USA - MA - Cambridge
USA - MA - Boston
Staten Island New York, New York
Location: USA - MA - Cambridge
Internal Number: 54688BR
The Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs is seeking candidates for the role of Research Assistant to Belfer Director and former Secretary of Defense Ash Carter & The Technology and Public Purpose (TAPP) Project. The Belfer Center is the hub for Harvard University's research, teaching, and training in international affairs, security, and technology. In 2018, it was ranked the world's #1 university-affiliated think-tank for the sixth year in a row.
The Research Assistant will support Secretary Carter, both is his capacity as the Director of the Belfer Center and the Director of the TAPP Project. Duties will include conducting in-depth research on topics such as the role of technology in changing global affairs & U.S. society, particularly looking at emerging technologies' impact within three areas: (1) digital technologies, such as social media platforms, artificial intelligence, internet of things, and more; (2) biotechnologies; and (3) future of work. Additionally, this position will cover research for a range of major international security issues.
The Research Assistant works closely with other members of a small research team and develops research products, including memos, reports, and background materials; coordinates events; serves as one of the team's primary sources of information on the latest issues and dialogue related to technology and public purpose; and performs other related job duties as required.