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Expression of Interest for ICPC Senior Analyst or Analyst - China

ASPI’s International Cyber Policy Centre (ICPC) is looking for exceptional and experienced China-focused senior analysts or analysts to join its centre. 

ASPI is an independent, non-partisan think tank that produces expert and timely advice for the Indo-Pacific’s strategic, defence & policy leaders. The ICPC is a large centre within ASPI comprising of approximately 30 staff that work on a broad range of topics including traditional cyber-security challenges, foreign interference & espionage, emerging and critical technologies, information operations and online disinformation, cyber-capacity building in the Indo-Pacific, and issues related to surveillance, satellite analysis and human rights.

This role will focus on original research and analysis centred around the (growing) range of topics which our ICPC China team work on. (ICPC’s research can be found here). Our China team produces some of the most impactful and well-read policy-relevant research in the world, with our experts often being called upon by politicians, governments, corporates and civil society actors to provide briefings and advice. 

Candidates must have:

  • Outstanding open-source research and writing skills
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct and produce research, work as part of a team and contribute collaboratively to projects
  • The ability to initiate, set priorities and manage multiple work requirements
  • The ability to engage with and brief senior leaders across Parliaments, governments, civil society and the business community
  • The ability to think creatively and generate new research ideas and policy options
  • Full working rights to work in Australia
  • The ability to work in-person from ASPI’s Canberra office

Other desirable skills include:

  • The ability to manage small teams of China researchers to deliver projects to deadline
  • The ability to engage with stakeholders and raise research funding that could support future projects and programs of work

Staff in APSI’s ICPC have diverse backgrounds and are usually involved in several projects at once. It is a busy and creative workplace that values its culture. There will be opportunities to work in both a collaborative team environment and work on solo projects. There will also be opportunities to pitch and fundraise for new projects this individual may be passionate about.

Analysts usually have at least 5 years, often 7-10 years’ of work experience. Senior analysts usually have a minimum of 15 years relevant work experience and, in addition to research, they take on a leadership role in the centre and tend to be involved in staff and project management, fundraising and stakeholder engagement. The successful candidate will be offered a remuneration package at a level aligned with their demonstrated skills and expertise.

At any one-time ASPI has multiple people working at the institute who are on unpaid leave or secondments from the Australian Public Service (APS). Similar arrangements - can be negotiated in this instance pending approval from the APS department/agency.

ASPI promotes a workplace that actively seeks to include, welcome and values unique contributions of all people. The institute strongly encourages people from diverse cultural backgrounds including applicants from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds to apply. The position can be flexible to suit the successful applicant, including part time working arrangements.

EOIs will be accepted on an ongoing basis over the next 12 months. Applicants are encouraged to submit their EOI as soon as possible. Applications should include:

  • A one-page letter that links your skills to the above requirements
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Ability to provide details of 2 professional referees if requested
  • Please submit expressions of interest to [email protected]

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.