Research Associate


The Center for Asia-Pacific Resilience and Innovation (CAPRI) is a nongovernmental, nonpartisan, international think tank. CAPRI’s mission is to enhance global resilience and promote innovative governance by drawing on the experiences of the Asia-Pacific region through comparative public policy research. Our interdisciplinary research at the intersection of health, economic growth, and environmental sustainability provides informed and insightful policy analysis to governments, leaders, media, and the public.

The Opportunity

We are looking for full-time Research Associates to undertake high-quality, applied interdisciplinary policy research on the most critical issues facing the Asia Pacific while working in an international team of highly motivated and globally minded staff.


Participate in CAPRI’s research projects and engagement activities

  • Work with other associates to design and implement CAPRI’s research projects
  • Author articles, reports, blog posts, and other pieces of writing independently and with colleagues to present CAPRI’s research
  • Facilitate coordination with CAPRI’s current partners to develop and execute joint research
  • Contribute to and develop CAPRI’s research agenda

Coordinate CAPRI’s convening activities

  • Contribute to the creative development and planning of public online and in-person events
  • Coordinate collaboration with research partners to develop joint events
  • Coordinate speaker invitations, program notes, and other logistical details of public events

Communicate CAPRI’s research findings, events, and updates to target audiences

  • Research and develop key messages on CAPRI’s research findings, mission, and vision to use in press, social media, newsletters, and other communications
  • Draft talking points and speeches for the Chair, Executive Director, and Director of Research to use in speaking engagements
  • Identify creative ways for CAPRI to share and market its ideas and findings

Other operational, developmental, and administrative tasks as needed

  • Help prepare for meetings with potential collaborators, donors, and partners
  • Present CAPRI’s origins, projects, development, and future goals to potential partners, donors, and others interested in CAPRI’s work
  • Contribute to the operations of CAPRI’s partnerships
  • Meet with professionals in academia, industry, civil society, and government to build CAPRI’s global network

Required Qualifications

  • MA, PhD, or JD in a field relevant to CAPRI’s areas of focus (e.g., social science, public health, Asian studies, public policy, economics, international affairs, or environmental studies). Exceptionally qualified BAs will also be considered.
  • At least 2 years of full- or part-time experience in policy research, especially on the Asia Pacific
  • Ability to work collaboratively within a small, flat, start-up organizational structure
  • Excellent communication and writing skills in English
  • Creativity, flexibility, and a collaborative mindset
  • Excellent organizational and problem-solving skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • Writing skills in Chinese or proficiency in another Asian language
  • Experience in quantitative analysis


On-site in Taipei.


Competitive; determined in light of position-related experience, professional accomplishments, and education.

How to Apply

Please send the following materials to [email protected]:

  1. Your résumé/CV
  2. A brief statement of interest
  3. Three samples of your academic writing or publications in English (Chinese samples are also welcome)
  4. Contact information for two professional or academic references
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