Researcher to the EU's Eastern Neighbourhood


is an independent national research institute functioning in conjunction with the Parliament of Finland that seeks to produce reliable and current knowledge on international political and economic relations and European Union affairs. The research work and expertise of the Institute support public policymaking and promote informed debate in Finland and internationally. 

The Finnish Institute of International Affairs is now seeking


to the EU's Eastern Neighbourhood and Russia Research Programme

The programme focuses on Russia's foreign and security policy, the country's internal political development, and the characteristics of its political system. Another focus area is the foreign policy and international standing of the EU's Eastern Partner countries (Ukraine, Georgia, Belarus, and Moldova among others).

The appointment will take effect in January 2014 at the earliest, and will run until the end of 2016 in line with the completion of the three-year programme period.

Applications are welcome from researchers in different stages of their research careers, both at doctoral and master's levels.

Successful performance in this position requires expertise in the subject area of the research programme, and readiness to work in a think-tank type community of researchers. An excellent disposition for teamwork and good English skills are advantages.

Applications are to be written in English. They must be addressed to the Director of the Institute and submitted to the Finnish Institute of International Affairs, PO Box 400, FI-00161 Helsinki, Finland (street address Kruunuvuorenkatu 4, Helsinki). Applications may also be submitted by e-mail to final deadline for applications is 10 January 2014, 4:15 p.m. Finnish time. Applications will not be returned.

Applications should include a CV (max. 5 pages) specifying the principal scientific qualifications and achievements and other evidence of competence and distinctions, and a separate list of publications. A preliminary research plan is also requested, indicating the research work that the applicant plans to carry out during the programme period.

Further details of the research work and other FIIA activities are available on our website at For more information please contact Programme Director Arkady Moshes, tel. +358 9432 7750 on 18 December at 2-4 pm or on 8 January at 2-4 pm, or e-mail