Research Analyst, Non-Proliferation and Nuclear Policy Programme

International Institute for Strategic Studies-Americas
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Early Career
  • Apply by
  • Posted
    Nov 09

Position description

The International Institute for Strategic Studies is a leading authority on global security, political risk and military conflict. It is headquartered in London with offices in Bahrain, Singapore and the United States. 

Location: Washington DC 


Job Description:

We seek to appoint a Research Analyst to support the Non-Proliferation and Nuclear Policy programme. This position will work closely with the Director of the programme who is based in the IISS−Americas office in Washington DC as well as colleagues based in the London office. 

Duties will include, but are not limited to:

  • Providing research, writing, and editing support to the Director of the Non-proliferation and Nuclear Policy Programme and Senior Fellow for Missile Defence on a variety of topics including non-proliferation, arms control, deterrence, strategic stability and space policy;
  • Project management including budgeting, report writing and workshop/event planning and execution;
  • Developing and writing proposals to foundations and governments.



Successful candidates should have the following: 

  • 2-3 years of work experience and a master’s degree in a relevant field;
  • Scientific and/or technical literacy relevant to the issues being researched;
  • Combination of experience in research, administrative support and external relations;
  • Demonstrate exceptional written and oral communication skills;
  • Ability to collaborate well with a wide range of people both in person and remotely across time-zones;
  • Sound judgement and discretion;
  • Ability to manage multiple complex tasks concurrently. 

Application instructions

Eligibility and Compensation:

Applicants must have authorisation to work in the US (the IISS−Americas is unfortunately unable to assist in procuring visas or entry permits). Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. IISS−Americas offers a generous benefits package.


  • Resume
  • Cover letter
  • Writing sample no more than 10 pages
  • List of three references


The resume, cover letter, and writing sample should be sent as three separate PDF files via email to [email protected], with the subject line: 'Your Name – NPNP Research Analyst Application.' Please include your full name in the title for each separate document. 

Applications will not be considered complete until all materials are received. Applications must be received by close of business Friday 20 November. Due to the volume of applications, we regret that we are unable to respond to every single one. 


Hiring Manager
The International Institute for Strategic Studies – Americas 
2121 K Street NW, Suite 801 
Washington, DC 20037 
Tel.: +1 (202) 659-1490 
[email protected]