Technology, Law, & Security Senior Researcher (16681)

District of Columbia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Aug 27, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time


The Project Leader’s primary responsibility will be to lead, manage, and perform in-depth research and writing related to an ongoing project to identify the roles and responsibilities of players in the internet ecosystem in addressing harmful content online, which will: map the ecosystem, including the roles of the various players in the stack and the tools available to these areas (ranging from denial of service to case-be-base take-downs to use of interstitial warnings, among other possible tools); identify the particular regulatory considerations that apply at different levels of the stack; and work toward a broad set of principles that can guide both private and public sector decision-making. The researcher will also design, lead and manage and provide support to other Technology, Law, & Security (TLS) projects as needed.

Essential Functions
  1. Perform in depth and thorough legal and policy research.
  2. Design, lead and manage research projects.
  3. Draft memoranda, reports, publication quality papers, blog posts, background papers, and other written products.
  4. Lead, organize and manage coalitions of external companies, organizations, and individuals to generate agreed upon principles and practices.
  5. Oversee and coordinate the work of research assistants.
  6. Coordinate project-related strategic communications.
  7. Support fundraising.
  8. Other duties as assigned.

Work Environment
  • Travel required: minimal

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work
  • Full time
  • Excempt
  • Project Leader B

Required Education and Experience
  • Bachelor's degree
  • 3-5 years of relevant experience

Preferred Education and Experience
  • Juris Doctor
  • 2-4 years of relevant experience

Additional Eligibility Qualifications
  • Hiring offers for this position are contingent on the successful completion of a background check

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