The Center for Security Studies (CSS) at ETH Zürich is a center of competence for Swiss and international security policy. It offers security policy expertise in research, teaching, and consultancy.
At present, the Center is seeking to hire
Senior Researcher focusing on Nuclear Policy (100%)
We are looking for a highly motivated researcher with a flair for policy relevant work to develop an independent research project in the field of nuclear policy. In particular, we are interested in projects at the interface between technology and politics focusing on - for example - export controls, or safeguards and verification.

The successful candidates will have a PhD degree (or will be close to completion) in international relations / security studies. You possess good empirical knowledge of the field, excellent writing skills, passion for research and have an independent and well-organized working style. Beyond this, the interest and ability to work in an international team is essential.
We offer a multifaceted and intellectually stimulating position at a renowned university with a motivating English-speaking environment for a maximum of nine years.
We look forward to receiving your online application including a letter of interest explaining the skills and motivation you would bring to the post, a CV, one to two single-authored writing samples (e.g. an academic article, or thesis chapter) and a project plan (at minimum two pages long) for a 2-3 year independent research project until 15 October 2018.
Please note that we exclusively accept applications submitted through our online application portal. Applications via email or postal services will not be considered.

For further enquiries, please contact Dr. Myriam Dunn Cavelty at (no applications) and/or visit