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Research Associate - Nuclear Security (f/m/div)

Hertie School - Centre for International Security

Location: Berlin - Germany
Salary: Not Specified
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 13th January 2020
Closes: 16th February 2020

The Hertie School in Berlin prepares exceptional students for leadership positions in government, business, and civil society. The school also offers experienced professionals the opportunity to deepen their skills in the field of public management. A renowned international faculty with expertise in economics, business, law, political and social science take an interdisciplinary, policy-orientated approach to the school's teaching and research agenda. The Hertie School is an international centre, with a variety of first-rate academic projects and a diverse student body. The school actively engages in public debate with its wide range of events bringing together experts from academia and the world of practice. The school was founded in 2003 by the Hertie Foundation, which remains the major partner. The Hertie School is accredited by the state and the German Science Council.

The Hertie School is looking for a

Research Associate - Nuclear Security (f/m/div)

on a full-time (40 hours/week) basis.

The contract shall commence as of 01 April 2020. Depending on the funding, the contract is limited for up to three years.

The successful candidate will be part of our Centre for International Security.

Your tasks:

  • Research and administrative support for a project on nuclear security funded by the Stanton Foundation
  • Project management and organisation of international workshops
  • Contribution to research projects, literature reviews and funding applications 

Your profile:

  • Master's degree in international relations, political science or related field
  • Familiarity with contemporary debates in international security
  • Keen interest in questions of nuclear security
  • Excellent oral and written English communication skills; proficiency in German is an asset 

We offer:

A stimulating international and diverse environment in multiple areas of social science, high-quality teaching and public policy. The Hertie School is a vibrant academic community that emphasizes excellence in research and teaching as well as an interdisciplinary perspective. Our school has been certified as a family friendly work environment in higher education and an equal opportunity employer ( for further information). Severely disabled applicants are given preferential consideration in the event of equal qualification. 

Please submit your application (incl. a CV, a cover letter, a writing sample of maximum 20 pages, and at least two reference letters) by using the Apply button below. Deadline for full consideration is 16 February 2020.

Please contact Prof. Marina Henke, PhD, Professor of International Relations, for further information on the position.

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