Research Assistant - Wadhwani Center for AI and Advanced Technologies

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  • Added Date: Monday, 02 October 2023
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At CSIS we actively seek to employ a diverse group of people who embody our organizational values. We welcome and encourage individuals of all backgrounds to apply, especially those from traditionally underrepresented groups.

The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) is a non-profit, bipartisan public policy organization established in 1962 to provide strategic insights and practical policy solutions to decision makers concerned with global security and prosperity. Over the years, it has grown to be one of the largest organizations of its kind, with a staff of some 200 employees working to address the changing dynamics of international security across the globe.

The CSIS Wadhwani Center for AI and Advanced Technologies seeks to answer vitally important questions about the future of Artificial Intelligence and its implications for the global economy and international security. The Wadhwani Center for AI and Advanced Technologies is hiring a Research Assistant (RA) who is highly motivated, professional, and has a strong interest in supporting the research efforts of the Wadhwani Center. The RA will be responsible for a wide range of project components, including supporting the coordination of events and providing research, analytical, and writing support for the Wadhwani Centerโ€™s director and fellows.

This position is research intensive and therefore requires excellent time management skills and careful attention to detail. Candidates should function well in a fast-paced team environment, adapt quickly to a wide variety of research and programmatic tasks, and have strong written and oral communications skills. Team members will have regular opportunities to contribute research, input, and ideas for analytical pieces.

The minimum annual salary for this position is $55,000.


Essential functions may include, but are not limited to the following:
โ€ข Conduct research on global AI regulation, semiconductor supply chain analysis, technology and industrial policy, military use of AI and the future of warfare, and AIโ€™s role in the global economy.
โ€ข Coordinate key activities, including managing interns, social media accounts, drafting mailings, editing publications, and performing other administrative functions as needed.
โ€ข Manage virtual and in-person public and private events, including speaker recommendations, scheduling, agendas, tracking RSVPs, and liaising with the audio-visual and events teams.
โ€ข Contribute to analytical products through research, ideas, and general awareness of relevant news, publications, and international events.
โ€ข Assist with the online publication processes for news and analysis updates.


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โš ๏ธ ๐‚๐ก๐š๐ง๐ ๐ž ๐˜๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐‹๐ข๐Ÿ๐ž ๐๐จ๐ฐ: ๐๐จ๐ฐ๐ž๐ซ๐Ÿ๐ฎ๐ฅ ๐“๐ž๐œ๐ก๐ง๐ข๐ช๐ฎ๐ž๐ฌ ๐ก๐จ๐ฐ ๐ญ๐จ ๐ ๐ž๐ญ ๐š ๐ฃ๐จ๐› ๐ข๐ง ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐”๐ง๐ข๐ญ๐ž๐ ๐๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง๐ฌ ๐๐Ž๐–!

โ€ข B.A. Required in Computer Science, International Relations, Economics, Political Science, or other relevant fields.
โ€ข Demonstrated ability to contribute to, edit, do research for, and produce high quality written materials, ideally analytical reports with policy recommendations.
โ€ข Exceptional organizational skills, attention to detail, and communication skills, including the ability to effectively coordinate with project stakeholders in the public, academic, and private sectors, and coach a diverse team remotely and in-person.
โ€ข Must possess strong interest in science and technology policy, and U.S. national and economic security more broadly.
โ€ข High proficiency in Microsoft Office products is required. Advanced Excel skills are a plus.
โ€ข Working proficiency in social media like Twitter is required, as are ability to use video conferencing software like Zoom and Teams.
โ€ข Superior attention to detail and organizational skills.
โ€ข Must be available to work in-person at CSIS headquarters in Washington, DC.


The physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee working in an office environment. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.


Interested applicants must submit a resume, cover letter, and a writing sample as a single pdf at Incomplete applications will not be considered.

For more information about the CSIS Wadhwani Center for AI and Advanced Technologies, please visit:

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