Position Detail Senior Research Assistant-Foreign Policy Institute

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  • Position Details:

    Hours/Week: 15 HRS
    Hourly Rate: $15.00
    Expires: Aug 31, 2021

    Campus : Washington DC
  • Job Contact Info:

  • itlong@jhu.edu

Senior Research Assistant-Foreign Policy Institute Position

Job Description

Job Title:  Senior Research Assistant
Cost Center:  FPI – Hummel
Hourly Rate:  $15 - $20 – commensurate with experience
Hours/Week:  15

Job Description:
The Foreign Policy Institute is seeking a part-time Senior Research Assistant with a knowledge of diplomacy and strong quantitative skills to join a long-term Foreign Policy Institute research project to develop a Diplomatic Capacity Index (DCI).  The Index will compare countries based on the resources that they dedicate to diplomacy and their attributes that contribute to diplomacy.

 Primary Qualifications:
·        Experience in econometrics or advanced econometrics (preferred)
·        Experience or strong interest in the conduct and study of diplomacy
·        Excellent written and oral communication skills, particularly with respect to handling quantitative and technical information 

Additional Qualifications:
·        Ability to work both independently and in a team as appropriate
·        Experience working with data issues and databases
·        Creativity and problem-solving skills
·        Prior experience working with public indices is desirable, but not required.

The position will report jointly to the Director of the Foreign Policy Institute and the Senior Fellow responsible for the technical development of the Diplomatic Capacity Index.  The SRA will work up to 15 hours per week through the 2020 and 2021 school years to assist the FPI team in developing the DCI and positioning it for public distribution.

For more information on the DCI and SRA duties related to it, contact Jason C. Moyer at jmoyer@jhu.edu.


The Foreign Policy Institute (FPI) of The Johns Hopkins University’s Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) unites the worlds of scholarship and policy in the search for realistic answers to international issues facing the United States and the world. FPI serves as a platform for the Johns Hopkins SAIS community of students, faculty, and staff to connect to the broader Washington, DC policy community.

FPI seeks to bridge the worlds of policy and scholarship through research, education, and outreach initiatives for the Johns Hopkins SAIS and broader policy community. To this end, FPI manages research programs on issues shaping geopolitical change and global and national responses to that change; hosts special, fellow-driven projects on understudied and timely issues in international affairs; runs educational initiatives such as skills courses and executive education/professional development courses; and provides support to the Johns Hopkins SAIS community through a robust fellows program, a prestigious research assistant program, and special events.