Pre-Doctoral Fellowship in Family Business

Ithaca, New York, United States

Job description

The Cornell SC Johnson College of Business is comprised of the university’s three accredited business schools: The Hotel School, the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, and the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management. The College delivers undergraduate, graduate, and professional business programs creating a collaborative, comprehensive business management program that preserves the excellence of all three schools while uniting the faculty and students. The Cornell SC Johnson College of Business is one of the most comprehensive business schools in the nation, with 145 research faculty and nearly 2,900 undergraduate, professional, and graduate students. The Cornell SC Johnson College of Business has a collection of areas of expertise not found in any other leading institution and an unparalleled resource base from which to draw-both within the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business and within Cornell (including Cornell Tech).

The SFBI Pre-doctoral Research Fellowship Program is a full-time, post baccalaureate program designed to prepare individuals wishing to apply for a PhD in Business. The pre-doctoral research fellow will work closely with the Center’s academic director, primarily supporting research and data analysis pertaining to the Center’s various on-going research projects.

General duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Coordination of the research activities of the SFBI scholars
  • Coordination of and participation in the data collection for the Data Repository
  • Participation in empirical research projects related to the scope of SFBI to promote research on family and privately held firms
  • Engagement in the intellectual life at Cornell

This is a benefits-eligible, 1-year term staff position with the possibility of a 1 year renewal based upon performance and the availability of funding.


  • Bachelors degree required. Relevant research experience preferred.
  • Familiarity with statistics software such as SAS and Stata.
  • Familiarity with programming languages such as Python and SQL preferred.
  • Courses in econometrics and statistics required.
  • Ability to train others required.
  • Knowledge of research techniques or methods required.
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills required.
  • Excellent and professional verbal, written, and presentation skills, as well as organizational skills and attention to detail, required.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously are required.
  • Ability to work well independently, as well as with others, and to meet deadlines under pressure is required.
  • Ability to seek out, coordinate, and appropriately disseminate information required.
  • Strong computer skills required.

Relocation assistance not available for this position.

Visa sponsorship not available for this position.

University Job Title:
Research Support Spec I


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Contact Name:
Aimee Deriziotis

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