Vacancy at IAI Security and Defence Programme

IAI is looking for a Junior Researcher to work in the Security and Defence Programme.

Requirements for candidates:

  • Born after 1st January 1987

  • Masters Degree in one of the following areas: Political Science, International Relations, Diplomatic Studies, Economics, Law, Foreign Languages, Industrial Engineering

  • Proficiency in English

  • Working knowledge of German

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Excel

  • Basic knowledge of defence sector in Europe

Knowledge of Italian is not required but is preferred. 

The Junior Researcher will work in the IAI’s Security and Defence Programme and will carry out the following tasks:  sources’ analysis, data gathering and database management related to the military capabilities and defence spending of European countries.

Possible further tasks may include support for activities related to international and European research projects, writing of reports and working documents, support in the organization of meetings, seminars and conferences, translation and editing of IAI documents, updating of content on IAI website. 

IAI will offer the selected candidate an 8 months contract, from May to December 2016. The honorarium for the whole contract will be € 10.400, that is € 1.300 per month before taxes.

Candidates must apply by March 31st 2016 by email to recruitment_sd(at) (subject: S&D-Junior Researcher). Email must include a CV, motivational letter, list of university exams passed with related score, title of the Masters Degree thesis. Candidates may attach a letter of reference but it is not mandatory.

Certification of the candidates’ knowledge of German and/or of Microsoft Excel are preferred but not mandatory.

Selected candidates will be contacted by April 5th for a job interview with the selection committee on April 12th 2016 at the IAI premises in Rome. Job interviews may also be carried out via Skype.
The selection committee’s decisions are final.