Senior Project Manager for Geopolitics of semiconductor supply chains (Berlin)

About the project

SNV starts a new project on the geopolitics of semiconductor supply chains. Chips, such as CPUs, NAND or DRAM, are the foundational technology of any digital society. Despite their key role in our industries’ and societies’ accelerating digitalization, the highly complex and interdependent global supply chains of semiconductors are poorly understood from a policy perspective. The project seeks to analyze those global semiconductor supply chains; identify Europe’s position within those supply chains and develop policy advice to address current and future economic interdependencies as well as security risks. The project builds on our previous work on IoT security and the European 5G debate.


Your responsibilities

  • Directly work with the project lead to drive and shape a successful project
  • Identify relevant semiconductor technologies and steps in the production to focus the research
  • Conduct supply chain analysis and power mapping for certain types of semiconductors
  • Grow a network of experts from private companies, governments and academia
  • Support the project lead in workshop planning and organization
  • Co-develop the project together with the project lead
  • Write policy papers and articles to explain findings to policy makers and the general public


Your profile

  • You have at least 2 years of experience in either value chain analysis, market analysis and macroeconomic research or computer science and deep understanding of semiconductors
  • You enjoy an analytical deep-dive into emerging technologies, value chains and geopolitics
  • You are confident to structure your own research and work independently.
  • You have an easy time breaking things down and explaining complex mechanisms.
  • You have excellent written and verbal communication skills in English – fluent German desirable
  • You enjoy being part of a young and dynamic team

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What we offer

  • A position in a relevant, up to date political field between media and technology
  • A working method and approach that involves a constantly growing network of internationally leading scientists, political analysts and industry decision-makers
  • A working environment of personal responsibility and creative freedom: flat hierarchies, open doors, plenty of room for creativity to develop your own ideas
  • Opportunities and formats for lively internal exchange in a small, highly motivated and experienced team
  • Opportunities for internal and external training
  • Flexible, family-friendly regulations on working hours and working places
  • Centrally located and very easily accessible office
  • The opportunity to get to know the working methods of an innovative Think Tank beyond your own project

Application deadline is February 10th, 2020.

Please send us your application documents in a PDF file at These should include a short cover letter and a curriculum vitae (without photo) as well as details of your salary expectations.

The position is initially limited to 12 months. An extension is possible depending on project funds. The start of work is scheduled latest for April 1st, 2020. Travel expenses cannot be covered; telephone interviews are possible.

For further questions please contact Silke Zakarneh (personal[at]stiftung-nv[punkt]de)

About Stiftung Neue Verantwortung e.V. (SNV)

A ThinkTank at the intersection of technology and society

SNV brings together experts from government, civil society, academia and the corporate sector to develop concrete policy proposals and build advocacy coalitions around them.

SNV is an independent, non-profit Think Tank in Berlin that works on current political and social issues of digitization and technological change in Germany. Our experts draw up analyses and proposals for action on topics such as Artificial Intelligence, IT and Cyber Security, and Digital Rights, Surveillance and Democracy, Strengthen the Digital Public. Our expertise is aimed at policymakers and the interested public


Silke Zakarneh


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