Research Assistant

The Council on Geostrategy is the United Kingdom’s newest think tank. We are an independent non-profit organisation situated in the heart of Westminster. We focus on an international system increasingly defined by geopolitical competition and the environmental crisis.

Our vision is a strong Britain, working closely with allies and partners, to uphold an open international order – for a more secure and prosperous future. We focus on geopolitics and environmental security, as well as ways to strengthen the scientific, technological and industrial base and commercial prowess of the United Kingdom and other free and open countries.

Having developed quickly over the past few months, we are looking to expand our team with a Research Assistant.


The Council on Geostrategy seeks to appoint a highly motivated and well organised Research Assistant with excellent research skills to our growing team. The successful applicant will be interested in one or more of the following areas:

  • Science and technology;
  • Infrastructure and industry;
  • International trade; 
  • Environmental security;
  • Geopolitics;
  • Britain’s role in the world.

The Research Assistant will be an integral part of the team, working hand-in-hand with the Director of Research and other colleagues to produce, promote and disseminate research and expertise to key stakeholders in Westminster and Whitehall, as well as to the wider public.


  • Reviewing and formatting research drafts, including footnotes and references;
  • Identifying relevant research funding opportunities;
  • Engaging with the Council on Geostrategy’s Associate Fellows;
  • Organising roundtable seminars and other research-focused events;
  • Undertaking research in support of the Council on Geostrategy’s staff and Associate Fellows;
  • Providing media commentary and articles for newspapers, magazines, journals and other similar publications;
  • Any other appropriate tasks as set by the Director of Research.


  • Graduate (with a classification of at least 2.1 or equivalent) or postgraduate degree (or equivalent) in International Relations, Geopolitics, Environmental Security, International Economics, or equivalent field;
  • Excellent attention to detail;
  • Ability to organise efficiently;
  • Good writing and communication skills;
  • Strong aptitude for Information Technology applications;
  • Team worker with a proactive inclination and positive attitude;
  • Supportive of the Council on Geostrategy’s vision and mission.




  • 20 days leave excluding bank holidays (increasing with length of service);
  • Flexible working;
  • Company sick pay.


£24,000 (gross) per annum.

Expected starting date

January 2022.

Closing date 

3rd January 2022. Successful candidates will be invited for an interview on a rolling basis and early applications are encouraged.

Application process

  • Application Form (including submission of a 1-2 page Curriculum Vitae in PDF format).

Equal opportunities

The Council on Geostrategy is an equal opportunities employer.