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The Cyber Policy Center is Stanford University’s research center for the interdisciplinary study of issues at the nexus of technology, governance and public policy focused on digital technologies that are impacting democracy, security, and geopolitics globally. The center connects academia, the legal and tech industry and civil society with policymakers around the country to address the most pressing cyber policy concerns. Through research, policy engagement, and teaching, the Cyber Policy Center works to bring cutting-edge solutions to national governments, international institutions, and industry.

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●    We create a hub of innovation through the power of diversity of disciplines and people.
●    We provide equitable access and opportunity to all members of the community in order to do their best work, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
●    We listen to and value all colleagues who bring diverse perspectives to the advancement and development of a respectful community. 
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●    We embed these values in excellence of education, research, and operation.

Stanford’s Cyber Policy Center is hiring a Technology Policy Researcher. Ideal candidates have at least 5 years of policy experience, in government or Congress, preferably against an academic background. They are familiar with writing shorter and longer briefings and can combine analysis of policy and legislative proposals on technology topics, while conceptualizing new ways of developing tech policy. Additionally, research will focus on the extent to which emerging technologies are covered or could be covered by existing laws such as laws of armed conflict, trade law, and humanitarian law.

The Tech Policy Researcher will work directly with International Policy Director Marietje Schaake, who teaches, researches and writes at the intersection of technology and policy. Her work has a strong democracy and rule of law angle. She is often consulted as an expert by governments and multilateral organizations, and she writes a monthly column for Financial Times.

Successful candidates are curious and creative, and excited about technology policy and democracy. They are pro-active and happy to work on assigned projects as well as to propose ideas. They will have the opportunity to participate in the intellectual community at the CPC and Stanford HAI, including auditing courses, attending workshops and conferences, and other relevant events.

The position involves overseeing and contributing to multiple research initiatives at the intersection of policy and technology involving (1) drafting reports, conducting literature reviews, and leading the preparation of research memos (2) collecting and analyzing research data (3) leading and organizing public events. Additionally, the Research Fellows will also assist with a range of essential programmatic needs, including (1) managing a variety of outreach and communication activities to promote research initiatives; (2) drafting grant proposals for funding; and (3) leading communications and outreach to external audiences on behalf of CPC initiatives.

This is a one year fixed-term, benefits-eligible position with the possibility of renewal. It is preferred that the candidate be hybrid on-site, but fully remote candidates may be considered. For consideration, please submit resume, cover letter, and writing sample with your online application. Final candidates must complete a background check.


●    Oversee and administer research activities by evaluating academic programs, making recommendations that impact policies and programs, and coordinating and implementing changes.
●    Collect and analyze data, create reports, review and explain trends to determine program effectiveness; formulate and evaluate alternative solutions and/or recommendations to achieve the goals of the program.
●    Teach and/or assist in the teaching and administration of courses. Create and/or advise in the development of curriculum. Make recommendations for course improvements.
●    Write and edit content for proposals, peer-reviewed publications, and other program activities under the general direction of PI. Assist with the development of research grants, (i.e., may suggest new funding opportunities, write portions of grants, and/or summarize data for grant support).
●    Represent the program or function as the key contact and subject matter expert within the department, unit or school and develop communications for internal and external constituencies. Organize and/or participate in outreach activities such as events, partnerships, fundraising, training, and conferences. Lead workshops and facilitate meetings.
●    Monitor expenses, budgets, and finances of the program. Make recommendations on funding based on program spend.
●    May oversee and train student workers.

Education & Experience:
Bachelor’s degree and two years of relevant experience or combination of education, training, and relevant experience. Advanced degree may be required for some programs. Program administration and or research experience may be required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

●    Demonstrated strong oral, written, and analytical skills, exhibiting fluency in area of specialization.


●    Frequently stand/walk, sitting, grasp lightly/fine manipulation, perform desk-based computer tasks.
●    Occasionally use a telephone, writing by hand, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 40 pounds.
●    Rarely sort/file paperwork or parts, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh >40 pounds.
●    Ability to use voice to present information/communicate with others.
●    On-campus mobility.

- *Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of the job.


●    May work extended hours, evenings or weekends.
●    May travel locally.
●    Occasional overnight travel.\


●    Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
●    Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
●    Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University’s Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu.

Language if open to remote or hybrid arrangements

This role is open to candidates anywhere in the United States. Stanford University has five Regional Pay Structures. The compensation for this position will be based on the location of the successful candidate. The expected pay range for this position is $54,000 to $99,000 per annum.

Stanford University provides pay ranges representing its good faith estimate of what the university reasonably expects to pay for a position. The pay offered to a selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal equity, geographic location, and external market pay for comparable jobs.

At Stanford University, base pay represents only one aspect of the comprehensive rewards package. The Cardinal at Work website (https://cardinalatwork.stanford.edu/benefits-rewards) provides detailed information on Stanford’s extensive range of benefits and rewards offered to employees. Specifics about the rewards package for this position may be discussed during the hiring process.

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●    Freedom to grow. We offer career development programs, tuition reimbursement, or audit a course. Join a TedTalk, film screening, or listen to a renowned author or global leader speak.
●    A caring culture. We provide superb retirement plans, generous time-off, and family care resources.
●    A healthier you. Climb our rock wall, or choose from hundreds of health or fitness classes at our world-class exercise facilities. We also provide excellent health care benefits.
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The job duties listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification and are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level of responsibility. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.

Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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