2 Job Vacancies in The Centre for European Policy Studies

Publish Date: Feb 06, 2013

Deadline: Mar 15, 2013

The Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS), one of the world’s Top 10 think tanks, in cooperation with the Academic Swiss Caucasus Net (ASCN), is looking for

2 Research Assistants – “EU Neighbourhood, Foreign and Security Policy”

The posts are scheduled to start on 1 October 2013 and are limited to a six-month period. The Research Assistants will work under the supervision of Prof. Steven Blockmans and contribute to the work of CEPS’ EU Foreign Policy Programme by:

  • Providing research assistance for on-going projects on European neighbourhood, foreign and security policies
  • Collecting and cataloguing relevant materials for the CEPS European Neighbourhood Watch newsletter
  • Assisting in the organisation of events (workshops, roundtables, webinars, etc.)
  • Participating in events held by other organizations and taking minutes
  • Support in maintaining and updating the programme’s network
  • Contributing to other on-going activities of the programme

The Research Assistants will also get supervision on their PhD project.


  • National and permanent resident of Armenia or Georgia
  • Maximum 30 years old at the time of the scheduled start date (1 October 2013)
  • PhD candidate in political science in a Georgian or Armenian university, with a dissertation project related to EU foreign policy
  • Excellent understanding of EU foreign and security policy institutions and decision-making with the focus on, inter alia, the ENP and EaP
  • Excellent English writing and presentation skills are essential
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to work independently

The Research Assistants will be fully integrated into CEPS staff and will get a salary. Travel and visa expenses will be covered. CEPS offers a stimulating work environment of more than 50 colleagues of some 20 nationalities, based in the heart of Brussels.

Candidates should send a short cover letter (max. 1 page), a CV (including own publications, as well as the name and contact details of at least two referees), a letter of affiliation from their university (confirming registration as a PhD student), a copy of their passport and a short overview of their PhD project (max. 5 pages, including abstract, research question(s), methodology, draft table of contents, and list of relevant publications) by e-mail to:applications@ceps.eu and jan.kreuels@ascn.ch with the following email subject: CEPS/ ASCN Research Assistant.

Interviews will be held in Yerevan and Tbilisi on 23-26 April 2013.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. We kindly ask applicants not to follow up applications by telephone.

For further information, please contact: Mr. Hrant Kostanyan (hrant.kostanyan@ceps.eu), CEPS Associate Research Fellow.

The 2 positions are financed by ASCN.

More details here.


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