Open Positions at MERICS


The Mercator Institute for China Studies (MERICS) offers four positions for international research associates in different research areas of contemporary China: Foreign and Security Policy; Society and Domestic Politics; Economy and Economic Policy; European China Policy. We would sincerely appreciate, if you could share and forward the attached call for applications.
Suitable candidates have a keen interest in nuanced, policy-oriented research on China, providing insights to the broader public and informing decision-makers in politics, business and society. We are looking for dedicated applicants with outstanding analytical skills and the ability to clearly communicate complex matters to different audiences. Candidates need to be able to familiarize themselves with new topics quickly. A high degree of flexibility as well as a strong capacity for team work are prerequisites for working at MERICS.

We offer excellent research conditions and a very stimulating working atmosphere in a dynamic multi-disciplinary team.

If your qualifications satisfy these criteria we are looking forward to your application. It should include a Letter of Motivation, Curriculum Vitae, indication of salary expectations and your earliest possible starting date. Please send your application in one single PDF-document of max. 15 pages until 31 March 2016 to Sabine Mokry ( ).

For more information on the respective application criteria for each position, see:

MERICS is a research and analysis institute based in Berlin and established in 2013. It is one of the largest international think tanks for policy-oriented research into and knowledge of contemporary China.