Join CSET

CSET researchers and staff members are challenged with meaningful work, encouraged to pursue ongoing professional development and learning, and contribute to a collegial and engaging environment where they can thrive. We are committed to fostering a culture of inclusion and encourage individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences to apply. We especially encourage applications from women, people of color, and individuals with disabilities who are excited about contributing to our mission.

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

Apply

We are seeking applications for an artificial intelligence (AI) / machine learning (ML) Fellow, Senior Fellow, and/or Distinguished Fellow to support CSET’s efforts in producing research and policy recommendations on the security implications of emerging technologies.

The AI/ML fellow will work alongside a team of data scientists, engineers, translators, political scientists, lawyers, and analysts. The AI/ML Fellow will provide the team with technical subject matter expertise to inform policy discussions, contribute to technical analysis, and conduct research in relevant areas of AI/ML. A fundamental understanding of current AI/ML research areas is essential, and interest in working with and building aggregated data streams and a knowledge graph of AI/ML activity worldwide is a plus. CSET is building a multilingual knowledge graph from 50-100M unique scientific literature records, funding data, investment transactions, application references, survey data, and more. As such, the ideal candidate has built and trained deep neural networks with over 1 billion parameters for natural language processing (NLP) applications.

Candidates must hold at least a Master’s degree (Ph.D. degree and related work experience is preferred) in computer science or related field. In addition to academic and technical qualifications, the ideal candidate must demonstrate aptitude for tailoring explanations of technical concepts to policy or other audiences.

Depending on candidate skill and interest, the role might entail production of written research outputs directed at policymakers and/or the deployment of NLP ML methods in service of CSET’s mission.

Please apply for this role via CSET’s regular Research Fellow application form, highlight your interest in the AI/ML Fellow role, and be sure to indicate your research interests in your cover letter. You can find the job description for regular Research Fellows immediately above this posting.

[August 2019 Update] The application is currently closed.  We are likely to re-open the application in October 2019, please check back then to apply.  Due to the volume of applicants, we cannot respond on application status or other requests before our next application round.

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

To Apply: Please return to this page in October 2019.