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Senior Analyst or Analyst– Artificial Intelligence

ASPI’s International Cyber Policy Centre (ICPC) has an outstanding opportunity for a talented analyst (emerging or senior) to join its growing centre.

ASPI is an independent, non-partisan think tank that produces expert and timely advice for political, strategic & security leaders in Australia and the Indo-Pacific region. The ICPC is a large centre within ASPI that works on a range of topics including traditional cyber-security challenges, espionage & foreign interference, cyber-capacity building in the Indo-Pacific and the nexus of cyber and technology with geopolitics.

The ICPC is looking for a creative and passionate individual with unique skills they can use to highlight and better understand how developments in Artificial Intelligence - both the challenges and opportunities - will impact and shape policy-making and Australian society.

The successful applicant will be in a unique position to shape this role. They may wish to focus exclusively on producing timely, policy-relevant research that offers recommendations to government, Parliament and industry. Or they may wish to also engage in research and project fundraising which would allow them to build up and lead a larger program of work including leading a small team of researchers.

Staff in APSI’s ICPC have diverse backgrounds - with both policy and technical expertise, and are usually involved in several projects at once. We are looking for a team member with a flexible, entrepreneurial approach, who is a self-starter, has an ability to deliver projects, engage with stakeholders and who enjoys working in a collaborative team environment.

This person will work with senior staff within the Centre, and as well as producing original research, their responsibilities will include project coordination, stakeholder management and engagement with government officials, industry and civil society groups.

The successful candidate will be offered a remuneration package at a level aligned with their demonstrated skills and expertise. ASPI promotes a workplace that actively seeks to include, welcome and value the unique contributions of all people. The Institute strongly encourages people from diverse cultural backgrounds -- including applicants from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds -- to apply. The position can be flexible to suit the successful applicant, including part-time working arrangements that work around family and personal commitments.

We are looking for someone who has a combination of the following:

  • appropriate tertiary qualifications
  • demonstrated ability to conduct and produce original research, and contribute collaboratively to other projects
  • superior writing and analytical skills
  • demonstrated ability to work with limited direction
  • the ability to initiate, set priorities and manage different aspects of a research project simultaneously

Applications should be submitted to: [email protected], no later than 11th August 2019 (Note extension!) and should include the following:

  • A one-page letter that links your skills to the above requirements;
  •  A resume including names and contact details of two professional referees