The Vienna Center for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation (VCDNP) is an international non-governmental organization based in Vienna, Austria, that serves as a platform for results-oriented dialogue among national governments, international organizations and civil society on nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation, and conducts research, education and training programmes on these issues. The VCDNP is managed by the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS) at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey.

The VCDNP invites applications for research associate. During her/his year in residence, the research associate will be expected, under the supervision of the VCDNP Executive Director, to conduct research and analysis on non-proliferation and disarmament, write reports and other publications and contribute to educational, research and outreach activities of the Center. This is a full-time staff position.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Conduct independent research and produce written reports and other publications on issues of non-proliferation, arms control and disarmament;
  • Work with the VCDNP senior experts on on-going and new research projects and contribute to their implementation;
  • Work with the Executive Director of the Center to develop grant proposals for research, outreach and publication projects. Assist with grant reporting and implementation;
  • Assist with research, outreach and other projects at the VCDNP;
  • Assist with the organization of and contribute to training programs, seminar series, workshops and briefings organized by the Center;
  • Provide mentorship to interns;
  • Carry out other duties as assigned.

Deadlines, Duration and Additional Information

  • Application Deadline: The position will remain open until filled
  • Appointment Date: The position is expected to start in the Fall of 2017, but is open to negotiation.
  • The original contract is for one year, with a possibility of extension and long-term employment.


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