrator.

Harvard University is 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, or any other characteristic protected by law.