Research assistant for the Finnish Institute of International Affairs


The Finnish Institute of International Affairs is a research institute whose mission is to produce high quality, topical information on international relations and the EU. The Institute realizes its aims by conducting research as well as by organizing domestic and international seminars and publishing reports on its research and current international issues. The Institute also publishes a journal, Ulkopolitiikka (Finnish Journal of Foreign Affairs) and maintains a specialized library.

The Institute is looking for a (1) research assistant. The applicants should hold a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in a relevant field, and demonstrate a strong interest in further developing their research skills.

Demonstrated ability in using Chinese-language material in research is a requirement, and previous working experience as a research assistant is considered an additional asset. We accept educational qualifications and relevant working experience acquired in Finland or abroad. Excellent communication skills in English (the working language of the Institute) are required. Knowledge of Finnish is needed, and Swedish will be considered an additional asset. Teamworking skills are highly valued.

We offer you an inspiring working atmosphere, compelling work assignments, and the support and opportunity to develop your skills.

The appointment will take effect from January 1st 2023, and the contract will be made for one year. The contract can be extended after the first year.

The application should be written in English and include a cover letter and CV. Applications which do not fulfill the requirements will not be taken into consideration. If requirements are not fulfilled, the Institute asks applicants to refrain from applying.  

You can send your application to the Institute either by post (Finnish Institute for International Affairs, P.O. Box 425, 00101 Helsinki) or by e-mail ( The deadline for the applications is October 3 at 16:00 (EET). Applications that are late will be ignored. Applications and attachments will not be returned.

For more information on the Institute, see our website at

More information about the position: Research Professor Mikael Mattlin,, +358 9 432 77 55, Tue 27.9 at 14-15 and Wed 28.9. at 14-15.


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