February 8, 2016

Job Posting

Geo-Economics Research Fellow

Chatham House – London, United Kingdom
Date added: February 8, 2016 Application deadline: February 14, 2016

The US and the Americas Programme examines the changing role of the US in the world. The team is expanding to meet increasing demand for policy-relevant research on the nexus between political and economic issues as the US approaches a new presidential administration. The Programme’s Geo-economics Research Fellow will develop the team’s existing work and help develop new projects looking at how trade, fiscal policy and other relevant economic issues will impact America’s role in the world in the years to come.

Chatham House

Chatham House is consistently ranked as one of the world’s leading policy institutes. It provides rigorous and independent analysis on how to build a sustainably secure, prosperous and just world, and engages regularly with world leaders as part of its extensive programme of events. At a time of tumultuous change in global affairs, Chatham House’s profile has risen significantly, as has demand for its research and publications.

The role

The US and the Americas Programme examines the changing role of the US in the world. The team is expanding to meet increasing demand for policy-relevant research on the nexus between political and economic issues as the US approaches a new presidential administration. The Programme’s Geo-economics Research Fellow will develop the team’s existing work and help develop new projects looking at how trade, fiscal policy and other relevant economic issues will impact America’s role in the world in the years to come.

Chatham House is seeking a Research Fellow or Senior Research Fellow in the US Project to work on issues around US geo-economics.

Requirements

Chatham House is looking for a strategic thinker who is highly motivated and able to work both independently and as part of a small team. The successful candidate is likely to have:

  • Excellent and demonstrable writing and communication skills
  • Proven professional interest in the geo-economic strategy and the positioning of the US
  • A post-graduate degree in economics, international political economy or related disciplines (PhD preferred)
  • At least five years’ experience on economics issues gained either from an academic or relevant professional background

The following would also be advantageous:

  • Some fundraising experience including in negotiating, writing, project managing and marketing proposals
  • Excellent project management skills with the ability to manage multiple deadlines

How to apply

Please send the following to recruitment@chathamhouse.org:

  • Your updated CV
  • A covering letter
  • Two short writing samples (700-800 words), covering issues of US economic strategy or international economic relations

The closing date for applications is midnight on 14 February 2016. Interviews to be held shortly thereafter. Chatham House is an Equal Opportunities employer.

Salary range: £37,000-£45,000, dependent on experience

Tenure: 1 year fixed term contract (renewable)