Fall 2015 RA Position in the Evans School

Application Deadline:   September 10, 2015

General Duties/Description:

The Evans Policy Analysis and Research (EPAR) group in the Evan School of Public Policy and Governance would like to hire a Research Assistant (RA) to work on a review of trends in identity and authentication technology and how these trends may relate to increasing financial inclusion of populations that are unbanked.

The RA will work 20-30 hours/week under the supervision of EPAR staff and Dr. John H. Clippinger of the MIT Media Lab. The RA will be asked to support an in-depth review of literature on research and technology supporting identification and authentication over the past several years, and to contribute to summarizing and illustrating trends in this field. Interested candidates must be available to work for a minimum of four weeks on this project.


  • Excellent research, analysis, writing, and presentation skills 
  • Familiarity with identity and authentication technology and technical language strongly desired, including familiarity with mobile platforms and component technologies, encryption, block chains, and biometrics and behavior metrics 
  • Ability to access, synthesize, display, and interpret quantitative and qualitative data 
  • Strong self-direction and ability to work independently as well as collaboratively on projects 
  • Ability to manage time and meet deadlines, as well as flexibility to coordinate with other team members and engage in collaborative work 

How to Apply:

Please include in your cover letter the following information:

  1. Your qualifications for the position; background or interest in identification technology and financial inclusion; and description of any relevant project or work examples.  
  2. The names, email and telephone contact information of two references who can attest to your research, writing, and analytic skills. 

The deadline for applications is September 10, but earlier submissions may be given expedited consideration.

Inquiries about the EPAR opportunity and job duties can be directed to Pierre Biscaye at: eparapplications@gmail.com.


This job classification is governed by a negotiated labor contract and is subject to union shop provisions. For more information about union shop provisions, visit: http://www.washington.edu/admin/hr/jobs/apl/union-info.html

For complete information about this opportunity, see UWHires Req # 124344