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Research Assistant - Freeman Chair in China Studies



Research Programs & Projects

Washington, DC
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ID: 1005-233
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Full-Time/Regular

JOB SUMMARY:


The Freeman Chair in China Studies is a leading source of insight and analysis on China’s evolving political system and the dynamics that impact its domestic policy agenda and external behavior. Our mission is to shape the public policy debate by providing timely and objective analysis that challenges the status quo and informs policymakers, the public, and corporate executives on the most important issues impacting China’s political trajectory.
The Freeman Chair is seeking a full-time research assistant to provide dedicated support with various research projects under the Freeman Chair, including a new open source project. Key research areas include: China’s domestic political system, international affairs, and Chinese foreign policy and grand strategy. Candidates should be motivated self-starters that enjoy a wide variety of analytical tasks.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:


Essential functions include, but are not limited to the following:

• Researching and writing on issues related to China in support of the Freeman Chair in China Studies and one of the Center’s Senior Fellows;
• Assisting in collecting and analyzing primary and secondary source documents;
• Monitoring Chinese media sources and reports;
• Drafting research memos and notes in support of research projects;
• Proofreading and editing outgoing publications;
• Assisting in event planning and staffing when needed;
• Curating datasets.

 


KNOWLEDGE, EDUCATION, AND EXPERIENCE:

 

• Superb writing and editing skills;
• Exceptional analytical abilities combined with strong sense of creativity;
• Demonstrated passion for understanding and analyzing Chinese domestic politics and foreign policy;
• Ability to work independently and manage competing priorities;
• Strong communication and interpersonal skills;
• Experience with quantitative and qualitative analysis;
• Strong Mandarin Chinese language reading and research skills.

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORK CONDITIONS:

 

The physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee working in an office environment. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

HOW TO APPLY:

 

Interested applicants should submit a resumé, cover letter, writing sample, and college transcript at https://careers.csis.org/.

Should you have any inquiries, please contact Lauren Maranto (lmaranto@csis.org).

 

 


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