The Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs is seeking candidates for the role of Research Associate. The Belfer Center is the hub for Harvard University's research, teaching, and training in international security affairs. In 2019, it was ranked the world's #1 university-affiliated think-tank for the sixth year in a row.
The Research Associate supports Graham Allison, the Douglas Dillon Professor of Government at the Harvard Kennedy School, in supervising the collaborative activities of a small research team and conducting in-depth research on current international security issues relating to the US and China. The Associate serves as the central node for Dr. Allison's current research project on America's policy toward China.
Important Application Instructions: All applicants must submit their resume and cover letter through the Harvard Careers website at www.hr.harvard.edu/jobs.
(1) Cover letter of 300 words or less (2) One-page résumé (3) Official or unofficial transcript PDF (4) Analytic writing sample of 20 pages or less (China-related content preferred) (5) Names and contact information for three references
Deadline: Materials must be submitted by December 6th.
This is a benefits eligible term appointment through November 30, 2020, with possibility of renewal.
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Salary Grade: 057
Union: 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary
Master's degree in public administration, public policy, political science, or a closely related field is required.
Candidates must have demonstrated knowledge of, and interest in, current international security issues relating to the US and China, and Chinese domestic politics and economics
Demonstrated proficiency in statistical and quantitative methods
At least 2-3 years related work experience performing research (quantitative or qualitative) is required, though we will consider candidates who have a doctoral degree with extraordinary academic credentials.
Excellent research, writing, editing, and communication skills.
Prior experience in an academic or think-tank setting is a plus.
Candidates should be mature self-starters with sound judgment, have the capacity to work with a wide range of individuals, and ability to manage a variety of tasks/research projects simultaneously.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Internal Number: 51026BR
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