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Research Associate – China Power Project, CSIS

CSIS seeks a Research Assistant/Associate to join the China Power Project. The Research Assistant/Associate will primarily support the development of content for the ChinaPower website ( Key research areas include international affairs, Chinese foreign policy, and data analysis. Candidates should be motivated self-starters that enjoy a wide variety of analytical tasks. Less experienced candidates with stronger skillsets will be considered.


  • Assisting with the development of content for the ChinaPower website;
  • Researching and writing on issues related to China;
  • Monitoring issues concerning China’s international affairs;
  • Collecting, analyzing, and manipulating complex datasets;
  • Proofreading and editing.


  • Bachelor’s degree required;
  • Hold at least a 3.3 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) from an accredited U.S. institution or equivalent from a non-U.S. institution;
  •  Superb writing and editing skills;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of issues concerning Chinese foreign policy and international relations;
  • Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Excel/Google Sheets;
  • Experience with quantitative and qualitative analysis;
  • Ability to work independently and manage competing priorities;
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.

Strongly Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree;
  • Advanced proficiency in Mandarin Chinese;
  • Familiarity with website development and/or content management systems;
  • Experience with general-purpose statistical software (e.g. STATA, R, SPSS);
  • Working knowledge of SQL databases;
  • Background in data visualization.

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