RAND Europe is a not-for-profit policy research organisation. Our mission is to help improve policy- and decision-making through evidence-based research and analysis. We realise our mission by undertaking objective, balanced and relevant research, sharing the insights and information widely, and working in partnership with a range of clients and collaborators.
RAND Europe has offices in Cambridge and Brussels, and employs approximately 140 researchers: just over half of our research staff have doctorates with the balance holding other post-graduate degrees. Our work lies on the continuum between that of universities and consultancies, combining the academic rigour of universities and the professional, task orientated approach of consultancies. In addition to our strong ethos of evidence-based research, RAND Europe is a values-driven organisation, and our experience shows that our most successful researchers closely align their behaviours with our value set.
The Defence & Security (DS) research group conducts a wide-ranging portfolio of research for a diverse client base in the UK, Europe and beyond. Our clients include UK government departments (e.g. MOD, FCDO, Dstl, Cabinet Office, Home Office), EU institutions (e.g. European Commission, European Parliament), and international defence and security organisations (e.g. national defence departments across Europe, NATO, UN), and various third sector and humanitarian organisations
Given our impartiality and close relationship with government, we do not work for the defence industry, though we often work with them on MOD studies.
Our team’s work covers a broad range of public policy issue issues, including:
Researchers in the Defence & Security group originate from a diverse range of nationalities, disciplines and professional backgrounds including the military, ex-government employees, industry, consultancy and academia. There are many opportunities for career progression within RAND, for diversification of research working alongside the other groups within the organisation (we pride ourselves on our multi-disciplinary approach) and for collaboration across the wider RAND Corporation.
RAND Europe is looking for an experienced defence and security Research Analyst to develop, lead and deliver public policy research and analytical or educational wargames focused on the UK government, European Union and beyond. You will conduct collaborative research and wargaming activities in an intellectually stimulating, fast-paced and diverse working environment. You will directly inform government policy and decision-making at the highest levels and generate impact from your research for the public good. RAND Europe offers the chance to work on a variety of topics and teams, learning from a range of different colleagues, clients and collaborators.
You will be expected to conduct a variety of research, applying different methods and to support wider research group and corporate activity as required. We are especially looking for individuals able to help design and deliver wargames for both educational and analytical purposes (incl. seminar games, matrix games, table-top exercises and other types of manual or computer-assisted gaming methodology).
Specifically, the Analyst role will involve:
You will bring relevant professional research experience in one or more areas covered by the Defence & Security Research Group and you will have applied a broad range of research methods in either an academic or consultancy environment.
If you feel that you have the qualities to be a part of our team please submit an application via the RAND Europe’s online careers portal.
You application will need to consist of a CV and covering letter submitted as one document (only applications with both documents submitted will be considered).
Please note, if selected for interview a short writing sample may be requested.
Closing date for applications is Friday 16th June, if you have not received a response within one month of the closing date, your application has not been successful.
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