Research is think tanks main function. It underpins their claim to legitimacy. But getting it right is harder than it sounds. Think tanks must address challenges as diverse as the research skills of their staff, the introduction of new research methods, peer review systems, etc.

These articles and resources offer an opportunity to explore these challenges as well as opportunities for think tanks’ research function.

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Data Science Lead

United Nations University

The Data Science Lead will play a central role in a fully funded, multimillion-dollar project to rapidly accelerate the global creation, exchange, and uptake of knowledge about modern slavery, human trafficking,...

May 12, 2017

Fellows and Senior Fellows

Institute for State Effectiveness

The Institute for State Effectiveness (ISE) is looking for qualified candidates to apply for positions of Fellow or Senior Fellow, to join ISE’s fiscal policy advisory team in field missions in Afghanistan...

May 17, 2017

Postdoctoral Researcher and Project Coordinator

The Graduate Institute Geneva

The Centre on Conflict, Development and Peacebuilding (CCDP) of the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies is looking to fill the position of Postdoctoral Researcher and Project Coordinator...

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IDEAS is recruiting a Research Associate for a new project on mobilizing women’s vote in the 2018 general elections. This is a full-time position based at the IDEAS office in Lahore and will require...

March 22, 2017

Associate Director, Data Analysis


The RSA is seeking an exceptional senior data analyst to support us in further developing our data capabilities as a leading think tank and social change organisation. You role will be to interpret and visualise a...

March 22, 2017

Research Officer (Urban Age Programme)

LSE Cities

LSE Cities is seeking to appoint a Research Officer to work on research preparations and development for the next Urban Age research programme, focusing primarily on the theme of the interface between formal and...

February 21, 2017

Evolving Think Tanks Short Course Series 2017


Building on lessons from 2016, in 2017 the On Think Tanks School has developed a new and longer series of Short Courses  especially tailored for the think tank community. These courses draw from over a decade of...

March 16, 2017

Data and Information Governance Officer

Nuffield Trust

The Nuffield Trust are looking for a Data and Information Governance Officer to effectively administer their research data and our information governance procedures with a role in the design and continual improvement...

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Researchers (Urban Age Programme)

LSE Cities

  LSE Cities is seeking a Researcher/s to assist the existing team with preparations and development for the next Urban Age research programme, focusing primarily on the theme of the interface between formal...

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