Summary Description: Staff Associate (Officer of Research) Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) and Arnold Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies seek a Staff Associate Officer of Research to support research and related activities, including workshops, conferences and publications, on cyber conflict and cyber policy. The position will report to the Director of the cyber conflict initiative and to the SIPA Dean. Successful execution of the role will require capacity to: support and contribute to original research; communicate research findings and policy implications to diverse audiences in academia and the public and private sectors; organize research-oriented activities and events, and coordinate with key stakeholders in the public and private sectors, as well as academia.Main Responsibilities* Support research and publications on cyber conflict, international cyber policy and related issues. Responsibilities will include research, writing up of findings and policy implications, editorial support, bibliography work, preparation of publications for print and online publication and related tasks. * Provide research-related support to Dean and Director of cyber risk initiative (e.g., writing memos, creating PPTs and other items as needed). * Help identify and build working relations with the institutions and individuals currently doing leading work on cyber conflict, international cyber policy and related issues. * Help organize research-related activities and events, including symposia, conferences, roundtables and expert meetings. * Assist efforts to secure funding and other forms of support (e.g., by gathering data, drafting materials and reporting to supporters).* Manage initiative budget and related functions (including interface with SIPA business office, accounts payable, Sponsored Research Administration).* Oversee student workers
Minimum Qualifications: * Bachelor's degree in relevant field (e.g., international affairs, public policy, political science) ? education should include substantial focus on cyber policy, particularly in the international arena.* At least one year of relevant professional experience, including research, policy analysis and organizing events such as research workshops and conferences.
Preferred Qualifications: * Master's degree in relevant field (e.g., international affairs, public policy, political science) ? education should include substantial focus on cyber policy, particularly in the international arena.* 2+ years of work experience with research and policy analysis on cyber-related issues. * Experience with research project management.
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