Director of Research - Job Application
Center for Humane Technology
We are building a new organization to tackle the problem of how technology manipulates and steers human evolutionary instincts. This is a massive, global problem that affects two billion people and counting. We're working to change the way technology platforms exploit the human experience—enabling addictions, undermining social relationships, spreading propaganda, and manipulating children, to name just a few examples.

Our team is small, skilled, mindful and agile, dedicated to creating humane design standards, policy, and business models that align deeply with our humanity. We partner with an extended team and network across industries, and expect to grow our core team quickly this year. We're looking for generalists with start-up experience who are up for the challenge of working towards the greater vision while simultaneously adapting to what's unfolding in the world.

Learn more and meet our team at http://www.humanetech.com.

About the Job
Center for Humane Technology is looking for a Director of Research to lead and guide our research, staying up-to-date on what's happening in the world, informing our strategy, and advancing key projects. Responsibilities include:

- Helping to quantify the “harm footprint” of the technology industry and developing potential solutions
- Developing, designing, and organizing content (in partnership with a design lead)
- Staying up-to-date on the latest research on technology and children, technology and democracy, etc.
- Liaising with extended research community within academia, science, government, etc.
- Coordinating with Common Sense Media research team
- Gathering, analyzing, and explaining data critical to our work
- Summarizing key research for public audiences on our various public-facing platforms

Candidates must be strong writers with backgrounds in research, up-to-date on domestic and international politics, highly organized with careful attention to detail, collaborative in nature, and dedicated to the greater vision for how technology can best serve humanity. Prior experience in technology, start-ups, managing teams, and publishing writing a plus.

Job Details
LOCATION: San Francisco Bay Area

EMPLOYMENT TERMS: This is an employee position with an immediate start date. Short-term consulting opportunities are also available.

COMPENSATION: We offer competitive compensation alongside the opportunity to help solve a pressing global problem.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: We are reviewing applications on a rolling basis.

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