Senior Research Analyst
Note: Not all unique aspects of the job are covered by this job description. THIS IS A THREE YEAR FIXED-TERM POSITION THAT MAY BE EXTENDED BASED ON PROGRAMMATIC NEED AND FUNDING AVAILABILITY.
The Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC) at Stanford University is seeking qualified candidates for the full-time position of Senior Research Analyst in cyber policy and security. Conduct research on problems in cyber policy and security. Research may involve conducting interviews, development of econometric models, archival research, and design of relevant experiments, among other activities. Of interest are problems related to cyber risk management and cyber-insurance, and the successful candidate should expect to spend approximately 70% of his or her research time on such problems. In addition, the incumbent will assist in development of academic course on economics of cybersecurity and risk management, including drafting of original case studies, and simulations.
CISAC is one of the nation's leading interdisciplinary, university-based research and training centers addressing critical international security issues. The Center draws on scholars from a range of disciplines, integrating political, regional, and scientific expertise in international affairs, and applying this expertise to policy-relevant solutions. FOR CONSIDERATION PLEASE SUBMIT RESUME AND COVER LETTER. ALL FINAL CANDIDATES MUST COMPLETE A BACKGROUND CHECK. JOB PURPOSE:
Perform work to support research or develop public programs and policies requiring a high degree of scientific knowledge. Supervise and train less experienced colleagues and provide consultation. CORE DUTIES*: Assist principal investigators with designing experiments constituting a phase of a research project for which precedents are few; conduct experiments which may involve coordinating a complex experimental protocol.Independently identify/modify standard procedures based on judgment concerning the general goals of a project; select approaches in developing, testing, and evaluating new methods.Lead or participate in multidisciplinary teams (in academia, across different faculties or schools, and in industry, across different functions of the business).Co-author all or sections of a report for publication or professional presentation with the work being reviewed by the principal investigator or faculty.Present ongoing work and findings to colleagues at academic conferences.Collaborate with the principal investigator to design a research approach of a project and/or integrate results of the entire project.Complete project-related administrative and budgetary responsibilities of a limited scope as needed.Formally supervise and train new staff or students, including hiring, performance management, and related duties, in addition to instruction on techniques and consultation on project work.* - Other duties may also be assigned ADDITIONAL CORE DUTIES*: Conduct research on problems in cyber policy and security. Research may involve conducting interviews, development of econometric models, archival research, and design of relevant experiments, among other activities. Of interest are problems related to cyber risk management and cyber-insurance, and the successful candidate should expect to spend approximately 70% of his or her research time on such problems.Assist in development of academic course on economics of cybersecurity and risk management, including drafting of original case studies, and simulations.
Education & Experience: Graduate degree in an applicable social science related field and five years of applicable experience, or combination of education and relevant experience in an applicable social science. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Expert level knowledge and skills in field of science related to research project.General computer skills and ability to quickly learn and master computer programs.Strong analytical skills and excellent judgment.Ability to work under deadlines with general guidance.Excellent organizational skills and demonstrated ability to complete detailed work accurately.Demonstrated oral and written communication skills.Ability to work with human study participants.Supervisory skills. Certifications and Licenses:
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS*: Frequently perform desk-based computer tasks, grasp lightly/fine manipulation, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds.Occasionally stand/walk, sit, use a telephone, writing by hand, and sort/file paperwork or parts.Rarely twist/bend/stoop/squat, kneel/crawl, rarely reach/work above shoulders, operate foot and/or hand controls.* - 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 his or her job. WORKING CONDITIONS: May be exposed to blood borne pathogens.May be required to work non-standard, extended or weekend hours in support of research work. WORK STANDARDS: 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. Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Location: Dean of Research
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Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.