Job Announcement / January 2023

Call for Graduate Student Researcher: Cybersecurity Futures 2030 Scenarios Development

The UC Berkeley Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity (CLTC) is seeking a Graduate Student Researcher (GSR) to assist with Cybersecurity Futures 2030, a foresight-focused scenario-planning exercise to inform cybersecurity strategic planning. The scenarios help organizations build capacity and better prepare to seize opportunities, address challenges, and mitigate risks that exist just over the horizon. 

From ubiquitous software-controlled vehicles, Web 3.0, innovations in gaming, virtual reality, and hyper-scale Cloud adoption, to supply chain frictions, a proliferation of inexpensive tools available to cyber criminals, the emergence of synthetic image generators, and fractures in global internet governance, the landscape of digital security is constantly changing — and by 2030, it will once again be radically transformed. Navigating this complex world will require strategic foresight. 

The GSR will work closely with Professor Andrew Reddie, CLTC Co-Faculty Director and the principal investigator on the project, to develop four-to-five scenarios. The GSR will be trained on scenario planning methods and will be responsible for various research and writing tasks. These scenarios will be published as a white paper / public report by CLTC in late 2023. There will be opportunities for the GSR to engage with the project post-scenarios development; these opportunities may include additional research and writing, and planning and participation in workshops (summer 2023).

More information on the project and examples of previous scenarios can be found here.

This GSR appointment is at 20% and does not include fee remission. The student must be available to meet in-person on campus occasionally throughout the semester. 

Term:

Spring 2023 (immediately through May 12, 2023)

Required Qualifications:

  • Actively enrolled in a graduate-level degree program at UC Berkeley
  • Strong writing skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Background in cybersecurity, public policy, technology studies, political economy or a related field
  • Interest in scenario planning and foresight methods

Supervisor: 

Andrew Reddie

Compensation: 

Information on GSR salary scales can be found here. The step level for this appointment will be commensurate with experience.

Apply:

Please send your resume and a brief cover note (~250 words) describing your interest in the position to cltc@berkeley.edu. Your cover note should detail any relevant experience, particularly as it relates to the required and preferred qualifications above.

Deadline:

February 2, 2023 at 11:59 PM PT

Questions:

Please email cltc@berkeley.edu with any questions.

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