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ICPC - Analyst

ASPI’s International Cyber Policy Centre(ICPC) has an outstanding opportunity for a talented and proactive allrounder to join its growing 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, espionage & foreign interference, 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.

The ICPC is looking for someone who is an excellent writer and researcher and who is a team player - you will need to juggle multiple research projects that could span the range of topics listed above. This is not an entry level position. Analysts in ICPC have between 5-15 years’ relevant work experience and, depending on experience, are involved in stakeholder and project management, fundraising and the management of small teams.

We are looking for someone who has:

  • Exceptional writing and research skills
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct and produce research, and contribute collaboratively to other projects
  • The ability to initiate, set priorities and manage work requirements
  • The ability to engage with counterparts working on similar topics across government, academia and industry
  • Appropriate tertiary qualifications with strong academic achievement and research experience

Staff in APSI’s ICPC have diverse backgrounds and are usually involved in several projects at once. This individual will work to senior staff within the Centre. It is a busy and creative workplace that values its positive culture and flat hierarchy. There will be opportunities to both work in 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.

The successful candidate will be offered a remuneration package at a level aligned with their demonstrated skills and expertise. This is a contract position for an initial 1-year term with the option of extension.

At any one-time ASPI has multiple people working at the institute who are on secondments or unpaid leave from the Australian Public Service (APS). Similar arrangements - including secondments - 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.


Applications should be submitted by email to [email protected], no later than 12 July 2020 and should include the following:

  • A one-page letter that links your skills to the above requirements;
  •  A resume including names and contact details of two professional referees