Research Assistant to Professor Daniel Markey Position
Daniel Markey, SAIS senior research professor in international relations and academic director of the MAGP, seeks a research assistant for part-time work this summer and next academic year.
Professor Markey’s current work focuses on how states in China's western “backyard” – from India and Pakistan to Kazakhstan, Russia, Iran, and Saudi Arabia – respond to China's growing power and increasing regional presence.
The research assistant’s tasks will be split into roughly two periods. This summer, work will focus on final edits to a book to be published by Oxford University Press. This includes tasks related to the manuscript (e.g., copy edits, tables/graphics/maps, index, as well as preparation for media rollout, book talks, short analytic pieces). Next fall and winter, research will expand beyond the scope of the book. Potential tasks include reading and synthesizing existing research, collecting trade and defense sales data, taking notes at expert panel discussions, etc.
Applicants should have sharp writing skills, solid organization, and an ability to work independently. Professional interest in Eurasia and China is preferred. Ideally, the applicant will work through next academic year.
Please submit a cover letter and resume to Noah Reichblum at email@example.com.