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Junior Research Assistant at the Centre for Science, Society and Citizenship, Rome

The Centre for Science, Society and Citizenship ( is Europe’s leading independent research centre specializing in advice on political, ethical and social issues raised by emerging technologies. CSSC’s competence areas comprise: Ethical, Social and Policy Implications of emerging technologies, Ethics and Security, Ethics and  Disaster Preparedness, Human Factor Analysis. CSSC believes in the values of dialogue, responsibility, integrity and care. The centre promotes open conversation between individuals, communities and institutions by encouraging trust among all parties. CSSC carries out its work in several ways, including studies, publications, training, and coordination of multicenter research projects. Our current assignments include international projects funded by EC DG Research, DG INFSO, DG JLS, DG Enterprise, DG Sanco, and NATO. The Center serves as a member of the Fundamental Rights Platform of the Fundamental Rights Agency of the EU and is accredited by the Faculties of Psychology (1 and 2) of the La Sapienza University of Rome to provide internship programs for training in socio-psychological research.
We are looking for a Junior Research Assistant. The research will focus on Social, Ethical and Privacy Issues in ICT for Ageing and Assistive Technology for Older people.  The job is chiefly based on secondary research (desk research, internet search, etc.). Some empirical research (e.g., in depth interviews) is also expected.

  • Writing  scientific reports;
  • Writing business and technical documents concerning the project lifecycle  (e.g., meeting minutes, briefings, internal guidance, email to project partners, etc)
  • Writing academic papers;
  • Attending  scientific and technical meetings;
  • Preparing presentations in workshops and seminars;
  • Taking care of the scientific and organising secretariat of scientific meetings;
  • Travel and short stay abroad  (within Europe)
  • The ideal candidate has a MA or PhD degree in Ageing related disciplines, or in Human-Machine Interaction, or in Privacy and Data Protection. Also candidates with a background in social sciences are eligible.
  • Perfect written and oral communication skills in English (ONLY English mother tongue or bilingual).
  • Availability to relocate to Rome for the contract period (remote working can be considered only exceptionally)
  • Appropriate salary
  • Mission costs fully covered
  • Training and education in research on Social, Ethical and Privacy Issues in ICT for Ageing and Assistive Technology for Older people
  • Challenging international environment and networks
  • Opportunities for publishing in international, peer reviewed, scholarly publications and journals
  • A number of carrier opportunities
please email to 
  1. A short cover letter (1 page) describing your interest and expectations
  2. a CV
  3. Writing sample (12-20 pages in length)
  4. Name, qualifications and email address of two referees.
All documents must be sent in one comprehensive email and submitted in English. Candidates whose profile matches the request, must confirm their availability for an interview in Rome at their own expenses. Please note that only successful candidates will be contacted.