Contracted Researcher with ISSICEU on Iranian Influences in the Caucasus

Deadline: 30 September 2015
Open to: applicants fluent in English and Persian with MA or PhD in social sciences
Remuneration: a salary of EUR 1,500 (gross) per month


As a partner within the EU-funded consortium “Intra- and Inter-Societal Sources of Instability in the Caucasus and EU Opportunities to Respond (ISSICEU)” Geowel Research (Tbilisi/Georgia) is currently recruiting a researcher on a contract basis for a period of up to 10 months. The international research project explores a diverse set of factors with respect to (in-)stability in the North and South Caucasus, aiming at generating both original empirical knowledge and policy-recommendations.

Within the framework of ISSICEU, the researcher’s tasks will be to explore the role of Iran in regional developments. S/he will contribute to the work package on influences from the neighborhood, thereby complementing ISSICEU’s research on Turkish influences in the Caucasus. S/he will in particular provide insights on Iran’s socio-economic and political relations with the South Caucasus countries Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia as well as consider the (in-)compatibilities between EU and Iranian policies towards the Caucasus.


To be eligible for this position all applicants should meet following criteria:

  • Profound knowledge on the Caucasus region and Iran-Caucasus relations;
  • Above-average MA degree or PhD in the social sciences (political science, sociology, political geography or anthropology);
  • Experience in empirical and distinct interest in policy-oriented research;
  • Fluency in English and Persian required;
  • Preferably knowledge of regional languages and/or Russian.


The salary will be a minimum of EUR 1,500 (gross) per month, depending on the duration of the contract. The specific terms of contract (i.e. full-time or part-time position) are negotiable.

How to apply?

The deadline for applications is 30 September 2015. To apply please send your CV and cover letter to

For more information please visit the official website.

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