Senior Researcher

Posted 01 March 2022
Salary£34,500-£43,500
LocationLondon
Job type Permanent
DisciplineCyber Defence
Reference32863
Contact NameJosh Keeley

Job description

We have a very unique opportunity to join a ThinkTank, supporting the build of a Threat Intelligence team in London. Backed bill the Bill Gates Foundation, this ThinkTank are doing amazing things across climate change, financial sustainability and general geo-pol issues around the world.

 

The purpose of the role is to provide research, investigations and analysis to underpin strategic assessments of barriers and threats preventing rapid economic and political climate action, and support development of responsive strategies to disrupt, prevent and remove such barriers and threats across a range of issues, geographies and sectors.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Conduct research, investigate and assess a range of activities, networks and barriers operating to prevent rapid climate action in key economies, sectors and political venues

  • Contribute to analytical direction and suggest research priorities, identifying new thematic areas of importance to the team for further investigation, assessment and development of responsive strategies.

  • Track, monitor, and assess new and emerging issues and potential threats

  • Support the design, set up and maintenance of effective database, intelligence and information systems to provide analytical and research capability underpinning the team’s work

  • Develop a strong understanding and practical knowledge of the intelligence cycle, source evaluation and techniques used to ensure objectivity, actionability and relevance of the intelligence product; proactive in identifying intelligence gaps.

  • Continuously build knowledge of valuable online sources and mine new ones, building a source network across the online and human domains

  • Prepare clear and accessible written research and analytic outputs to inform strategies, communications, briefings, reports and presentations to stakeholders

  • Prepare and contribute to communications products such as presentations, briefings and reports for internal, network and external use 

 

Education/Qualifications:

  • 3-4 years’ professional experience and keen interest in two or more of the following areas: international relations, climate change politics and policy, intelligence, cyber, data science

  • Able to develop new arguments and strategies through self-led research and evidence-based analysis

  • Experienced conducting open-source intelligence (OSINT) through investigation or assessment in a professional setting, including a baseline knowledge of the intelligence lifecycle

  • Demonstrable interest and understanding of geopolitical issues and developments, with the ability to forecast and anticipate trends against the wider context, showing an aptitude for understanding drivers and capabilities of certain behaviour or actions

  • Experience working in the online space looking at issues such as information warfare targeting and tactics, mis/disinformation and cyber threats.