Chatham House Senior Research Fellow 2024 – Cyber Programme (Paid)

Chatham House, the Royal Institute of International Affairs, is one of the world’s leading independent policy institutes with a reputation for tackling the hardest problems of international relations that stretches back more than a century. The International Security Programme provides innovative, policy-relevant research in international security and defence issues. Seated within ISP, the Cyber Policy Portfolio (CPP) is a small team dedicated to providing analysis on cyber policy issues; working at the intersection of security and technology, we strive to provide in-depth understanding of the risks, opportunities and potential ways forward associated with the security of digital technology.


  • Expertise and experience in cyber policy issues and topics at the nexus of technology, international security, and politics within academic, business, or public policy contexts.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in research skills with practical policy applications; established as a researcher with experience in field research, adept use of research methodologies, desk research, and data analysis.
  • Proven ability to conduct and manage research studies, including supervising research communication activities and innovatively presenting research findings.
  • Exceptional writing skills to produce high-quality thought pieces and policy recommendations tailored for diverse audiences.
  • Successful track record in fundraising for research activities, involving engagement with potential donors and maintaining strong relationships with funders.
  • Editorial experience in managing, editing, or coordinating peer-reviewed pieces for journals or similar publications is highly desirable.
  • Leadership experience, including managing individuals and small teams, as well as supporting junior staff.
  • Proficiency in making well-informed decisions under pressure, quickly identifying key issues and selecting the most appropriate courses of action.
  • Outstanding communication skills with the ability to present information and arguments persuasively.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, serving as a key influencer and adept at building and managing relationships internally and externally.
  • Strategic problem-solving skills, understanding how the research agenda aligns with broader organizational strategy and societal frameworks.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks effectively, meet targets, and demonstrate excellent decision-making and judgment in project delivery.
  • Capability to work with complex topics and translate them into impactful content.
  • Collaborative mindset, interested in developing colleagues’ skills, and actively contributing to innovation within the wider team.


Benefits include approximately 37 days annual leave (inclusive of public holidays and Chatham House closure days), enhanced pension scheme, employee assistance programme, life assurance, and other benefits designed to suit your personal lifestyle. All of this, in a professional, engaging, and intellectually stimulating environment.

Salary: £60,000 per annum

Contract: Full-time, Permanent.

Location: Hybrid (Office/Home), minimum 2 days in the office per week.

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