Job Vacancy: “Researcher/Senior Researcher”, Deadline April 15 (IIR, Prague)

IIR Prague now seeks to hire Researcher / Senior Researcher with expertise in one or more of the following areas:

  • China’s foreign policy, security or economy
  • Contemporary political, security, economic development in Asia and the Pacific
  • Foreign and security policies of Indo-Pacific and related countries (such as Japan, South Korea, India, Singapore)

The principal duty of the (senior) researchers is to conduct international competitive research and publish its results in peer-reviewed international academic journals and with internationally respected publishing houses. In addition to that, they should be able to carry out policy analysis and provide decision-makers with their expertise in the form of policy papers, ad hoc studies, and consultations. They are expected to cooperate with the members of the research centre of which they are members on collective publications, projects and public events. They are also encouraged to appear in the media and engage in public debate in their area of focus. With the support of the IIR’s project manager, they are also expected to apply for additional research funding and become (co-)leaders of research projects that include the Institute’s other researchers, associate researchers, or PhD students.

What They Expect

  • PhD or, as a minimum, being enrolled as a PhD student (in International Relations or related subjects),
  • previous experience with research,
  • solid theoretical and methodological background,
  • academic publications, such as articles in peer-reviewed international journals, and academic books or book chapters published by respected publishing houses,
  • motivation for personal growth, flexibility, reliability, initiative, capacity to deliver quality results both unsupervised and in a team, and residence in Prague.

What They Offer

  • excellent opportunity for scholars seeking public engagement and involvement in policy,
  • participation in ongoing and research projects, with additional substantial financial rewards,
  • motivational bonuses based on the researcher’s publications,
  • intellectually stimulating, fully internationalised research environment (English as a working language in the research department communication) offering a good work/life balance (crèche in the building, flexible working hours and home office),
  • dedicated research infrastructure,
  • a relocation subsidy and Czech language courses (if necessary) for successful applicants moving from abroad,
  • five weeks of vacation, electronic meal vouchers.

The Institute of International Relations is a fair opportunity employer.

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