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Research Analyst - Georgetown University Center for Security and Emerging Technology
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The Center for Security and Emerging Technology (CSET), under the School of Foreign Service, is seeking applications for a Research Analyst position. Initial projects include conducting research that investigates the U.S. workforce using both supply and demand-side data. The Analyst can expect to conduct literature reviews, data creation, and analysis on topics related to the AI workforce and associated talent pipelines, including mapping career pathways, industry and geographic distribution, educational attainment, and prevalence of certifications. The ideal candidate also has an interest in education and workforce issues.
CSET is a research organization focused on studying the security impacts of emerging technologies, supporting academic work in security and technology studies, and delivering nonpartisan analysis to technologists and policymakers. CSET currently focuses on artificial intelligence and advanced computing.
Research Analysts will report to CSET's Director of Analysis and will be responsible for:
Collaborating with Research Fellows, other Research Analysts, Data Scientists, and Center leadership to develop and execute research proposals.
Conducting analyses of data sets to derive insights and present findings in graphical and written formats.
Supporting research tasks like analyzing data and preparing appropriate data presentations, 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.
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.
Supporting research with data-focused analytic tasks, such as identifying and evaluating data sources; preparing relevant datasets for analysis and executing appropriate analytic methodologies to extract information from those datasets; and generating data presentations and graphics suitable for reports, briefs and other CSET products with guidance from members of the Data Science Team
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
Experience with Excel/Google Sheets (e.g., pivot tables, vlookup) and familiarity with at least one statistical analysis language/program like Python, R, STATA, SAS, or, SPSS (or equivalents).
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
MA/MS or graduate coursework in relevant field
Coursework in statistics, probability, econometrics, or related field.
Familiarity with SQL
Familiarity with recent developments in machine learning and computing
A complete application must include the following:
2. Cover Letter that addresses the following questions:
Why are you applying to this position?
What academic or professional experience qualifies you for this position?
3. Writing Sample: Please provide a self-selected writing sample of at least two pages (e.g., class paper, prior project work, etc.)
This application will remain open until November 1, 2020.
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