Position Detail Senior Research Assistant-Foreign Policy Institute-Dignity/Tech project

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    Hours/Week: 10 HRS
    Hourly Rate: $20.00
    Expires: Aug 31, 2021

    Campus : Washington DC
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  • itlong@jhu.edu
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Senior Research Assistant-Foreign Policy Institute-Dignity/Tech project Position

Job Description

The SAIS Foreign Policy Institute (FPI) is seeking a part-time research assistant (RA) to join FPI faculty, staff, and consultants on a major new research project that is looking at emerging technology trajectories and their impacts on national security and human ethics. This is part of a larger project looking at U.S.-China relations, long-term geopolitical futures, and organizational approaches to addressing complex problems.

 Qualifications:
·        Current Johns Hopkins University graduate student
·        Broad knowledge of and interest in emerging technologies (synthetic biology, quantum computing, AI, robotics and autonomous systems, ubiquitous data, etc.)
·        Strong interest in technology ethics
·        Understanding of national security implications of major technologies
·        Comfort and ability working independently and in a team
·        Excellent written and oral communication skills
·        Adaptability; willingness to join a research project in its early, “start-up” phase
·        Prior professional research experience (experience conducting research for a major publication or at a think tank is preferred)
·        Impeccable sourcing and citation

 Application:
·        Cover letter
·        CV or resume
·        Please address the following question in 250 words or less:   What do you think is the most pressing question regarding ethical technology development?
·        One past writing sample

*Please submit all documents together as 1 PDF document (as requested in SEAL)