Research Assistant, Transparency Policy Project
Ash Center for Democratic Governance & Innovation, Harvard Kennedy School
Deadline: Open until filled.
Seeking a research assistant to help through the academic year and possibly longer with research, writing, and administration for the Ash Center’s Transparency Policy Project, working at the leading edge of smart transparency aimed at reducing public health risks. The research assistant will help explore how sensors, smart phones and social media can make transparency a more effective public health tool. The research assistant will help identify the impact of such innovations, as well as the obstacles they encounter, in fields like medical errors and food safety. The research assistant will help with the development of case studies, conduct literature reviews, update existing cases, and help maintain the Project’s website and social media presence. The research assistant may also support other Transparency Policy Project initiatives as the need arises. The ideal candidate will be pursuing a graduate degree related to the application of new technologies/social media to solving pressing public problems and will be able to demonstrate experience/knowledge in this field. Experience in public health research is desirable. The candidate will demonstrate strong written and communication skills, meticulous organizational skills, and ability to work independently. Details: $16-18/hour at 10-15 hours/week through the spring semester and possibly the next academic year. To apply, please submit a cover letter discussing your interest in technology for public policy, a CV/resume and a writing sample to firstname.lastname@example.org opportunity research