| Global Access in Action (GAiA), a project of the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, is offering a one year, half-time fellowship focusing on global public health challenges facing the world's poor.|
GAiA conducts action-oriented research into access to lifesaving medicines and alternative incentives for the development of medical treatments for underserved populations. Improving access and promoting socially beneficial innovation are key strategies for combatting the communicable disease burden that disproportionately harms the world's most vulnerable populations. For examples of our previous work, see here and here. GAiA is led by three co-Directors, Prof. Terry Fisher, Quentin Palfrey, and Prof. Mark Wu.
The fellowship is designed to support GAiA's substantive and operational activities while providing the fellow a community and support in which to develop their own independent research. The fellow will work with GAiA's co-directors and Berkman Klein Center staff on all aspects of GAiA's operations and management. This includes managing project strategy, fundraising, communications, administration, research, writing, and policy for the project. The fellow should have experience in the field of public health and a demonstrated commitment to goals aligned with GAiA's. This is a great opportunity to work on an exciting, early-phase project with several compelling ongoing initiatives and strong faculty support (but limited resources) in an entrepreneurial environment.
The fellow will be part of the intellectual community at the Berkman Klein Center and will have the opportunity to attend workshops and conferences at the Center, Harvard Law School, and with other related research institutions, as well as the opportunity to engage with and participate in the fellows community at the Center. The Berkman Klein Center fellowship program aims to encourage and support fellows in an inviting and rigorous intellectual environment, with community activities designed to foster inquiry and collaboration.
Candidates with law school public interest fellowships, deferred law firm associates, as well as those who may not have outside funding are encouraged to apply.
Fellows will receive a stipend of $24,000 over 12 months, to begin as soon as possible. This fellowship is considered a half-time position; the Berkman Klein Center will provide a community in which the fellow can pursue their own independent research in the other half of their time. The job is based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. We do not have the ability to provide authorization to work in the U.S. All offers will be made by HLS Human Resources.
About the Berkman Klein Center
The Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University is dedicated to exploring, understanding, and shaping the development of the digitally-networked environment. A diverse, interdisciplinary community of scholars, practitioners, technologists, policy experts, and advocates, we seek to tackle the most important challenges of the digital age while keeping a focus on tangible real-world impact in the public interest. Our faculty, fellows, staff and affiliates conduct research, build tools and platforms, educate others, form bridges and facilitate dialogue across and among diverse communities. More information at www.cyber.law.harvard.edu.
Commitment to Diversity
The work and well-being of the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University are strengthened profoundly by the diversity of our network and our differences in background, culture, experience, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, and much more. Our community actively seeks and welcomes people of color, women, the LGBTQIA community, and persons with disabilities, as well researchers and practitioners from across the spectrum of disciplines and methods.
All offers are to be made by the HLS Human Resources Office.
As with all Berkman appointments, this position is renewed annually, with continuation anticipated but contingent upon funding and business needs.
We do not have the ability to provide authorization to work in the United States for this role.
Salary Grade: 090
Union: 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary