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Department of Politics and International Studies (POLIS)


The Department of Politics and International Studies is accepting applications for the following roles:

Research Associate AI & Geopolitics Project (Fixed term)

Applications are invited for a Research Associate position on a new Bennett Institute programme, the AI & Geopolitics Project (AIxGEO). This two-year position offers an excellent opportunity for a researcher with a background in relevant disciplines and a keen interest in global AI collaboration and governance to contribute to research at the intersection of artificial intelligence and geopolitics. The successful candidate will also represent the AIxGEO at external events and help to organise workshops and conferences with senior individuals across the AI and geopolitical field. Applications from candidates with backgrounds in any relevant disciplines, with experience in a variety of research methods, are invited.

Learn more about the role and apply here:

Application deadline: 11 December 2023

Research Associate x 3 (Fixed Term)

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 2 years in the first instance.

The Centre for Geopolitics (CfG), a research centre within the Department of Politics and International Studies at the University of Cambridge, invites applications for three two-year, fixed-term post-doctoral Research Associates to pursue historically minded work on statecraft and strategy with the new Ax:son Johnson Institute for Statecraft and Diplomacy (AJI), established by the Axel and Margaret Ax:son Johnson Foundation for Public Benefit.

Learn more about the role and apply here:

Application deadline: 08 January 2024

More information about Post-Doctoral Opportunities can be found under the Research heading on this page.

We particularly welcome applications from women and/or candidates from a BME background for this vacancy as they are currently under-represented in our department.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.