(Senior) Researcher Arms Control and Non-Proliferation

80%-100%, Zurich, temporary

The Center for Security Studies (CSS) at ETH Zurich is a center of competence for Swiss and international security policy. It offers security policy expertise in research, teaching, and consultancy.

Project background

The Swiss and Euro-‚ÄčAtlantic Se­cur­ity Team of the Think Tank at CSS ana­lyzes is­sues in Swiss for­eign and se­cur­ity policy, as well as de­vel­op­ments in the Euro-‚ÄčAtlantic se­cur­ity environment and in Europe’s south­ern and east­ern neigh­bor­hoods, European in­ternal se­cur­ity, pre­vent­ing vi­ol­ent ex­trem­ism, and the nexus between se­cur­ity and de­vel­op­ment.

Job description

You will analyse developments, as well as organise and lead workshops on arms control, non-proliferation and disarmament in a new environment affected by geopolitical developments and emerging technologies. You will also publish in policy relevant and other publications, and transfer your knowledge in dialogue with policymakers and other relevant stakeholders.

Your profile

You have excellent knowledge of arms control, non-proliferation and disarmament, and are highly motivated to contribute to reconceptualising arms control. You have an M.A. or a Ph.D. in Political Science or a related discipline. You possess excellent analytical, writing and presentation skills.

The CSS is a multi-lingual working environment, so proficiency in English alongside at least one Swiss national language is required. Work experience in international organizations or think tanks would be an advantage, as is knowledge of the Swiss political landscape.

ETH Zurich

ETH Zurich is one of the world’s leading universities specialising in science and technology. We are renowned for our excellent education, cutting-edge fundamental research and direct transfer of new knowledge into society. Over 30,000 people from more than 120 countries find our university to be a place that promotes independent thinking and an environment that inspires excellence. Located in the heart of Europe, yet forging connections all over the world, we work together to develop solutions for the global challenges of today and tomorrow.
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We look forward to receiving your online application including a letter of interest explaining the skills and motivation you would bring to the post, a CV and one to two single-authored writing samples (e.g. an academic article, or policy brief) no later than 27.01.2020. Please note that we exclusively accept applications submitted through our online application portal. Applications via email or postal services will not be considered.

We offer you an exiting opportunity to develop and showcase your expertise in a think tank that is both university based and close to the policy-making environment in Bern. Career development is a core element of our culture. Further information about the Centre for Security Studies can be found on our website www.css.ethz.ch. For questions about the position, please contact Dr. Oliver Thränert, Head of Think Tank, by tel. +41 44 632 6031 or email: oliver.thraenert@sipo.gess.ethz.ch (no applications).

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