Research Assistant (Japan Chair) – Center for Strategic & International Studies (Washington DC)
The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) is a non-profit, bipartisan public policy organization established in 1962 to provide insights and policy solutions to decision-makers. Over the years, it has grown to be one of the largest organizations of its kind, with a staff of more than 240 employees, including more than 120 analysts working to address the changing dynamics of international security and U.S. foreign policy. At CSIS we actively seek to employ a diverse group of people who embody our organizational values. We welcome and encourage individuals of all backgrounds to apply, especially those from traditionally underrepresented groups.
CSIS is seeking a Research Assistant to join the Japan Chair. The Japan Chair was established to provide a venue in Washington for the study of U.S.-Japan relations and increasing mutual understanding. As Japan’s role in Asian and global affairs continues to grow, the Japan Chair seeks to define a strategic agenda for the U.S.-Japan relationship in a bilateral, regional, and global context. The current research agenda covers a broad range of themes including Japanese domestic politics, U.S.-Japan security and economic ties, and U.S. strategy in Asia.
The Research Assistant will be responsible for supporting research, project management, and administrative functions of the Japan Chair.
The salary for this position starts at $50,000 annually and is subject to change based on experience level.
Essential duties and responsibilities
Essential functions may include, but are not limited to the following
- Conducting research on a range of topics as directed by program staff
- Managing research projects under the supervision of program staff
- Coordinating the design, layout, copyediting, and distribution of Japan Chair publications
- Assisting the team in all aspects of event planning, promotion, and execution for public events and for internal (private) meetings with program stakeholders
- Contributing to the grant proposal process
- Other duties as needed
Knowledge, education, and experience
- Bachelor’s or master’s degree in Japan Studies, International Relations, Political Science, or a related field
- Ability to conduct policy-oriented research across a range of issue areas including but not necessarily limited to politics, diplomacy, international security, trade, and technology
- Familiarity with issues animating the policy debate in Japan and U.S. strategy in the Indo-Pacific
- Excellent time management, organization, and attention to detail
- Capacity to multi-task and operate in a challenging environment
- Ability to work independently, in a team, and closely with a range of individuals from diverse backgrounds and cultures
- Oral and written proficiency in Japanese preferred
For more information & to apply, visit the CSIS website.