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Main tasks

  • You will become a member of CEPS’ staff and work in the JHA unit;
  • You will conduct research activities in the field of the EU Area of Freedom, Security and Justice policies or Justice and Home Affairs;
  • You will participate in international research teams that carry out projects for the European Commission and other funding organisations;
  • You will assist with ongoing research activities and carry out independent research;
  • You will assist in project-related activities and the organization of events;
  • You will follow policy developments and research debate in own field of research;
  • Assist in project management/administration of projects;
  • You will assist in the acquisition of new research projects.

Your background and qualifications

  • Holding a Masters Degree (M.A. or LL.M) in law, social sciences or political science. Specialization in the EU Area of Freedom, Security and Justice policies or Justice and Home Affairs law or holding a PhD would be an asset;
  • Being very familiar with, and show writing skills on, EU affairs and particularly Justice and Home Affairs law;
  • Ability to work independently and in a team;
  • You are able to critically read and comment on research reports and academic publications;
  • You have a proven record of writing and presentation skills;
  • You are willing and able to organise, moderate and contribute to events at CEPS and its partners;
  • You are willing to assist in writing funding proposals and in carrying out externally funded projects;
  • You are familiar with the rules and procedures for research projects, including those financed by the European Commission under its Horizon 2020;
  • Excellent proficiency in English (at least another EU language would be desirable).

Your profile

  • You are eager to invest in building and maintaining a growing research network;
  • You are able to work in a research team involving junior and senior colleagues and can organise your own activities;
  • You have a good understanding of the need to be outgoing and to use all possibilities of knowledge dissemination as a means of profiling your own work and that of the organisation;
  • You are able to handle stress, respect deadlines and are able to juggle multiple tasks and changing priorities;
  • You enjoy teamwork and are open to giving and receiving feedback;
  • You have, or are willing to develop insights into ongoing legislative and policy debates.

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