The Lerner Lab is always happy to hear from conscientious, smart, talented students with a passion for science who would like to join our team. Duties of an undergraduate research assistant vary by project, but typically include: conducting literature reviews and other background research, preparing PowerPoint slides for presentations, coding data and summarizing results, tracking down references, and attending lab meetings to brainstorm ideas. Undergraduate research assistants occasionally administer experiments at the Harvard Decision Science Laboratory, but anyone interested in that aspect should apply directly to the HDSL. Paid positions are available for Harvard students who can commit to working with us for at least 2 semesters and can meet the requirements of the Undergraduate Research Scholars program. Most students work 6-10 hours/week. Students of any concentration are welcome to apply. Interested students should send an email to our lab manager, Chelsea Zabel (firstname.lastname@example.org), for more information.
Independent research course credit is available to Master’s students for 2 semesters. Students are typically enrolled in a Master’s program at the Harvard Kennedy School.
Applications to doctoral programs at the Harvard Kennedy School are reviewed each winter. Prospective doctoral students interested in working with Professor Lerner should apply for a PhD in Public Policy and should have a primary field of interest in Judgment and Decision Making. More information about the program and requirements can be found here: https://www.hks.harvard.edu/educational-programs/doctoral-programs/phd-public-policy/curriculum/special-fields-interest#Judgment and Decision Making