Junior Research Fellow

Full time
36 hours
Job type
Full time
Hours workweek
36 hours

The Netherlands Institute of International Relations 'Clingendael' is a leading think tank and academy on international affairs. Through our analyses, training and public debate we aim to inspire and equip governments, businesses, and civil society in order to contribute to a secure, sustainable and just world.

The Institute has three departments: Research, Academy and Corporate Staff. The Research Department is looking for a:

Junior Research Fellow

for 24 to 36 hours per week for 8 months with the possibility of extension.

Purpose of the position

The Clingendael Institute is currently looking for a talented, highly motivated Junior Research Fellow to assist with research activities and events in the field of Geopolitics of High-tech. Depending on projects also other research topics could be part of the assignment (e.g. EU external action, the EU’s climate policy). The Junior Research Fellow position falls in the EU & Global Affairs Unit, which consists of about 12 (senior, medior and junior) research fellows and several Associate Fellows and interns.


  • Research assistance for projects relating to the Geopolitics of High-Tech, in particular economic security, technological dependencies and supply chains restructuring, and digital connectivity-issues such as digital governance and standards, green and digital Europe, digital finance, and digital development cooperation. Focus on the Netherlands and EU action in the Transatlantic context and in the Indo-Pacific.
  • Assisting with the organisation of expert meetings, webinars, scenario  and other events, in particular contributing to practical organisation (i.e. communication with speakers, drafting invitations, etc).
  • Day-to-day project development and coordination, including support to acquisition and financial project management, publications, and marketing.

Qualifications required

  • MA (interdisciplinary: technological & International Relations focus, e.g. science, technology and society; science, business and innovation; human-computer interaction; cyber diplomacy; philosophy of technology).
  • Familiarity with EU institutions and experience in an international working environment is an advantage.
  • Proven research and writing skills.
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English.
  • Service-minded attitude (towards clients and colleagues) and project management skills.
  • Team player, but also capable of working independently on the basis of instructions.
  • Flexibility, capable of working under pressure and meeting deadlines.


  • Location: The Hague, the Netherlands.
  • This is a position for 24 to 36 hours per week for a period of eight months with the possibility of extension.  
  • Salary in line with requirements for this position (BBRA salary scale 8) based on relevant work experience.
  • Start: September 2022

Further information

Further information about the position can be obtained via e-mail from dr. Maaike Okano-Heijmans, senior research fellow ([email protected]). Further information about the procedure can be obtained from Thera Kosian, ([email protected]).


You can apply via the ‘Apply-now button at the top of this vacancy. Deadline for response is 14 August 2022.

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