Sr. Research Associate – PDG
The Ohio State University
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 PDG’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. Remote work may be possible upon mutual
agreement with the Program Director.
This is a 2 year term position, with possible renewal for an
additional year, salary range $55,000 - $65,000 annually.
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; ability to initiate research projects and directions;
excellent writing, editing and analytical skills; strong verbal,
interpersonal, and presentation skills, including how to explain
complex concepts to non-experts; 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 law) or in computer science, or equivalent
practical experience; previous experience managing research and
grant-funded projects; knowledge of data science; interest in
interdisciplinary research; experience with and knowledge of
academic centers and how they function and succeed.
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