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Senior Researcher in Cyber Foreign and Security Policy

100%, Zurich, temporary

The Center for Security Studies (CSS) of ETH Zurich is a competence center for Swiss and international security policy. It offers security policy expertise in research, teaching and consulting. For its think-tank branch, the CSS is hiring a Senior Researcher in “Cyber Foreign and Security Policy”. We offer you an exciting opportunity to develop and show case your expertise in a think tank that is both university based and close to the policy-making environment in Bern. The starting date is as soon as possible.

Job description

You will contribute to the CSS Think Tank’s research, publications, events and political consultancy on topics related to cyber foreign and security policy, with a particular focus on the Swiss context. You will also publish articles in journals and edited volumes, represent the Center at international meetings and conferences, and engage with a broader public through talks and media contributions.

Your profile

You have already gained experience in a think tank or similar setting. You have excellent knowledge of cyber foreign and security policy, which ideally includes experience in cyber dialogue and capacity building initiatives, and are highly motivated to contribute to debates and policy developments in this area. You have an M.A. or a Ph.D. in Political Science or a related discipline. You possess excellent analytical, writing, presentation and inter-personal skills that enable you to explain complexity to a variety of audiences and interact with diverse actors from the public and private spheres. You are fluent in German and English. Proficiency in French is an advantage.

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 are looking forward to receiving your online application, which should include a letter of motivation, a CV and two writing samples by 27 November 2020. Please note that we only accept applications submitted through our online application portal. We will not consider applications submitted by email or post.

For further information about the Center for Security Studies, please visit our website: Questions regarding the position should be directed to Dr. Lisa Watanabe, Head of the Swiss and Euro-Atlantic Security Team at the CSS Think Tank, by email (please do not send applications to this email address).

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