To apply: please submit your CV and cover letter in English
Good Business Lab (www.goodbusinesslab.org) is an independent, non-profit labor innovation lab that uses rigorous research methods to design, develop, and test scalable, market-ready interventions capable of providing dual benefits to workers and businesses.
The founders of the lab are Ach Adhvaryu - Associate Professor of Business Economics and Public Policy at the University of Michigan (www.achadhvaryu.com), Anant Nyshadham - Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Michigan, and Anant Ahuja - head of Organization Development at Shahi Exports Pvt. Ltd. Our work in Latin America is done with Jorge Tamayo - Assistant Professor of Business Administration in the Strategy Unit at Harvard Business School.
We have been incubated at Shahi Exports, India's biggest apparel export house, where we have conducted several studies in their sixty plus factories in the past six years and have now expanded our work to the United States and Latin America, having an office in Medellín, Colombia. Some of our other partners include the Harvard Business School, University of Pennsylvania, Arcos Dorados, Grupo Éxito, Toyota, the United Nations Development Program, International Labor Organization.
GBL is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, physical disability, or length of time spent unemployed.
We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.We offer traditional workplace benefits as stated by the Colombian labor law such as insurance and travel allowance. We also offer several other non-monetary workplace benefits like flexible work hours, and the ability to work remotely. We are a young and growing start-up making us the ideal ground for team members to experiment, take on dynamic roles, and grow with us. We focus on happiness, output, and quality of work.
Going forward, projects include looking at the effect of managerial training on firm productivity in the quick service restaurant industry, the effect of marketplace and pricing structures on consumers’ benefits and choice to use online versus in person shopping in the food retail industry, as well as the impact of new product introduction on production dynamics in the automotive industry.
To ensure the smooth implementation of all projects, we are looking for a Research Manager, details of which are given below.
Please note that the applicants are requested to submit their CV and Cover Letter in English.
Location: Medellín, Colombia
Length of Commitment: at least one year
Remuneration: 4,500,000 – 5,000,000 Colombian Peso per month
Start Date: ASAP (applications being accepted on a rolling basis)
Who are you?
Ideally you have:
What will you do?
Research Managers at GBL work closely with academic researchers, the research implementation team, data manager and other staff to help implement various projects. They typically manage up to 2-3 projects and mentor 2-3 Research Associates.
Primary Responsibilities (60-70% time):
Other Responsibilities (30-40%):
What will be your benefits?
What should you be comfortable with?
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