You will become a member of CEPS’ staff and work in the ‘Europe in the World’ unit;
You will conduct research activities on a broad range of policy issues raised by the EU’s trade and association agreements, in particular those with implications for relations with Eastern Partnership countries and the Eurasian Economic Union;
You will participate in international research teams that carry out projects for European and other funding organisations;
You will give presentations on the above-mentioned issues at project meetings and external events;
You will write editorials and commentaries;
You will assist in the writing of interim and final project reports;
You will assist in the acquisition of new research projects.
Your background and qualifications
You are a researcher who is about to defend or has recently obtained a PhD with a focus on the political economy of the EU’s relations with third countries, in particular the Eastern neighbours;
You have a good knowledge of the European integration process, EU foreign and trade policy;
You are able to critically read and comment on research reports and academic publications;
You have a proven record of writing and presentation skills;
You are willing and able to organise, moderate and contribute to events at CEPS and its partners;
You are willing to assist in writing funding proposals and in carrying out externally funded projects;
You are familiar with the rules and procedures for research projects financed by the European Commission under its Horizon 2020;
You have an excellent command of English, both orally and in writing. You have an excellent knowledge of at least 1 other EU official languages. Proficiency in Russian and/or 1 of the official languages of the Eastern Partnership countries is an extra asset.
You are eager to invest in building and maintaining a growing research network;
You are able to work in a research team involving junior and senior colleagues and can organise your own activities;
You have a good understanding of the need to be outgoing and to use all possibilities of knowledge dissemination as a means of profiling your own work and that of the organisation;
You are able to handle stress, respect deadlines and are able to juggle multiple tasks and changing priorities;
You enjoy teamwork and are open to giving and receiving feedback;
You have, or are willing to develop insights into ongoing legislative and policy debates.