Nonproliferation Jobs


Financial Officer

The Financial Officer at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS) under the guidance of CNS senior management is responsible for budget development, financial tracking and reporting for the Center as a whole and for its various projects and programs. The Financial Officer serves as a liaison between the Center and the Institute and Middlebury College on budget and financial issues. He/she reports to CNS Director. This is a full-time staff position.

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Postdoctoral/Sabbatical Fellow

During her/his year in residence in Monterey, the fellow will be expected to:
1) Publish a significant work in the field of nuclear, biological, or chemical weapons proliferation/terrorism or related delivery systems and strategies for their control
2) Participate in the general research activities of the Center.
3) Present CNS seminars in his/her area of specialization.

This is a term-limited, full-time position. Duration of the position is between 9 to 12 months.

The individual selected for the position is expected to begin work no later than September 2016, but could begin as early as March 2016.

Applications received by February 15, 2016, will receive priority screening, but later applications will also be considered.

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Research Associate,
Eurasia Nonproliferation Program (ENP)

Under the supervision of the Director of Eurasia Nonproliferation Program and the NTI Project Manager, the Research Associate will assist in the operations and implementation of activities tasked to and performed at CNS, as described in the duties below. This is a full-time (37.5 hours per week) staff position.

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Research Associate,
Export Control and Nonproliferation Program (XNP)

Under the supervision of the Program Director of CNS’ Export Control and Nonproliferation Program (XNP), the Research Associate will contribute substantively to the research, training, and educational activities of the program, as well as support administration and implementation of grant awards and associated projects. These activities will include: preparing educational materials and assisting with logistics for Export Control-related training and education programs, drafting grant proposals and applications, conducting original research, writing and editing reports as well as work plans and quarterly/annual implementation reports, and organizing workshops and similar events. The Research Associate will also help to manage the CNS Global Incidents and Trafficking Database and its associated annual report, produced for the Nuclear Threat Initiative, and related work at the tasking of the NTI Grant’s Senior Project Manager.

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Graduate Research Assistantships

Assistantships are only for students of the Monterey Institute of International Studies

Graduate Research Assistantships are work-study positions reserved for MIIS students currently enrolled in  classes. It offers students the opportunity to acquire on-the-job training with CNS experts and work on critical issues involving the proliferation of nuclear, chemical and biological weapons and ballistic missiles and strategies for their control. GRAs are paid on an hourly basis, at a starting wage of $9.00/hour. Students typically work 10-15 hours a week. The position is renewable contingent upon satisfactory academic progress and job performance.


Graduate Research Assistants for MIIS Students

James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS) in Monterey, CA

GRA positions offer part time work, up to 20 hrs/week at $9/hour

General GRA

GRAs will have the opportunity to work with CNS experts on various nonproliferation and arms control issues.

The work involves:

  • Editing, updating and drafting content for databases, website publications, fact sheets, and analytical issue briefs
  • Video editing and computer animations
  • Geospatial analysis and/or 3D modeling

Requirements:

  • Excellent writing, editing and researching skills in English
  • Excellent coordinating and organizing skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel

Desired Qualifications:

  • MANPTS/Nonproliferation Certificate student
  • Knowledge of and experience conducting research in the WMD nonproliferation field
  • Video editing (Final Cut Pro/Adobe Creative Cloud)
  • Experience working with international organizations
  • Familiarity with 3D modeling using SketchUp
  • Familiarity with geospatial imagery analysis using Google Earth
  • Familiarity with computer animation
  • Familiarity with social media and WordPress

To Apply:

  • Resume
  • Short writing sample
  • Cover letter specifying language skills and regions/topics of interest

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GRA in Geospatial Research

GRAs in Special Software Skills offer full time work, up to 37.5 hrs/week

GRAs will work with CNS experts to process and annotate satellite imagery, write background for case studies, engage the public on social media, and manage a WordPress website. Students who can demonstrate 1-2 years of satellite image processing, and/or web development experience will receive $15.00/hr as a starting salary.

Requirements:

  • Experience conducting open source research and analysis in the WMD nonproliferation field
  • Familiarity with Google Earth and major social media platforms (Twitter, Facebook)
  • Excellent writing and analysis skills

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience using ArcGIS, ERDAS Imagine or other image processing or GIS software
  • Science/engineering background
  • Advanced knowledge of an East Asian language (Korean, Chinese, etc.)

To Apply:

  • Resume
  • Purpose letter specifying relevant software skills and experience
  • Send to the contact person

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GRA in Special Software Skills

GRAs in Special Software Skills offer full time work, up to 37.5 hrs/week

GRAs will work with CNS experts on nonproliferation and arms control issues. The work involves video editing, computer animation, geospatial analysis, and/or 3D modeling for CNS projects.

Requirements:

  • Video editing (Final Cut Pro and/or Adobe Creative Cloud preferred)
  • Familiarity with 3D modeling in SketchUp
  • Geospatial imagery analysis using Google Earth
  • Familiarity with computer animation

Desired Qualifications:

  • MANPTS in Nonproliferation or Certificate students
  • Knowledge and experience conducting research in the WMD nonproliferation field

To Apply:

  • Resume
  • Purpose letter specifying relevant software skills and experience
  • Send to the contact person

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GRA for the East Asia Nonproliferation Program

GRAs will have the opportunity to work with CNS experts on various nonproliferation and arms control issues. Work involves editing, updating, and drafting content for CNS publications and sections of the Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI) website. GRAs are also required to perform other research and administrative tasks. View the full East Asia Nonproliferation Program GRA Job Description.

Requirements:

  • Experience conducting scholarly research on East, Southeast or South Asia
  • Excellent writing and analysis skills

Desirable Qualifications:

  • MANPTS/Nonproliferation Certificate student
  • Native/Fluent Chinese language skills
  • Knowledge of and experience conducting research in the WMD nonproliferation field
  • Experience working with international organizations
  • Familiarity with Google Earth and SketchUp
  • Familiarity with major social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn)
  • Science background

To Apply:

  • Resume
  • Policy-relevant writing sample
  • Purpose letter specifying language skills and regions/topics of interest
  • Send to the contact person

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GRA for the Eurasia Nonproliferation Program

GRAs will have the opportunity to work with CNS experts on various nonproliferation and arms control issues. Work involves editing, updating, and drafting content for CNS publications and sections of the Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI) website. GRAs are also required to perform other research and administrative tasks.

Requirements:

  • General knowledge of WMD nonproliferation issues
  • Excellent writing and analysis skills
  • Knowledge of and experience conducting scholarly research

Desirable Qualifications:

  • MANPTS/Nonproliferation Certificate student
  • Knowledge of and experience conducting research in the WMD nonproliferation field.
  • Familiarity with Russian and U.S. views & approaches to WMD proliferation threats, Russian nuclear posture & nuclear doctrine developments, HEU repatriation, illicit nuclear and radioactive materials trafficking, Central Asian Nuclear Weapons Free Zone, export controls in the former Soviet states, dismantlement of nuclear submarines, and other nonproliferation related issues.

To Apply:

  • Resume
  • Policy-relevant writing sample
  • Purpose letter specifying language skills and software package experience/familiarity
  • Send to the contact person

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GRA for the Nonproliferation Education Program

CNS Education Program GRA will work 10-15 hours per week with CNS Education Project staff members to help coordinate Education Program-related activities including the Critical Issues Forum (nonproliferation education project for high school students), Summer Undergraduate Internship Program, CNS visiting fellows program, and other education program- related activities. Roughly, research to administrative work ratio is 2:8.
Experience in WordPress is highly desirable.

→ View the full Nonproliferation Education Program GRA Job Description

Requirements:

  • Excellent writing, editing, and researching skills in English
  • Excellent coordinating and organizing skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel

Experience in the following is also desirable:

  • Blogging (WordPress, Tumblr)
  • General knowledge of WMD nonproliferation issues
  • Coordinating events
  • HTML, movie makers and other software
  • Major social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, etc.)
  • Video editing
  • Teaching and curriculum development

To Apply:

  • Resume
  • Send to the contact person

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