[August 2020 Update] The position is currently closed while we review current applications.
CSET Research Fellows apply their varied academic expertise to challenging policy questions at the intersection of national security and emerging technology. Comfortable working with empirical data and evidence to support policy recommendations, they are expected to lead research projects, engage in policy briefings, participate in events, and provide management and mentorship for one to three Research Analysts or Assistants. They are also expected to work closely with CSET’s data scientists to conduct empirical analyses. Generally, Research Fellows are less than 10 years out of graduate school (MA, PhD or JD) programs and are encouraged to enter public service at the conclusion of their two- to three-year fellowship.
CSET’s Commitment to Fellows:
As part of our mission to develop the next generation of decision-makers, we offer Fellows opportunities to brief government officials; collaborate with other think tanks; engage in extensive professional development activities; gain exposure to government and other public service career options; and develop people management competencies.
- 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
- 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
- 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
Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation), disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.