Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Center for Strategic and International Studies Japan Chair Part-Time Research Assistant Position for Recent Grad or Dual Degree Candidate

 Position description

The CSIS Japan Chair seeks a part-time research assistant to work on a range of substantive and administrative activities in a fast-paced and highly collaborative environment. The research assistant will be expected to assume various responsibilities including policy-oriented research, project management, event planning and logistics, copyediting, program coordination, and administration.

The successful candidate will be a team player, possess excellent administrative, communication, research, and writing skills, and demonstrate a keen interest in Japan and the international relations of the Indo-Pacific region. 

Essential duties and responsibilities

Essential functions may include, but are not limited to the following

• Conduct research on a wide range of issues including Japanese foreign and security policy, U.S.-Japan relations, U.S. strategy in Asia, and other topics examined by the Japan Chair;
• Support day-to-day management of Japan Chair research projects including but not necessarily limited to coordinating assignments and deadlines, editing and publishing written products, and meeting reporting requirements;
• Assist senior program staff with event planning and logistics;
• Perform other general tasks to support office functions. 


Required qualifications

• B.A. in International Relations, Political Science, or a related field; M.A. preferred.
• Exceptional research, writing, and communication skills.
• Strong organizational and time management skills.
• Ability to work well independently and in groups.
• Oral proficiency in Japanese preferred.

Apply on the CSIS website. For best consideration, apply by October 10.