European Affairs Researcher at Istituto Affari Internazionali, Rome

Deadline: 29 September 2013
Open to: PhD holder (or be a PhD candidate with at least three years of professional experience in research) fluent in Italian and English
Remuneration: annual salary of €27,000


The Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI), based in Rome, (Italy), is seeking to hire a researcher responsible for research, reporting and outreach on European affairs, with a particular focus on European integration, EU institutions and member state politics. Expertise on European foreign policy would also be valued.

A non-profit organization, the IAI is funded by individual and corporate members, public and private organizations, major international foundations, and by a standing grant from the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The Institute’s main objective is to promote an understanding of the problems of international politics through studies, research, meetings and publications, with the aim of increasing the opportunities of all countries to move in the direction of supranational organization, democratic freedom and social justice.

The researcher will specifically work on four projects:

  • “RegioConf” on the EU’s approach to regional conflicts through regional integration
  • “The Future of Europe” on the political and institutional implications of the Eurozone crisis
  • “Beyond austerity” on the austerity vs growth debate
  • “Vote Watch Europe” on the next election of the EP

The tasks in the context of the above mentioned projects include:

  • Researching and writing research papers, policy briefs and op-eds
  • Editing papers for publication
  • Organizing seminars and conferences, and writing reports based on these events
  • Coordinating international research teams and projects
  • Presenting and participating in conferences, briefings and lectures
  • Updating the IAI website regarding the projects on which the researcher will work.


The ideal candidate should:

  • Have a Ph.D (or be a PhD candidate with at least three years of professional experience in research)
  • Excellent English writing and communication skills
  • Fluency or proficiency in Italian
  • Familiarity and experience with both the academic literature and policy debate on international, and specifically Mediterranean, issues
  • Ability to work collaboratively and effectively in a team environment.


The successful candidate will be offered a project-based contract lasting one year, starting from November 1, 2013. Annual salary offered is €27,000, gross of tax and social security provided by law.


Applicants must sent cover letter, resume, writing sample and three references by e-mail to: [email protected] (Ref: EU-Job alert).

Deadline is 29 September 2013.

For more information, please visit the official website.

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