Job Vacancy: “Researcher (or junior analyst) to join EU affairs team in Madrid”, Deadline May 25 (Elcano, Spain)

Job description

  • Full time researcher (or junior analyst) to work on EU affairs.
  • Location: Madrid (citizenship or status which allows for working in Spain).
  • Starting date: 1 July 2021 or before if available.


  • Graduate Degree (ideally MA) in Political Science, International Relations, or a related social science.
  • Strong interest in European politics and sound understanding of EU affairs.
  • Ability to provide original research and policy advice.
  • Willingness to contribute to the collection and analysis of data.
  • Excellent communication skills and full fluency in English and Spanish (written and spoken). Knowledge of any other language is an asset.
  • Ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Managerial skills, organisational aptitude, and ability to multi-task work.

Main duties

  • To conduct own research according to Elcano’s annual plan of action.
  • To support Elcano’s senior analysts in their research and managerial work.
  • To prepare a Ph.D. project under supervision of an Elcano’s senior analyst (but advanced doctoral candidates and young doctors may apply too).
  • To promote Elcano’s work in the media and engagement with officials.
  • To attend conferences and workshops in Spain and abroad.


  • Deadline: 25 May 2021, 17.00 CET
  • Prospective applicants are invited to send a motivation letter (in English or Spanish) and a brief CV (2/3 pages, detailing education, languages, research experience, professional experience, and two references) to EU.analyst[at], with subject line: “EU analyst recruitment” or: “Selección de investigador UE”.
  • The Elcano Royal Institute is a think tank specialised in international and strategic studies conducted from a Spanish, European and global perspective.Job Offer: full-time position of researcher (or junior analyst) to join our EU affairs team in Madrid. We are committed to equal opportunities and encourage applications from female candidates.

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