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The Finnish Institute of International Affairs (FIIA) is an independent research institute attached to the Parliament of Finland producing high-quality and topical information on international relations and European Union affairs. The research work and expertise of the Institute support public policymaking and promote informed debate in Finland and internationally.

The Finnish Institute of International Affairs (FIIA) is now seeking


in its EU’s Eastern Neighbourhood and Russia research programme

The successful candidate will have in-depth knowledge on

Russian foreign policy and Russia’s global role

The appointment will be made until the end of the year 2019.

The applicant should hold a doctorate or master’s degree and must, through previous academic and public activities, have demonstrated his/her competence. The FIIA accepts educational qualifications and relevant working experience acquired in Finland or abroad. In addition, excellent teamwork and language skills (English and Russian) are highly valued, as well as readiness to contribute to both academic and policy debate on the subject of study through publications and conferences inside and outside Finland. We also require the readiness to relocate to Finland for the whole duration of the contract.

Applications should be written in English and include a CV specifying the principal scientific qualifications and achievements, other evidence of competence and distinctions and a separate list of publications. Applications should also include a research plan of maximum 2 pages on the research undertaken during the appointment period. The application documents should be sent to the FIIA either by mail (The Finnish Institute of International Affairs, P.O. Box 400, 00161 Helsinki, Finland) or via e-mail ( The application must reach us by 24 October 2016 at 4:15 PM local time. Late applications will not be considered. The application documents will not be returned.

For further information please contact Programme Director Arkady Moshes + 358 9 432 7750 on the 18th of October at 11 am-1 pm local time or by e-mail