Four Research Associate positions are available at the Mercator Institute for China Studies (MERICS) based in Berlin. Details below or go to MERICS’ recruitment page: http://www.merics.org/en/team/jobs/open-positions.html

Due: 31 March, 2016

Research Associate for China’s Foreign and Security Policy
For this position, MERICS welcomes applications from candidates with the following profile:

Outstanding postgraduate degree (M.A./M.Sc./PhD) in a discipline relevant to the study of China’s foreign and security policy
Excellent grasp of China’s current foreign and security policy and a track record in policy-oriented analysis
At least one year of work and/or study experience in China
Very good command of the Chinese language
Excellent English language skills
Substantial work/research experience acquired in think tanks, government, enterprises, business associations and/or NGOs

Suitable candidates have a keen interest in nuanced, policy-oriented research on China, providing insights to the broader public and informing decision-makers in politics, business and society. We are looking for dedicated applicants with outstanding analytical skills and the ability to clearly communicate complex matters to different audiences. Candidates need to be able to familiarize themselves with new topics quickly. A high degree of flexibility as well as a strong capacity for team work are prerequisites for working at MERICS.

We offer excellent research conditions and a very stimulating working atmosphere in a dynamic multi-disciplinary team.

If your qualifications satisfy these criteria we are looking forward to your application. It should include a Letter of Motivation, Curriculum Vitae, indication of salary expectations and your earliest possible starting date. Please send your application in one single PDF-document of max. 15 pages until 31 March 2016 to Sabine Mokry (sabine.mokry@merics.de).

Research Associate for China’s Society and Domestic Politics
For this position, MERICS welcomes applications from candidates with the following profile:

Outstanding postgraduate degree (M.A./M.Sc./PhD) in a discipline relevant to the study of China’s society and domestic politics
Excellent grasp of current themes and trajectories in China’s society and domestic politics
Extensive skills in qualitative and quantitative data analysis; experience in survey design and implementation is an asset
At least one year of work and/or study experience in China
Very good command of the Chinese language
Excellent English language skills
Substantial work/research experience acquired in think tanks, government, enterprises, business associations and/or NGOs

Suitable candidates have a keen interest in nuanced, policy-oriented research on China, providing insights to the broader public and informing decision-makers in politics, business and society. We are looking for dedicated applicants with outstanding analytical skills and the ability to clearly communicate complex matters to different audiences. Candidates need to be able to familiarize themselves with new topics quickly. A high degree of flexibility as well as a strong capacity for team work are prerequisites for working at MERICS.

We offer excellent research conditions and a very stimulating working atmosphere in a dynamic multi-disciplinary team.

If your qualifications satisfy these criteria we are looking forward to your application. It should include a Letter of Motivation, Curriculum Vitae, indication of salary expectations and your earliest possible starting date. Please send your application in one single PDF-document of max. 15 pages until 31 March 2016 to Sabine Mokry (sabine.mokry@merics.de).

Research Associate for China’s Economy and Economic Policy
For this position, MERICS welcomes applications from candidates with the following profile:

Outstanding postgraduate degree (M.A./M.Sc./PhD) in a discipline relevant to the study of China’s economy and economic policy
Excellent grasp of current themes and trajectories in China’s economy; in-depth knowledge of China’s financial markets is an asset
Extensive skills in qualitative and quantitative data analysis
At least one year of work and/or study experience in China
Very good command of the Chinese language
Excellent English language skills
Substantial work/research experience acquired in think tanks, government, enterprises, business associations and/or NGOs

Suitable candidates have a keen interest in nuanced, policy-oriented research on China, providing insights to the broader public and informing decision-makers in politics, business and society. We are looking for dedicated applicants with outstanding analytical skills and the ability to clearly communicate complex matters to different audiences. Candidates need to be able to familiarize themselves with new topics quickly. A high degree of flexibility as well as a strong capacity for team work are prerequisites for working at MERICS.

We offer excellent research conditions and a very stimulating working atmosphere in a dynamic multi-disciplinary team.

If your qualifications satisfy these criteria we are looking forward to your application. It should include a Letter of Motivation, Curriculum Vitae, indication of salary expectations and your earliest possible starting date. Please send your application in one single PDF-document of max. 15 pages until 31 March 2016 to Sabine Mokry (sabine.mokry@merics.de).

The European China Policy Unit (ECPU), a joint project of the Stiftung Mercator and MERICS, seeks to recruit a:

Research Associate for European China Policy
For this position, MERICS welcomes applications from candidates with the following profile:

Outstanding postgraduate degree (M.A./M.Sc./PhD) in a discipline relevant to the study of European-China relations
Excellent grasp of current themes and trajectories in Europe-China relations
In-depth knowledge of European foreign and security policy-making, specifically as regards China
Substantial work/research experience acquired in think tanks, government, enterprises and/or business associations
Excellent English language skills
Work and/or study experience in China and Chinese language skills are an asset

Suitable candidates have a keen interest in policy-oriented research on Europe-China relations, providing insights to the broader public and informing decision-makers in politics, business and society. We are looking for dedicated applicants with outstanding analytical skills and the ability to clearly communicate complex matters to different audiences. Candidates need to be able to familiarize themselves with new topics quickly. A high degree of flexibility as well as a strong capacity for team work are prerequisites for working at MERICS.

We offer excellent research conditions and a very stimulating working atmosphere in a dynamic multi-disciplinary team.

If your qualifications satisfy these criteria we are looking forward to your application. It should include a Letter of Motivation, Curriculum Vitae, indication of salary expectations and your earliest possible starting date. Please send your application in one single PDF-document of max. 15 pages until 31 March 2016 to Sabine Mokry (sabine.mokry@merics.de).

Jobs – Research Associates, Mercator Institute for China Studies (MERICS), Berlin
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