Opportunity: Technology Policy Researcher

Opportunity: Research Assistant

Please note the previous posting for a Technology Policy Researcher is now closed for applications and no longer accepting new interest. 

Marietje Schaake is the International Policy Director at the Cyber Policy Center, International Policy Fellow at the Institute for Human-Centered AI, and served in European Parliament between 2009-2019. She is seeking a Research Assistant with excellent analytical, writing and organizational skills to support her work by (1) assisting in writing of short and long publications (2) assisting with the development and support of workshops, seminars, and a weekly newsletter (3) preparing research briefings and memos.

The Research Assistant will also support teaching and lecture activities at the intersection of technology, policy, (geo)politics, governance, regulation and democracy. This may include (1) conducting literature reviews (2) writing memos on potential readings (3) organizing potential readings (4) conducting and writing original case studies. The Research Assistant will work closely with other members of the Cyber Policy Center and external partners from academia and industry.  They should understand the wider social context and implications of emerging technologies, and be detail oriented and capable of articulating the implications and ramifications of a policy for those to whom it applies, e.g., developers, consumers, regulators, etc.

Additionally, the Research Assistant may assist with a range of administrative needs.

Profile Requirements

  • Current Stanford student with the ability to work approximately 10-15 hours per week during the Fall quarter, and possibly beyond.
  • Ability to analyze and synthesise complex information, making clear recommendations, and present it clearly and precisely; both in oral and written formats.
  • Interest in technology and innovation policy, as well as broader geopolitics at play.
  • Interest in political systems, democratic accountability, and international politics.
  • Equally comfortable undertaking in depth research as well as ‘getting stuff done’ in non-research projects.
  • Technical expertise (computer science, data science) desirable but not crucial.


To apply, email David Havasy at dhavasy@stanford.edu.  Please include your CV and a short description of why you are interested in the role.