Careers

The latest career opportunities available at the Lowy Institute.

Careers


Southeast Asia researcher

The Lowy Institute is seeking a high-performing researcher specialising to conduct research on the major strategic, economic and political developments in Southeast Asia. The Institute is particularly interested in candidates with the relevant expertise and language skills to pursue a focus on Indonesian politics and foreign policy, but we will consider candidates with other Southeast Asian research specialties.

The researcher will conduct their own research and coordinate external research expertise. In addition, the role includes managing a program of events, conducting outreach activities, and providing commentary in the Australian and international media. The researcher will liaise with a range of stakeholders, including government, non-government organisations and the corporate sector.

Candidates will need to demonstrate a strong record of achievement in research in the academic, public or corporate sectors. Candidates should be dynamic and self-starting individuals with excellent analytical and communications skills and confident presentation. They will be articulate English speakers with strong experience in media commentary. They should be clear and expressive writers, with strong interpersonal skills, strong organisational skills and significant project management experience.

The successful candidate will join the organisation for a period of twelve months at a level commensurate with experience, and with salary and benefits set accordingly.

We are interested to hear from a diversity of high calibre individuals with something unique to offer. To apply, please send your CV and cover letter to recruit@lowyinstitute.org. Applications close on 23 May.


Climate change

The Lowy Institute, Australia’s leading international policy think tank, has a Research Fellow (climate change) position available as it embarks on a new initiative expanding its work on the increasingly complex challenges facing Indo-Pacific developing economies, including those in Southeast Asia, the Pacific, and South Asia.

To support this new program of work, we are recruiting a Research Fellow focused on climate change policy in Indo-Pacific developing economies. The precise focus of the role will depend on the expertise of the successful candidate however the Institute is particularly interested to hear from candidates with expertise in one or more of the following areas: renewable energy, climate finance, resilience and adaptation, and international climate policy as these relate to developing economies, especially those in the Indo-Pacific.

About the role

Under the overall guidance of the Institute’s lead economist, the Research Fellow will drive the Institute’s work on climate change policy in Indo-Pacific developing economies. They will lead policy research projects as well as contribute as a member within a collaborative and multidisciplinary team. In addition to producing original high impact policy research, the Research Fellow will also produce regular analysis and commentary on key policy issues and engage in outreach activities including events, podcasts, and media. Travel for research, events, and stakeholder engagement will also be involved.

About you

Candidates should demonstrate a strong capacity in the area of climate change finance and policy as this relates to developing economies and the ability to produce original research, insights, and policy ideas grounded in relevant experience in research, international development, government/policy, and/or industry. The successful candidate will have strong knowledge and familiarity with Indo-Pacific developing economies and/or the desire to develop this. Applicants of diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

We are interested to hear from a diversity of high calibre individuals with something unique to offer.

The successful candidate will join the organisation at a level commensurate with experience, and with salary and benefits set accordingly.

To apply, please send your CV and cover letter to recruit@lowyinstitute.org.

Interested candidates are encouraged to submit their application as soon as possible.

For additional information regarding the role please contact Lowy Institute recruitment via the email above or 02 8238 9000.