Job Description

The Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation and the Council for a Livable World are seeking a dynamic and creative Research Analyst to focus on nuclear weapons policy and defense spending. The ideal candidate will be a skilled and passionate professional with a background and interest in nuclear policy. Subject matter expertise in a particular region associated with nuclear policy is preferred. This job is located near Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.; telework is not an option.


Conduct research and policy analysis on our organizations’ priority issues, including U.S.-Russian strategic stability, regional proliferation threats, multilateral arms control, global nuclear modernization, nuclear security, missile defense, emerging weapons technologies and the Pentagon budget.
Produce fact sheets, scholarly articles, op-eds, policy briefs and other material on priority areas. Work with communications staff to develop accurate and compelling infographics and digital media items.
Participate in media interviews, including for online and print media, podcasts, and radio and television programs, as directed.
Provide operational support, including by assisting in the coordination and planning of public and private meetings, events and travel.
Support Congressional staff education efforts relating to nuclear policy matters.
Coordinate nuclear security education activities with the broader policy community.
Ably represent and clearly articulate the mission and vision of the organizations at community events and conferences.
Other responsibilities as assigned by the Senior Policy Director or the Executive Director.


Demonstrated interest in nuclear weapons policy.
Professional experience (including internships) with research, logistical planning, database maintenance, and other administrative support.
Outstanding organizational skills and attention to detail.
Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills.
Flexibility and willingness to work simultaneously on a wide range of tasks and projects.
Demonstrated ability to prioritize and manage multiple deadlines.


Bachelor’s degree required, as is a strong academic record.
Specialization in political science, international relations, or a related field is preferred.
One to two years of relevant work experience.
Must be authorized to work in the United States.


Salary commensurate with experience, in the range of $45,000.00 – $55,000.00; includes benefits package.

Application Procedure

Email cover letter, resume, brief writing sample, and two references by July 22, 2019 to
Please save your uploaded files into single pdf file. The title should be listed as follows: [First Name] [Last Name] – Research Analyst

No calls, please.