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Research Associates are full-time research staff members at Columbia Business School. They typically work on about three to five projects simultaneously (possibly supporting different faculty). However, they are also expected to maintain a thorough understanding of the substance of the research and to participate in every aspect of the process from idea generation to publication.
The Research Associates are jointly funded by the Dean's office and each of the divisions. Each research is assigned to a specific division. They can be, however, be pooled across the divisions, to give faculty access to a specific skill set or to balance the workload.
Based on divisional funding, the allocations are as follows:
- Accounting - 1
- Decision Risk & Operations - 1
- Finance & Economics - 3
- Marketing - 1
- Management - 1
Research Assistants are typically current Columbia students who are interested in working part-time on research during the academic year or during the summer. They generally work 10-15 hours per week, although that number may be fluctuate depending on the student's schedule and the project needs. Research Associates are funded by the faculty or division to which they are hired.
Every summer Columbia Business School recruits students (typically in their junior year) from the top institutions across the nation, including select international universities, for its 10 week summer internship program. Each intern is matched to a faculty member who has an available research project. Faculty members may submit a project proposal in January/February to participate in the internship program. The selection process for proposals will seek, among other things, to ensure that the difficulty level, scope, and intellectual challenge allows the students to make significant contributions, and have rewarding experiences. High-performing interns may be invited to return to work as full-time Research Associates upon graduation.
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