March 2, 2021

Now Hiring: Postdoctoral Scholars for Reducing Digital Harms and Data Privacy

The UC Berkeley Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity (CLTC) is hiring postdoctoral scholars to contribute to new research initiatives focused on two primary areas: systematic approaches to reducing digital harms; and data privacy, public policy and practice. These roles are well suited for candidates interested in researching emerging issues in technology and policy through an interdisciplinary lens, making connections between technological developments and their implications on policy, politics, and society. More information about these recruitments can be found below.

Postdoctoral Scholar – Systematic Approaches to Reducing Digital Harms

CLTC is searching for a Postdoctoral Scholar to assist in the development of an emerging research program focused on new ways to define, measure, and mitigate globally and culturally contextualized harms of digital products. The objective is to extend economic, cultural, and other conceptual understandings of how societies deal with physical waste streams (such as carbon) and other externalities, to the digital environment as a means of developing practical solutions that mitigate harms. The Postdoctoral Scholar will play a critical and active role in helping to shape this research agenda, and will assist in laying the research foundations for an interdisciplinary program. This is a full-time, one-year position with the option of a second year extension based on demonstrated performance. Anticipated start date is Summer 2021. Learn more.

Postdoctoral Scholar – Data Privacy: Public Policy and Practice

CLTC is searching for a Postdoctoral Scholar to assist in the development of an emerging research program focused on studying how firms, customers, citizens, and other relevant stakeholders have reacted to and been impacted by Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) & California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA). The objective is to extend empirical understandings about reactions to and consequences of these laws. This includes assisting in the exploration of organizational structures; technical design and development practices; business practices; forms of stakeholder engagement; social norms and behaviors; and/or critically understanding the limits of these regulations and their relation to social inequalities. This work will help improve understanding about the promise and limitations of GDPR and CCPA/CPRA, and help create new tools, guidance, or recommendations for policymakers, organizations, and the public. This is a full-time, two-year position. Anticipated start date is Summer 2021. Learn more.

The review date for both recruitments is Friday, March 12, 2021 at 11:59pm (PT). Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee. Those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled. The final date to apply is Friday, April 9, 2021 at 11:59pm (PT).