Sr. Research Associate - PDG

The Ohio State University
Ohio, United States
Salary Not specified
Mar 05, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Sr. Research Associate – PDG

The Ohio State University  

Columbus, OH


The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law seeks a Senior Research Associate for the Program on Data and Governance (PDG). The Program on Data and Governance studies how to govern advanced analytics, artificial intelligence and other innovative uses of personal data so as to realize their social and economic potential while reducing the risks they pose to privacy, fairness, equity, and accountability.   The Program conducts non-partisan, interdisciplinary research, hosts conferences and speaker events, advises policymakers and businesses, and engages students on vital questions regarding the governance of advanced analytics and AI. Under the direction of the Faculty Director, the Senior Research Associate will manage and implement the Program’s research program. The Senior Research Associate will: suggest research directions and priorities; design, carry out and manage qualitative, quantitative and policy research and code and analyze the data; draft articles, white papers, periodical pieces, and content for the Program Website and social media accounts; conceptualize and plan conferences and symposia; identify funding opportunities and draft grant proposals; provide research-based briefings and trainings; catalyze and support interdisciplinary research collaborations; conduct scholarly and public presentations; supervise student research and papers; and perform other, relevant duties as assigned by the Faculty Director.


Required: Master’s level degree in the social sciences or related fields such as law or policy. Skilled in the application and implementation of quantitative and qualitative research methods such as survey and interview protocol creation and implementation, and coding and analysis of data; demonstrated record of scholarly publications and presentations; interest in the information society, advanced analytics and AI, and privacy law and policy; excellent writing, editing and analytical skills; strong written and verbal communication skills; ability to work as a collegial member of a project team or work independently, as needed.


Desired: PhD in the social sciences (including public policy) or in computer science, or equivalent practical experience; previous experience managing research and grant-funded projects; knowledge of data science. This term position will last for 24 months with a target salary range of $50,000-$60,000.


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