The Senior Researcher’s primary responsibility will be to conduct
and coordinate the research, writing, communication, and engagement
tasks involved with developing actionable, practical
recommendations for how to address European Union concerns about
how the U.S. protects privacy in the context of national security
activities. Under the guidance of the TLS Senior Project Lead, the
Senior Researcher will conduct research and writing as well as
coordinate the work of student research assistants assigned to the
project. The Senior Researcher will also provide research and
related support to other Tech, Law & Security (TLS) Program
projects as needed.
Position Type/Expected Hours of Work
- Perform in depth and thorough legal and policy research.
- Design, coordinate and conduct research to support the TLS
Schrems II project.
- Draft memoranda, reports, publication quality papers, blog
posts, background papers, and other written products.
- Organize and coordinate engagements with external companies,
organizations, and individuals to generate recommendations based on
a diverse range of expert input.
- Oversee and coordinate the work of research assistants.
- Coordinate project-related strategic communications.
- Support fundraising.
- Other duties as assigned.
Required Education and Experience
- 35 Hours per week
- Project Leader/Advisor B
- This position is contingent on external funding.
- This is not a union-eligible position.
Preferred Education and Experience
- Bachelor's degree
- 5-8 years of relevant experience
Additional Eligibility Qualifications
- Juris Doctor
- 2-4 years of relevant experience
- Demonstrated experience writing publication-quality research
briefs and conducting in-depth research.
- Advanced Communication:Ability to express oneself
clearly and concisely, using language with precision; constructing
logical arguments; accurate note taking, editing and summarizing;
and writing reports or correspondence free of spelling and
- Ability to engage in active and empathetic listening and
communicate with a service minded orientation.
- Analytical Methods:Skill applying analytical methods,
processes, and techniques to conduct research and collect data;
performing analysis, identifying trends, outliers and anomalies;
evaluating findings, identifying advantages and disadvantages;
extracting meaning and generating insights.
- Research Methods: Ability to consider the full range of
potential sources of information; developing an appropriate
research plan for each discrete issue; consistently applying
criteria to evaluate the reliability of information; identifying
and addressing any contradictory information; critically evaluating
research findings; drawing conclusions; and developing
recommendations and alternative solutions.
- Standard Office Software:Skill using email, word
processing, spreadsheet/data analysis and presentation development
software such as Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint
while preparing briefings, reports and presentations.
- Thoroughness in Reviewing Work:Ability to review one’s
own and others’ work to ensure completeness and accuracy; carefully
prepare for meetings and presentations; organize information or
materials for others; follow up with others to ensure that
agreements and commitments have been fulfilled; set up procedures
to ensure high quality of work.
- Hiring offers for this position are contingent on successful
completion of a background check.
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