Open positions Call for Applications: Student Research Assistant for Energy Governance at the Institute of Political Science (Dr. Philipp Thaler) The Institute of Political Science at the University of St.Gallen (IPW-HSG) is currently looking for a student research assistant, starting in October 2018. We are conducting research on a variety of political science topics related to energy governance, the energy transition, and European studies. We are looking for a student assistant to support our work in three projects: an SNSF-funded study on the Europeanization of the Swiss energy system, an academic article related to this study, and the publication of a book entitled Shaping EU Foreign Policy Towards Russia: Improving Coherence In External Relations. Throughout the project work, the student assistant will be supervised by Dr. Philipp Thaler, PostDoc for Energy Governance, and Benjamin Hofmann, Research Assistant / PhD Candidate, at the Institute of Political Science. Her/his responsibilities include: Background and literature research on energy governance and EU external relations Transcription, coding, and analysis of research interviews Assistance with the aforementioned and new project work Support researchers with occasional administrative duties What we offer: A position of 8-15h/week (depending on the volume of work), beginning as soon as possible. The duration of the employment is three months with a possibility for extension. You will be part of a small, dynamic research team working on topics with high policy relevance. Our offer includes an office space with a computer. We expect the successful candidate to be: An MA, or very advanced BA student, with a background in international affairs, political science, public policy, or a related discipline Excited to conduct empirical research Proficient in spoken and written English and German Prior research experience in energy policy, foreign policy, and the European Union, as well as interviewing as a research method is an advantage Interested candidates should apply via email to Mrs. Barbara Woodtly (firstname.lastname@example.org |+41 71 224 26 00). Your application should include a transcript of your grades (MA students should also include their BA certificate), a short description of your motivation, and a list of your acquired research and writing skills. Applications will be reviewed and selected on a rolling basis until October 24.