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Cyber Research Analyst / Research Fellow – RUSI


Closing date: 30 April 2021

About RUSI

The Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) is one of the world’s leading research think-tanks in the fields of defence and security. We are seeking to appoint a high-calibre researcher, at either Research Analyst or Research Fellow level, to join the RUSI Cyber Research Group.

About the role

The RUSI cyber programme supports UK and international strategic responses to cyber challenges. Research is aimed at both policymakers and practitioners.

RUSI wishes to appoint a Research Analyst or Research Fellow. The successful applicant will support a research programme dedicated to exploring global cyber challenges. This includes work on national cyber strategies, UK cyber policy, the cyber threat landscape, and cyber resilience. RUSI’s cyber group operates as a collaborative team and, while the successful candidate will focus on specific projects, they will also need to work successfully in a team environment.

Duties and Responsibilities

The successful applicant will:

  • Produce and publish cyber-related research;
  • Participate in conferences, seminars and other events to showcase RUSI cyber research;
  • Design and deliver events and other activities that connect and develop our community, in close co-ordination with other researchers and the RUSI Events team;
  • Support research administration and communication activities, including routine correspondence with stakeholders and members;
  • Ensure that research projects are run effectively and efficiently, and achieve their desired outcomes; liaising with beneficiaries, partners and funders where appropriate.

Person Specification

The job holder should be able to demonstrate the following essential skills, knowledge and experience:

  • A track-record of working on cyber policy issues, particularly relating to the UK context;
  • Outstanding research skills (qualitative or quantitative);
  • A postgraduate qualification in a relevant field or equivalent professional experience;
  • A level of technical cyber security knowledge (desirable);
  • Able to produce clear, accurate and insightful written output, meeting the highest quality standards. This will include taking technical concepts and presenting them in language that is appropriate for policymakers;
  • Well-developed interpersonal and communication skills and be able to communicate complex material with clarity, both orally and in writing;
  • Be a collaborative team player who can work successfully as part of a team, while having the capacity to take forward your own work without the need for excessive supervision;
  • Highly motivated to develop new knowledge through original research and to apply new and existing knowledge to real-world problems;
  • Experience in project management and excellent organisational skills.

Whilst this is a remote role, there will likely be significant travel to our London office post Covid-19. It is expected that the successful candidate will need to be flexible with this arrangement.

 ***The above list of duties is not exhaustive. The post holder will be required to undertake such duties that may reasonably be expected within the scope and grade of the role***.   

We are unable to sponsor for work permit, the successful job holder will need the right to work in the UK and will be required to provide evidence.

Compensation and benefits

  • Salary range: £25,000 – £35,000 per annum, depending on skills and experience;
  • 25 days annual leave (rising with service);
  • Additional days off during Christmas -RUSI Christmas closure days;
  • Generous pension contributions at 6% employer contribution;
  • Season ticket loan;
  • Access to 24/7 Employee Assistance Programme;
  • Access to free access to RUSI’s world leading programme of events and conferences, research materials and library.

For further information about the role, job description, person specification, application process, and to apply, please click to apply.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 23:59, Friday 30 April 2021. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and the closing date may be brought forward earlier than advertised. Early application is encouraged.

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Job Details

Organisation: RUSI

Location: London / Currently remote

Salary range: £20,000 - £30,000, £30,000 - £40,000

Closing date: 30 April 2021

Contract type: Permanent

About the Organisation

The Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) is the world’s oldest and the UK’s leading defence and security think tank. Its mission is to inform, influence and enhance public debate on a safer and more stable world. RUSI is a research-led institute, producing independent, practical and innovative analysis to address today’s complex challenges.

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