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Southeast Asia researcher

The Lowy Institute is seeking a high-performing researcher specialising to conduct research on the major strategic, economic and political developments in Southeast Asia. The Institute is particularly interested in candidates with the relevant expertise and language skills to pursue a focus on Indonesian politics and foreign policy, but we will consider candidates with other Southeast Asian research specialties.

The researcher will conduct their own research and coordinate external research expertise. In addition, the role includes managing a program of events, conducting outreach activities, and providing commentary in the Australian and international media. The researcher will liaise with a range of stakeholders, including government, non-government organisations and the corporate sector.

Candidates will need to demonstrate a strong record of achievement in research in the academic, public or corporate sectors. Candidates should be dynamic and self-starting individuals with excellent analytical and communications skills and confident presentation. They will be articulate English speakers with strong experience in media commentary. They should be clear and expressive writers, with strong interpersonal skills, strong organisational skills and significant project management experience.

The successful candidate will join the organisation for a period of twelve months at a level commensurate with experience, and with salary and benefits set accordingly.

We are interested to hear from a diversity of high calibre individuals with something unique to offer. To apply, please send your CV and cover letter to Applications close on 23 May.