Job: Junior Research Assistant

The Centre for Science, Society and Citizenship ( is Europe’s leading independent research centre specializing in advice on political, ethical and social issues raised by emerging technologies. CSSC’s competence areas comprise: Ethical, Social and Policy Implications of emerging technologies, Ethics and Security, Ethics and Disaster Preparedness, Human Factor Analysis.

CSSC believes in the values of dialogue, responsibility, integrity and care. The centre promotes open conversation between individuals, communities and institutions by encouraging trust among all parties. CSSC carries out its work in several ways, including studies, publications, training, and coordination of multicenter research projects. Our current assignments include international projects funded by EC DG Research, DG INFSO, DG JLS, DG Enterprise, DG Sanco, and NATO.

The Centre serves as a member of the Fundamental Rights Platform of the Fundamental Rights Agency of the EU and is accredited by the Faculties of Psychology (1 and 2) of the La Sapienza University of Rome to provide internship programs for training in socio-psychological research.

We are looking for a Junior Research Assistant. The research will focus on Ethical, Social, Policy and Privacy Issues in emerging technologies and applications in the fields of human recognition, homeland security, cyber security, assistive technologies.

– Day to day managing various EC funded projects in the area of social, ethical and political impact of emerging technologies;
– Writing Reports;
– Travel abroad for scientific and technical meetings.

– Scholarship from a wide range of humanities and social science disciplines
– Technological, philosophical or social science background are welcome
– Perfect written and oral communication skills in English (ONLY English mother  tongue  or bilingual).
– Travel and periodic stay abroad (within Europe).

TO APPLY please email to
1) A short cover letter (1 page) describing your interest and expectations
2) A CV
3) A writing sample (12-20 pages in length)
4) 2 letters of recommendation

All documents must be sent in one comprehensive email and submitted in English. Candidates whose profile matches the request, must confirm their availability for an interview in Rome.

We thank  Andrew Rebera for the pointer.

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