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The Institute of International and European Affairs, a leading independent think-tank based in Dublin, Ireland, is seeking a full-time Senior Researcher for the research department. The successful candidate will manage the EU 27 Project reporting to the Director of Research.

To apply please send a CV and covering letter with the subject line ‘Future of Europe Senior Researcher’ to Fionnuala Keane at by Friday 1 March February 2019. Applications will be processed on receipt and interviews will be on a rolling basis from Monday 25 February until the position is filled.


Please read Responsibilities, Requirements and Application details below.



The main responsibilities of this position include:

  • Taking a leading role and managing implementation of our Future of EU27 project
  • Tracking Policy actions and proposals from the EU Institutions
  • Providing regular briefing notes on developments in the policy area and contributing to publications/writing policy papers
  • Organising programme of keynote addresses and workshops with high-level policy makers and thought leaders as part of the IIEA’s events programme
  • Liaising with group chair, members and minuting meetings



  • 1st class or high 2.1 post-graduate degree in related field such as European Studies, Law, Political Economy or Political Science
  • At least five years’ work experience in related field
  • Experience in project management
  • Excellent research and writing skills
  • Attention to detail, accuracy and efficiency
  • Ability to multitask and strong organisational skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to deal with high-level dignitaries
  • Editing and proofing skills


Application details:

  • To apply please send a CV and covering letter with the subject line “Future of Europe/Senior Researcher – Application” to Fionnuala Keane at by close of business on Friday 1 March 2019.
  • Please state your availability in your cover letter.