[Closed] Join our team! Senior Research Associate

Marwa Abayed
Laura Guzman

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Technology is changing a lot about how our world works, including the ways in which civil society can hold power to account, build collaborations and mobilise data to push for social justice. At The Engine Room, we work with civil society partners – from big humanitarian organisations to small activist collectives – to strengthen their work and support them in making better judgments about the role tech and data can play in their work.

We’re looking for a Senior Research Associate to support us in this work.

About the role

We’re looking for a researcher with a wealth of experience from practitioner spaces (not solely academic ones) and social justice movements themselves. The Senior Research Associate will work in a team of researchers to conduct research on risks to civil society posed by tech/data issues, the impacts of emerging technologies, and the ways in which movements can push for justice.

Our ideal candidate is committed to our mission and is passionate about or interested to learn about the work we do. We are looking for someone who has a demonstrated interest in the use of tech and data within civil society, experience as a practitioner and researcher, and who enjoys learning about new topics. 

Read the job description in full to learn more.

Why work with us?

We put a lot of effort into creating a healthy, remote organisation, and we believe that caring about our team’s wellbeing is a political act. Our team members are curious, open and supportive of each other. We are critical optimists about the role technology and data can have in the push for social justice. At The Engine Room, we consider diversity to be a competency. We actively seek new perspectives, experiences and voices in our team and in our work. Our organisation prioritises empathy, respect, flexibility, fun and a healthy work-life balance.

How to apply

Applications must be received via the Breezy platform (linked below!). Submissions received via email will not be considered. In the interest of equity and efficiency, we ask people to look at our  Jobs page as well as our Job Application Process FAQs if they have questions, would like an overview of our recruitment process, or are looking for information on what it is like to work at The Engine Room.

The deadline for applications for this position is 26 March, 2023, midnight Eastern Time. You can expect to hear from us about the status of your application within 4 weeks after the applications submission deadline. 

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