Seeking a virtuoso research coordinator

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I’ve been very lucky over the years to work closely with some extraordinary people on various research and other public-interest-minded projects through BKC. The title has been variously “research assistant,” “associate,” or “coordinator,” with lots of thinking through and writing about pressing issues with a sharp eye and a nuanced pen, and also immersion in the details of design and implementation of both academic courses – like “Governing Digital Technology” and “The Ethics and Governance of AI,” both offered at HLS this year – and new ventures designed to complement and extend the reach of the more solitary academic research process. Examples include such things as Assembly, H2O, Perma.cc, the Caselaw Access Project, Internet Monitor, and HLS Beyond.

And there’s now an opening for someone to take on the role, as a successor to John Bowers, and before him, rock stars like Samantha Bates, Shailin Thomas, Kendra Albert, and Mols Sauter. The eligibility requirements are quite flexible – even undergraduates finishing their degrees at the end of this academic year are welcome to apply, so long as they have substantial research experience.

As the description says:

Over the course of their time in the role, a motivated individual will sharpen and focus a research agenda and make valuable contributions in the field of cyberlaw and beyond, while working alongside leaders in academia, industry, and government. A Research Coordinator in this position will work very closely on a day-to-day basis with Professor Zittrain and his team, assisting in a variety of research areas, e.g. artificial intelligence, intermediary liability, and disinformation. With mentorship and guidance from Professor Zittrain and other contributors from across the Berkman Klein Center, the Research Coordinator will be expected to take an important role in shepherding the design and execution of research and programming.

This job is an ideal opportunity for those interested in future graduate school or law school studies, whether currently admitted or still applying to such programs. Much more information here: https://cyber.harvard.edu/story/2020-01/…