Monday, December 7, 2015

South Asia Research Associate

The Stimson Center, a nonprofit international security think tank committed to promoting innovative solutions to security challenges, is seeking to hire a full-time research assistant/associate to work with the South Asia program. 

The South Asia program examines a range of regional security issues, including nuclear risk-reduction measures between India and Pakistan, deterrence stability, and non-traditional security challenges.


Essential Functions:
• Undertake primary and secondary research using diverse methodologies and sources
• Develop and author original research and written materials including occasional papers, commentaries, reports, articles, and issue briefs 

• Provide editorial support for South Asian Voices, the program's website featuring political, military, and economic analysis from emerging analysts in India and Pakistan
• Proofread and copy-edit project publications
•Assist with maintenance of project website and listserv
• Assist with logistics for meetings, press conferences, seminars, and other special events
• Supervise project interns and visiting fellows
• Draft grant proposals and grant reports
• Outreach activities with government offices, Capitol Hill, international organizations, NGOs, and media


Education and Experience:
• Substantive knowledge of South Asian security issues, including demonstrated background in at least one of the following areas: nuclear strategy and nonproliferation; terrorism; electoral politics; civil-military relations; or non-traditional security challenges
• M.A. in a related field, or undergraduate degree and equivalent work experience
• Ability to work independently and to collaborate with peers in a team environment
• Superior writing skills and analytical capabilities
• Diplomatic skills and cultural sensitivity
• Strong candidates will have prior educational or professional experience in the region, language skills in Hindi or Urdu, or a publishing record

Supervisory Responsibility:
• Program Interns

Requirement for Selected Interviewees:
• Applicants selected for interviews will be required to complete one or more short research, editing, and/or writing assignments on an issue related to South Asian security.

If you are interested in working with a growing team at a well-respected and award-winning organization, please submit your resume, cover letter and writing sample as PDF documents via this website. We offer an exceptional benefits package, generous time-off policies, and a convenient metro-accessible DC location.

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