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We're actively hiring researchers, data scientists, and program staff.

See below for current CSET job postings:

Responsibilities: 

  • Leading and developing a portfolio of policy research delivering written products and briefings to policy communities in government and think-tanks.
  • Recruiting, selecting, coaching, and managing approximately 15 Research Fellows and Research Analysts from a variety of disciplines, including political science, public policy, law, economics, computer science, and security studies.
  • Ensuring that analytic products are rigorous, timely, readable, and relevant to policymakers’ needs.
  • Collaborating with the center’s data scientists to incorporate quantitative analysis, where appropriate; and consulting outside experts in artificial intelligence and computing to ensure that analytic products are technically accurate.
  • Mentoring Fellows and Analysts to write and brief for policymakers, and identifying opportunities for training within and outside the University.
  • Identifying opportunities to partner with other academic and think-tank analysts on individual research projects.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field;
  • 8+ years of experience writing and briefing for policymakers and/or other senior decision makers, with an accessible portfolio of written products
  • 5+ years of experience managing and mentoring analytic and/or policy research teams
  • Experience in leading the development of major policy or organizational documents that involve multiple authors
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated success in briefing and building relationships with policy staff and decision-makers
  • Proficiency with office productivity tools like Google Docs, Microsoft Office, etc.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and critical thinking skills
  • Motivated, enthusiastic and self-driven

Preferred: 

  • Analytic experience in national security and/or technology policy
  • Prior experience at a think tank or university-affiliated research center
  • Graduate degree in public policy, political science, or a related field

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Responsibilities:

  • Developing, proposing, and leading research projects related to the Center’s mission, both individually and in collaboration with other Research Fellows, Staff Researchers, Research Analysts, Data Scientists, and Center leadership
  • Producing written publications as outputs from research projects, both individually and as a coauthor
  • Supervising and mentoring Research Analysts to provide research support
  • Developing and delivering presentations and briefs for policy-making audiences on topics related to emerging technologies, especially artificial intelligence (AI) and computing, and associated policy considerations
  • Managing and executing research sub-grants to other academic institutions and centers
  • Collaborating with Data Scientists and Translators in building out the Center’s data and document libraries
  • Monitoring trends and developments in AI, computing, and national security policy

Requirements:

  • Graduate (Master’s, JD, PhD) degree in relevant field
  • At least 3 years of progressive experience in research and policy analysis including familiarity with interpreting and visualizing data
  • Ability to carry out self-directed research and assigned tasks with limited need for supervision
  • Proficiency with office productivity tools like Google Docs and Microsoft Office
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent problem-solving and critical thinking skills
  • Motivated, enthusiastic and self-driven

Preferred:

  • Research experience in national security and technology policy
  • Familiarity with recent developments in AI and computing
  • Project or team management experience
  • Proficiency in statistics and data analysis
  • Foreign language proficiency

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Applicants who are interested in this position but have not yet completed a graduate degree may apply for the Staff Researcher position.

Responsibilities:

  • Developing, proposing, and leading research projects related to the Center’s mission, both individually and in collaboration with Research Fellows, other Staff Researchers, Research Analysts, Data Scientists, and Center leadership
  • Producing written publications as outputs from research projects, both individually and as a coauthor
  • Supervising and mentoring Research Analysts to provide research support
  • Developing and delivering presentations and briefs for policy-making audiences on topics related to emerging technologies, specifically, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML), National Security, and associated policy considerations
  • Managing and executing research sub-grants to other academic institutions and centers
  • Collaborating with Data Scientists and Translators in building out the Center’s data and document libraries
  • Monitoring trends and developments in AI, ML, and national security policy

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field
  • At least 3 years of progressive experience in research and policy analysis including familiarity with interpreting and visualizing data
  • Ability to carry out self-directed research and assigned tasks with limited need for supervision
  • Proficiency with office productivity tools like Google Docs, Microsoft Office, etc.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and critical thinking skills
  • Motivated, enthusiastic and self-driven

Preferred:

  • Graduate coursework in international relations, public policy, law, economics, or related field
  • Research experience in national security and technology policy
  • Familiarity with recent developments in machine learning and computing
  • Project or team management experience
  • Proficiency in statistics and data analysis
  • Foreign language proficiency

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Please Note: We review applications for Research Analysts on a rolling basis. We anticipate reviewing our next batch of applications in late April 2019. Due to the volume of applications, we cannot respond on application status before undertaking our next round of review.

Responsibilities:

  • Collaborating with Research Fellows, other Research Analysts, Data Scientists, and Center leadership to develop and execute research proposals
  • Supporting research tasks like completing literature reviews, conducting research interviews, identifying and analyzing additional data and information sources from non-academic sources
  • Contributing to and coauthoring written publications under the supervision of Research Fellows
  • Attending DC briefings and events and providing summaries to Research staff
  • Supporting Research Fellows in the management and execution of research sub-grants to other academic institutions and centers
  • Developing and helping to deliver presentations and briefs for policy-making audiences on topics related to emerging technologies, specifically, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML), National Security, and associated policy considerations
  • Monitoring trends and developments in AI, ML, and national security policy

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field
  • 2+ years of demonstrated experience in research and policy analysis including familiarity with interpreting and visualizing data
  • Ability to carry on assigned tasks with limited need for supervision
  • Proficiency with office productivity tools like Google Docs, Microsoft Office, etc.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and critical thinking skills
  • Motivated, enthusiastic and self-driven

Preferred:

  • MA/MS or graduate coursework in public policy, public administration, international relations, or related field
  • Familiarity with recent developments in machine learning and computing
  • Foreign language proficiency

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Responsibilities:

  • Producing full text Chinese-to-English translations of policy documents, technical blogs, technical articles, whitepapers, news articles, conference papers, and patents
  • Developing technical abstracts and gisting
  • Building technical glossaries
  • Aggregating and discovering related documents from large research corpora

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field
  • Near native skills in English and written simplified and traditional Mandarin Chinese ( 简体 and 繁體字)
  • Knowledge of at least one STEM Discipline (e.g., Mathematics, Engineering, Computer Science)
  • Minimum of 1 year formal translation experience
  • Demonstrated ability to proofread one’s own and other’s work for accuracy and style
  • Proficiency with office productivity tools like Google Docs, Microsoft Office, etc.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and critical thinking skills
  • Motivated, enthusiastic and self-driven

Preferred:

  • Additional fluency in languages like Russian, Korean, or other world languages used in a significant amount of scientific and technical discourse
  • Familiarity with machine translation and assisted HLT—and the technology used to support translation

Chinese linguists and students, especially those with advanced reading skills and familiarity with one of the above disciplines, whose interests do not include translation per se, may apply to participate in a global technology spotting network, details to be announced later

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Responsibilities:

  • Identifies bibliometric and full text data sources
  • Collaborates with Research Fellows and other Center staff to identify new data requirements to support Center research and policy guidance deliverables and facilitate data driven analysis
  • Ingests (ETL) these structured and unstructured data sets into an AWS or other PaaS online infrastructure
  • Devises and executes novel parsing and other data processing techniques on large data sets using Python, R, or other data analysis languages
  • Develops accessible visualizations and data findings for dissemination to a broad audience of social science researchers and policy-makers

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a quantitative field like economics, mathematics, computer science, or engineering, or related area of study
  • 6+ years of quantitative or statistical analysis experience – building analytic intuition, solving problems using data, and providing practical insight using data
  • 5+ years of experience with SQL
  • 5+ years of experience with Python and/or R (or equivalent languages)
  • Ability to process and analyze data sets, and interpret them to make decisions
  • Ability to manage a project delivery scope, schedule, and cost
  • Ability to excel in a highly collaborative team environment
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written, demonstrated through the development of publications and delivery of presentations
  • Experience with advanced approaches to statistics and data-driven model development
  • Motivated, enthusiastic and self-driven.

Preferred:

  • Graduate degree in a quantitative field like economics, mathematics, computer science, engineering, or related area of study
  • 8+ years of quantitative or statistical analysis experience
  • 8+ years of experience with SQL
  • Experience working with data in multiple human languages
  • Reading fluency in languages other than English

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Responsibilities:

  • Creating and maintaining an optimal data pipeline architecture
  • Identifying, designing, and implementing impactful improvements to the data warehouse infrastructure
  • Building data pipeline infrastructure for optimal extraction, transformation, and loading (ETL) of data using SQL and cloud-based databases (e.g., Snowflake, Redshift, BigQuery, Microsoft SQL Server)
  • Collaborating with data scientists, research analysts, and research fellows to understand data needs, identify interesting engineering projects, and provide technical evaluation and recommendations
  • Collecting and synthesizing project requirements, creating effective project roadmaps, and shipping high-quality products
  • Mapping out engineering resource needs and helping to establish an engineering culture and best practices
  • Managing engineering projects in a highly collaborative environment and drive project delivery within established scope and estimated timelines

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or related area, master’s degree preferred (work experience can be substituted)
  • 6+ years of relevant coding experience
  • Experience with a scripting language such as Python or PHP
  • Experience with a systems language such as Java, C++, or Go
  • 5+ years of experience in building and optimizing data pipelines or related experience
  • Advanced SQL knowledge and experience working with relational/non-relational databases, query authoring and excellent troubleshooting skills
  • Experience with cloud services platforms such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud Platform (GCP), or Microsoft Azure
  • Strong analytical skills in working with large and unstructured datasets
  • Ability to carry on assigned tasks with limited need for supervision
  • Excellent problem solving skills and critical thinking skills
  • Motivated, enthusiastic and self-driven

Preferred:

  • 8+ Years of relevant coding experience
  • Experience working with cloud-based data warehouses and using big-data technologies like Spark/Hadoop, Kafka and distributed databases
  • Experience interfacing with and building API interfaces (e.g. RESTful APIs)
  • Experience implementing machine learning algorithms in a production setting
  • Experience working with multilingual data and developing software applications in multiple human languages

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