Diplomat Risk Intelligence

Careers

Diplomat Risk Intelligence (DRI), the research and consulting division of The Diplomat magazine, is inviting applications for two open positions. With senior staff presence in India, Japan, and the United States, DRI provides research-based solutions for a range of geopolitical, security, economic, and technological challenges in front of governments, businesses, and non-profits in the Asia-Pacific.

Selected candidates will contribute to DRI’s product lines, including regular publications, and will report to the Director of Research. Both positions require proactive individuals who can work under tight deadlines with minimal supervision. Candidates must apply by November 19, 2021, by sending a two-page resume and cover letter expressing their interest and suitability for the position to [email protected].

Note that these are full-time (40 hours/week) positions; DRI, therefore, is unable to consider candidates currently enrolled in any academic program. While selected individuals will work remotely, DRI is only able to consider applicants from New Delhi and elsewhere in India’s National Capital Region or willing to relocate there.

Selected candidates are expected to join on December 6, 2021.

Research Analyst (Quantitative)

Responsibilities

  • Identify appropriate sources of quantitative data for various DRI projects
  • Monitor key economic and financial data sources from across the Asia-Pacific
  • Collate data from various sources and prepare clean data sheets for statistical analyses
  • Conduct statistical analyses and data visualization
  • Assist with day-to-day administrative responsibilities of the Director of Research

Requirements

  • Master’s degree in economics, statistics, mathematics, computer science, or other quantitative disciplines
  • Strong academic record
  • One-three years’ experience in think tanks or private sector in a similar role
  • Fluency in R or another statistical language or package and excellent data visualization skills

Salary

Salary comparable to remuneration for equivalent think tank and/or private sector roles

Research Assistant

Responsibilities

  • Conduct background research for a range of DRI products
  • Monitor key sources of news, including media outlets and government websites
  • Assist with collating information related to specific projects across sources and domains into written briefs
  • Fact-check and proof-read product drafts

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in any of the social sciences or history. Master’s degree preferred
  • Strong academic record
  • Impeccable command of written English
  • Familiarity with key Asia-Pacific political and security issues

Salary

Salary comparable to remuneration for equivalent think tank and/or private sector roles