The Henry L. Stimson Center, a nonpartisan policy research center, seeks a highly-motivated individual to join the team as a full-time Research Assistant/Associate (based on qualifications) for the Nuclear Safeguards and Partnerships in Proliferation Prevention Programs. The successful candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent and/or combination of education and professional experience related to nuclear and chemical non-proliferation and security to provide programming assistance for projects related to blockchain technology and nuclear safeguards, security and trade in dual-use chemicals, as well as for helping states increase their capacity to more effectively implement UN Security Council resolution 1540 and make more effective requests for assistance in order to prevent the spread of nuclear, radiological, chemical, and biological weapons and their means of delivery.

The position involves significant components of research and projects in the field of nuclear safeguards and proliferation prevention, including a range of actors such as government, industry, academia and civil society. The position operates with time split between the Nuclear Safeguards Program (50%) and Partnerships in Proliferation Prevention Program (50%).

Essential Responsibilities

  • Strong research, analysis, writing, and editing skills, including experience in archival research;
  • Network with relevant individuals and institutions fostering the exchange of ideas and building issue consensus;
  • Develop and consistently expand knowledge of nuclear safeguards and implementation of UN Security Council resolution 1540 (2004);
  • Coordination of Nuclear Safeguards Program and Partnerships in Proliferation Prevention Program events, including managing logistics for meetings, press conferences, seminars, and other special events;
  • Proofread and copy-edit publications;
  • Act as a liaison to project committees and external audiences;
  • Maintain project websites;
  • Coordinate media outreach including mass mailings and information requests;
  • Represent Stimson at meetings and related events;
  • Provide administrative support;
  • Provide support for significant components of research and/or advocacy projects of assigned areas in non-proliferation;
  • Draft written correspondence and documents including, but not limited to, issue briefs, press releases, analytical pieces and articles for the web;
  • Monitor current news and other research developments in non-proliferation and emerging tech/blockchain applications; and
  • Perform other duties as required.



  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in international relations, international security, and law, international assistance, computer science, information technology, or basic nuclear/radiological or chemical engineering. Master’s degree candidates are encouraged to apply.
  • Strong interest in emerging technology, particularly blockchain tech.
  • Strong interest in multidisciplinary and innovative solutions to nuclear and chemical proliferation challenges.
  • Excellent attention to detail and a commitment to high-quality work.
  • Flexibility to work effectively both independently and as part of a team.
  • Knowledge of WordPress and Google Analytics.
  • Knowledge about blockchain technology is preferred, but not essential.


Application Requirements: submit your resume, cover letter, and writing sample as PDF documents.