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Digital Sovereignty researcher position available now

The Institute of International and European Affairs, a leading independent think-tank based in Dublin, Ireland, is seeking a full-time Researcher to work on European Affairs including a specific focus on digital sovereignty in Europe.

The successful candidate will assist in the management of an events and research programme, with the involvement of a number of external stakeholders from both the public and private sector. The researcher will report to the Director of Research and Deputy Director of Research as part of a research team.


The main responsibilities of this position include:

  • Tracking significant developments, policy actions and proposals in the area of EU digital policy
  • Assisting in the organisation of a programme of keynote addresses, seminars and workshops with high-level policy makers and thought leaders as part of the IIEA’s events programme
  • Assisting in the coordination of a network of European stakeholders drawn from the public and private sectors.
  • Providing regular briefing notes on developments in the designated policy areas and contributing to publications/writing policy papers
  • Liaising with a working group chair as necessary
  • Liaising with relevant government departments and relevant organisations in Dublin, the EU and elsewhere


  • 1st class or high 2.1 post-graduate degree in related field such as European Studies, Law, Political Economy or Political Science
  • Strong knowledge of digital policy
  • Strong interest in European and International Affairs
  • 2-3 years’ work experience in a related field
  • Excellent research, writing, editing and proofing 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

Application details:

  • To apply please send a CV and covering letter with the subject line “Digital Sovereignty Researcher – Application” to Fionnuala Keane at by close of business on Monday 10 March 2021
  • Applications will be processed upon receipt and interviews will take on a rolling basis commencing the week of the 22nd March 2021 via Zoom.
  • This is a 1 year fixed-term contract
  • Please state your availability in your cover letter
  • Due to the expected volume of applications, we will only be able to respond to successful applicants