Research Assistant

The College of Europe, Natolin Campus (Warsaw) is seeking applications for the position of a full-time research assistant with a starting date of January 2013 at the latest. The post is within the framework of the newly created “European Neighbourhood Policy Chair”.

We are looking for graduates with:

  • A Master’s degree, preferably in International Relations and/or Political Science (status of Phd candidate will be an asset);
  • a demonstrated interest in the field of European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) and EU foreign policy making and proven track record of research in the same fields;
  • a proven experience in participating in conferences, seminars, workshops etc.;
  • a general interest in academic research and developing projects;
  • a very good command of English and French (good knowledge of other languages spoken in the European neighbourhood desirable);
  • analytical thinking, judgement and problem solving skills;
  • an ability to make presentations and draft clearly and precisely in English and/or in French;
  • good organizational skills;
  • ICT skills and the ability to use current IT tools;
  • an ability to work as part of a team as well as autonomously, a sense of responsibility and initiative, results-orientation, and a sense for continuous improvement;
  • integrity, loyalty and conscience, discretion, and respect for diversity.

Tasks include:

Under the supervision of the Chairholder, the post-holder will be responsible for

  • providing academic and organizational support for the Chair;
  • providing academic support for students undertaking Master Thesis related to the ENP;
  • undertaking research activities including publications; participation in conferences;
  • contribution to the organization of conferences and seminars.

Contributing to the implementation of the objectives of the European Neighbourhood Policy Chair, the post-holder will facilitate internal communication, foster co-operation, team spirit and a harmonious working environment with a view to increasing efficiency.

The College offers:

  • an excellent academic setting;
  • a one-year contract under Polish law, renewable;
  • an international working environment;
  • a competitive remuneration.

Applications in English or French, comprising a detailed curriculum vitae and a letter of motivation, should be submitted by 20 October 2012 via e-mail to Mrs. Katarzyna Kalwas: katarzyna.kalwas [at]

The personal data provided in your application will only be processed for determining your qualifications for possible employment with the College of Europe.