Job Opportunities

Postdoctoral Research Fellow for Usable Security and Privacy Group at ICSI

The International Computer Science Institute is seeking a postdoc to work on research in usable privacy and privacy by design. Specific projects focus on how developers and product teams in the tech industry consider (or don't consider) privacy of primary users and bystanders in designing products (in particular, smart homes and health tech), and what interventions could be most effective in encouraging more attention to privacy in development.

The position will involve designing and executing new studies in this area, including (potentially) interview and survey studies as well as lab and field experiments. Applicants with degrees in either computer science or (other) relevant social science disciplines will be considered, but solid experience with research involving human subjects is required.

ICSI is located in Berkeley, CA, USA. We are a nonprofit research institution affiliated with University of California, Berkeley, and the position will be within the cross-institution Berkeley Laboratory for Usable and Experimental Security (BLUES).


·         Applicants must have defended their PhD by the time of  employment

·         Experience with research involving human subjects

·         Excellent writing and communication skills

Full-time one-year position with possibility of a second year. Salary $72,000 to $75,000 per year plus benefits. Contact Julia Bernd at


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International Visiting Scholar Program Opportunities at ICSI

ICSI currently has visiting scholar opportunities for German and Italian scholars. Details and application links are available on our international visitor page.