Research Fellows

The Henry Jackson Society (HJS) is the UK’s boldest suppose tank and policy-shaping power, consistently forward of the curve on the large problems with worldwide and home significance, and we’re increasing. We’re on the lookout for new Analysis Fellows to hitch us on the subsequent stage of our organisational journey, which has already taken us to the standing of a family title within the worldwide political and media constellation.

When HJS was based again in 2005, the worldwide atmosphere was very totally different to what it has grow to be right this moment. Over that point, the threats to the free world internationally and to free societies domestically have multiplied, however there was one fixed: HJS’s willingness and skill to battle for the rules and alliances which preserve societies free – working throughout borders and occasion strains to fight extremism, advance democracy and basic human rights, and make a stand in an more and more unsure world.

Our work divides into two essential streams: securing our societies at residence, and advancing the free world abroad. We’re at the moment in search of researchers to develop our domestically-focused work, which addresses threats to free societies throughout the West. Our current analysis centres that fall beneath this stream are the Centre on Radicalisation and Terrorism and the Centre for Social and Political Danger. 

What we’re on the lookout for

In an effort to meet our formidable agenda and to reinforce our current capabilities, we’re in search of full-time analysis fellows based mostly in London who’re keen on contributing to our work on social cohesion, terrorism and extremism. These positions will embrace all kinds of duties and a possibility to contribute to one of the vital incisive analysis groups within the thinktank world, and to construct your personal media and political profile. People with related experience who’re keen on working with HJS on an ad-hoc or freelance foundation ought to enquire individually about our affiliate fellow programme.

We’re on the lookout for motivated, impartial researchers, with a background in public coverage, academia, danger evaluation and/or journalism, who will be capable of handle their very own analysis tasks from conception via to remaining publication. You’ll be able to developing with your personal revolutionary concepts for analysis tasks in addition to being amenable to being assigned HJS analysis agenda tasks. You’ll need to have the ability to help in organisation-wide analysis tasks on an ad-hoc foundation, work effectively to publishing and media deadlines, create fast response items at brief discover and be capable of produce a variety of fabric for the HJS web site, in-house makes use of and exterior publications.

You should have writing and communications expertise, in addition to expertise with broadcast media. Additionally, you will be anticipated to develop self-sufficiency on your work stream financially, so some previous examples of your means to generate mission funding or donations will show useful in your utility. Above all although, we would like you to be obsessed with our points and hungry to make a distinction within the public coverage world – recognising that this isn’t a traditional 9-5 job the place you turn off when you flip off your laptop computer as a result of (a) you don’t need to and (b) you perceive that this isn’t how the coverage world works. The rewards, each professionally and personally are huge, as our current and previous researchers are shining examples of, however they require dedication and dedication to realize.

Be part of us – and assist make historical past. 

Principal Duties

  • To conceptualise, plan and execute a collection of thrilling analysis tasks over the course of every yr, full with deliverables, making certain compliance with good apply in relation to the conduct of analysis;
  • To conduct your personal prime quality analysis and writing, together with contributing to drafting funding bids and proposals;
  • To proof and edit analysis output;
  • To have interaction in public talking and media commentating;
  • To make sure media placement of the Society written output in affiliation with colleagues and monitor the frequency and high quality of this output, along with third occasion references to analysis;
  • To develop a community {of professional} contacts inside your subject of experience;
  • To fundraise/safe grants to assist your work;
  • To advertise your work and signify your self-discipline and the work of HJS internally and externally, and to behave as a part of the HJS household in supporting colleagues doing the identical;
  • To work from the HJS Westminster workplace Mon-Weds and from residence Thurs-Fri. 

Individual Specification


  • A post-graduate diploma in worldwide relations, politics, economics, historical past or associated disciplines or equal skilled expertise;
  • Assured writing and talking expertise, and expertise of speaking analysis and coverage suggestions to quite a lot of audiences;
  • Demonstrable experience in subjects referring to HJS’s home analysis on terrorism, extremism and social cohesion;
  • Expertise in policy-oriented analysis, demonstrated by a observe file of publications and stories;
  • Wonderful mission administration expertise and demonstrated means to handle time, prioritise workload and work to fast-paced deadlines;
  • Skill to take duty for and work independently on particular mission duties as agreed with mission administrators;
  • Skill to conduct analysis on a comparative and worldwide foundation;
  • Skill to speak with stakeholders from quite a lot of backgrounds;
  • Skill to independently analyse and analysis advanced concepts, ideas or theories on key points in home or worldwide safety fields;
  • Skill to work effectively beneath strain and to multi-task;
  • Willingness to collaborate on blended methodology analysis;
  • Skill and dedication to collaborative and crew working;
  • Exhausting-working and motivated with exacting consideration to element;
  • Sturdy analytical expertise;
  • Proficiency in MS Workplace instruments;
  • Sympathy with our beliefs anticipated.


  • PhD;
  • Fundraising or profitable grant-writing expertise;
  • Quantitative expertise in statistical or information evaluation;
  • Arabic, Urdu, Pashto, Farsi, Russian, Mandarin, Cantonese, or one other regional language could be a bonus if making use of with an experience the place the suitable language could be thought-about useful;
  • Understanding of public, worldwide, or counter-terrorism regulation and the establishments that uphold and adjudicate upon it;
  • Expertise of working with policymakers. 


£25-55k, depending on expertise and profession degree. For instance, a junior researcher could be anticipated to earn £25-35k, a mid-level one £35-45k, and a senior £45-55k. 

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Please full the web kind, supplying particulars out of your CV and a canopy letter which incorporates why you’d be good for this position and your wage expectations, in addition to hyperlinks to any printed or broadcast content material you want to provide through the ‘Apply‘ button above.  

Deadline – Friday 29th  September, 2023

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