Microsoft Research Fellow - Cordell Institute for Policy in Medicine & Law
Washington University in St. Louis
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
Internal Number: JR73886
The Cordell Institute for Policy in Medicine & Law at Washington University in St. Louis seeks a full-time legal and policy research fellow for a one-year term. Preference will be given to candidates who will reside in the St. Louis region during the fellowship period.
The Cordell Instituteâ™s mission is to devise solutions to the novel ethical and legal questions accompanying scientific and technological advancements in healthcare, particularly as they relate to privacy and information.
Under the supervision of the Instituteâ™s directors and associate director, the Microsoft Research Fellow will perform legal and policy research, which should lead to publication, in an area of privacy law and civil liberties as applied in cloud computing.Â Research should lead to publications such as scholarly articles and white papers as well as other, shorter items such as blogs, primers and op-eds on these topics. Once selected, the Fellow will work with The Institute to define the scope and specifics of the project(s) and to identify specific deliverables. This position is for a one-year term.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
Designs a research project or projects.
Manages their own project, which should lead to publication.
Prepares and submits research papers, and related writings such as op-eds, with excellent writing skills and in a timely manner.
Presents work both inside and outside the University with excellent oral communication skills.
Maintains conscientious and ethical discharge of research responsibilities and conforms to ethical standards in research and writing.
Maintains collegiality and builds working relationships with students, colleagues and external partners and stakeholders.
Attends and participates in Cordell Institute events.
Attends periodic Cordell Institute staff meetings and participates in other Cordell Institute projects as assigned.
Bachelorâ™s Degree and an advanced degree in a legal or related field, such as a J.D., J.S.D., or M.A.
Outstanding academic record.
Excellent research and writing skills.
Outstanding oral communication skills and demonstrated ability to make oral presentations.
Strong organizational and time-management skills.
Ability to work independently with minimal day-to-day oversight.
Demonstrated ability to build and maintain working relationships with students, colleagues, and external partners and to work as part of a team.
J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school with a demonstrated interest in privacy law or doctoral degree in a related field, or in the process of obtaining a doctoral degree in a related field.
Demonstrated publication(s) in law, policy, or scientific journals.
Base pay is commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Applicant Special Instructions
The start date for this position is negotiable, but is anticipated to be mid-August 2023. For fullest consideration, apply by April 21, 2023.
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Washington University in St. Louis is committed to providing a comprehensive and competitive benefits package to our employees. Benefits eligibility is subject to employment status, full-time equivalent (FTE) workload, and weekly standard hours. Please visit our website at https://hr.wustl.edu/benefits/ to view a summary of benefits.
Washington University in St. Louis is committed to the principles and practices of equal employment opportunity and especially encourages applications by those from underrepresented groups. It is the Universityâ™s policy to provide equal opportunity and access to persons in all job titles without regard to race, ethnicity, color, national origin, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, protected veteran status, or genetic information.
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Washington University in St. Louis, a medium-sized, independent university, is dedicated to challenging its faculty and students alike to seek new knowledge and greater understanding of an ever-changing, multicultural world. The University offers more than 90 programs and almost 1,500 courses leading to bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in a broad spectrum of traditional and interdisciplinary fields, with additional opportunities for minor concentrations and individualized programs. The faculty is composed of scholars, scientists, artists and members of the learned professions. They serve society by teaching; by adding to the store of human art, creativity, understanding, and wisdom; and by providing direct services, such as health care.