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Senior Research Manager – ISD Germany

Institute for Strategic Dialogue

Closing date: 23 April 2021


The Senior Research Manager (Germany) is a new senior role in ISD’s Germany’s Berlin office. The successful candidate will lead a team of analysts and researchers to deliver world-class digital research outputs in Germany before, during and following the German Federal Elections 2021. They will lead a cutting-edge project and coordinate ISD’s network of partner research and policy organisations in Germany on issues relating to extremism, disinformation and hate speech online.

The post holder will oversee digital research investigations in Germany to align with ISD’s broader strategic objectives and connect with ISD’s international teams and represent ISD’s Digital Analysis Unit in Germany through media appearances and representation at policy events and expert events. They will also build out and represent ISD’s Digital Analysis Unit through fundraising and programme development in Germany, in collaboration with the Executive Director.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Significant experience and knowledge of online analytical tools and approaches, including but not limited to natural language processing, network mapping and OSINT
  • Substantial experience in designing methodologies and leading teams in identification of online disinformation and manipulation campaigns
  • Strong project and research management capabilities and a entrepreneurial approach to fundraising and development
  • Great team management skills (remote, international, virtual)
  • Exceptional written and spoken English and German – professional standard bilingual abilities are essential.  Experience in media representation and/or policy representation at a high level is desirable

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Application process

To apply, please send a one-page cover letter addressing your interest in and suitability for the position, and an up-to-date CV (no more than 2 pages) including salary expectations to [email protected]

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Job Details

Organisation: Institute for Strategic Dialogue

Location: London / Remote

Salary range: Competitive

Closing date: 23 April 2021

Contract type: Temporary

About the Organisation

The Institute for Strategic Dialogue (ISD) is an independent, non-profit organisation dedicated to safeguarding human rights and reversing the rising tide of polarisation, extremism and disinformation worldwide.

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