London Office

Research Analyst, Non-Proliferation & Disarmament Programme

12 month Fixed-Term Contract 

The International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), the leading authority on global security, defence and geo-economics, intends to appoint a Research Analyst within the Non-Proliferation & Disarmament Programme (NPDP). The NPDP is responsible, inter alia, for research and convocation activity on issues involving proliferation of nuclear, chemical and biological weapons and missiles, nuclear security and arms control and disarmament matters.  This Research Analyst will provide support across these areas, particularly regarding NPDP activities involving the Middle East. Job responsibilities will include:

  • Management of workshops and conferences;
  • Assistance in the management of other aspects of NPDP;
  • Contribution to IISS analytical products; and
  • Conducting independent research and analysis and initiate own externally funded project(s).

The successful candidate will:

  • Have an MA or practical experience gained in policy circles;
  • Have a proven track record in the field of non-proliferation;
  • Be familiar with the work of other academics in the non-proliferation field;
  • Have first-rate written and verbal communication skills;
  • Possess an energetic and entrepreneurial approach to work; and
  • Ideally, command a foreign language, preferably relevant to the Middle East.

The post is based at the IISS headquarters in central London, and only candidates who already possess the right to work in the United Kingdom should apply. Salary commensurate with knowledge and skills. Contract extendable upon mutual agreement and contingent on continued project funding.

Candidates should send a letter explaining the skills they would bring to the IISS, enclosing a CV and a list of referees by email, citing ‘Research Analyst to the NPDP Application’ in the subject line, to hr@iiss.org. The deadline for receipt of applications is 5th January 2015. Due to volume of expected applications only those selected for interview will be contacted


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