Position Detail Sr Research Assistant, Innovative Organizations, FPI

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  • Position Details:

    Hours/Week: 10 HRS
    Hourly Rate: $20.00
    Expires: Aug 31, 2021

    Campus : Washington DC
  • Job Contact Info:

  • itlong@jhu.edu

Sr Research Assistant, Innovative Organizations, FPI Position

Job Description

The SAIS Foreign Policy Institute (FPI) is seeking a part-time research assistant (RA) to join FPI faculty, staff, and consultants on a major new research project that is looking at organizational effectiveness in addressing complex problems and long-term thinking. The immediate context is with regard to U.S.-China relations, emerging technology norms, and long-term geopolitical futures.


·        Current Johns Hopkins graduate
·        Strong interest in long-term thinking and complex problems
·        Familiarity with think tanks and policy analysis community
·        Creative, lateral thinker
·        Comfort and ability working independently and in a team
·        Excellent written and oral communication skills
·        Adaptability; willingness to join a research project in its early, “start-up” phase
·        Prior professional research experience (experience conducting research for a major publication or at a think tank is preferred)
·        Impeccable sourcing and citation

·        Cover letter
·       CV or resume
·        Please address the following question in 250 words or less:   What was the most innovative organization of the 20th century and why?
 ·        One past writing sample