We are hiring a Digital Forensics Researcher Assistant

The work of the Digital Forensics Researcher Assistant involves conducting research and monitoring of issues related to the Baltics, Russia, and the wider Eurasia region with a particular focus on misinformation and security questions and translating those findings into engaging and interactive content while also providing overall research and administrative support to the NATO StratCom COE and Atlantic Council’s wider New Information Frontiers Initiative efforts. Post duration: 3 years.




  1. Work collaboratively with Lead Digital Forensics Researcher and social media platforms and news in Russia and the Baltics for evolving trends and security threats
  2. Conduct investigative projects including open source and social media investigation/intelligence (OSSMINT); verify, analyse, and translate findings
  3. Create and design engaging multi-lingual content in particular in English and Russian (but also other regional languages) to expand the reach of clear, timely, and accurate information and engaging research regarding the security landscape in the Baltic region, Russia and wider Eurasia
  4. Liaise with other Digital Forensics Research Units and Atlantic Council HQ to ensure successful execution of and public exposure for the Atlantic Council’s digital forensic research efforts




1. Professional qualifications:

  • Minimum 1-2 years of relevant work experience in digital research, data analysis and database management
  • Strong background in technical aspects of web and digital communications functionality and in-depth knowledge of HTML and social media platforms as well as open source and social media investigation/intelligence
  • Attention to detail with ability to work under pressure with multiple and shifting priorities to meet deadlines independently and within a team across the organization and time zones
  • Ability to operate as a “digital Sherlock Holms


2. Education/Training:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism, Business Analytics, Data Science, Information Systems or related field
  • Demonstrated interest in international affairs, the Baltic region, and Russia. Experience of living, studying or working in the region is highly desired


3. Language skills:

  • English: SLP 3333 in accordance with STANAG 6001.
  • Russian: fluent (particularly for reading media and online research).
  • Language skills in Estonian, Latvian or Lithuanian a plus.


4. Standard Automated Data Processing (ADP) Knowledge:

  • Proficiency with Photoshop, Microsoft Office and basic web publishing desired
  • Working knowledge of MAC computer systems and programs
  • Proficiency in the use of social media monitoring and analytics tools


5. Desired: previous NATO administrative experience​


Please, apply by sending your CV and a motivational letter to linda [dot] curika [at] stratcomcoe [dot] org. In application, please write a tweet why we should hire you.


Deadline for applications: 17.03.2016.