Job alert - EU, politics and institutions

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.

His/her tasks will 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;
  • Supporting the coordinating international research teams and projects;
  • Presenting and participating in conferences, briefings and lectures;
  • Identifying fundraising opportunities and developing the network of the EU, politics and institutions Programme;
  • Updating the IAI website regarding the projects on which the researcher will work.


Qualifications/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 European governance issues;
  • Ability to work collaboratively and effectively in a team environment.


The successful candidate will be offered a term contract lasting one year, starting from November 1, 2018.
Annual salary offered is € 18,000.00, gross of tax and social security provided by law.

Please email cover letter, resume, writing sample, and three references to placement(at)iai.it (Rif: Bando-UE-2018). No phone calls, please.
Applications are due by 3 September 2018

Interviews will be held in Rome in the week 17 to 21 September 2018.

Please note that the Selection Board's work and deliberations are strictly confidential.

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