The Center for Security Studies at ETH Zurich (www.css.ethz.ch) is currently recruiting a Researcher / Political Analyst

Area of responsibility:
You will produce analysis on strategic trends and key issues in international security policy. In your capacity as an analyst with broad-ranging expertise in geopolitical developments and security and defence policy, you will contribute to the CSS policy briefs and other think-tank products of the institute providing strategic insight. In addition, you will be in charge of a specific research field within the CSS. Your area of responsibility also includes maintaining contacts with foreign partner institutes and conceptualizing and organizing conferences.

University degree (preferably PhD) in political science/international relations or a related discipline;
– Expertise in the field of security studies;
– Excellent analytical skills;
– Experience in authoring policy-oriented publications;
– Experience working in a think-tank setting / policy-focused environment a major plus;
– Excellent written and spoken English language skills; good German a plus;
– Administrative skills in an international environment; organizational skills.

What we offer:
A multifaceted and challenging position at a renowned university in a young and dynamic environment with a competitive salary.

For further enquiries, please contact Dr. Daniel Möckli at +41 44 632 78 70.

Candidates should apply online only (with a letter of interest explaining the skills they would bring to the post, a CV, and two writing samples) at www.jobs.ethz.ch (search “CSS”) no later than 15 September 2010.

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