The Center for Advanced China Research (CACR), a Washington, DC-based nonprofit organization dedicated to open-source Chinese-language research, is hiring open source analysts. The analyst will leverage their Chinese-language skills to deduce policy-relevant insights on PRC politics and foreign affairs.


Job Summary:

Analysts will provide crucial research and analytical contributions for CACR’s regular reports and briefings on China’s politics and foreign policy as they relate to US-China relations. Ideal candidates possess professional experience working on topics related to China’s political system and foreign policy, excellent Chinese-language research skills, and excellent writing skills. They should feel comfortable working in a small-team setting and in public speaking roles. Duties are as follows: 

  • Conducting Chinese-language research using openly available sources on Chinese politics and foreign affairs

  • Proactively contributing ideas and expertise to CACR’s reports and blog posts

  • Producing and delivering presentations

  • Contributing to further business development of CACR

  • Performing a variety of other reasonable duties



  • Ability to complete research tasks efficiently through focused and undistracted work while working remotely.

  • Possess an advanced degree in China/Asian/International Affairs and/or 3-5 years of experience working on China-related topics professionally.

  • Native or advanced Chinese-language research skills. Ability to pass virtually administered and timed language assessment.

  • Time living/working/studying in Mainland China.

  • Track record of excellent analysis, writing, and communication skills.

  • Discipline to conduct prolonged research for disparate pieces of information. Ability to approach research tasks creatively.

  • Eligibility to work in the United States. Willingness to (eventually) relocate to the Washington, DC area.



CACR provides an analyst compensation package that includes a competitive salary, health, dental, and vision plan coverage, 401k retirement savings plan with matching contributions, flexible work schedule, and paid-time off.



The entire package should be submitted as an email (in body): no email attachments will be reviewed. All applicants will be contacted about their application within two weeks of submission. Applicants must submit the following:

  1. One short paragraph explaining why the applicant is interested

  2. Resume

  3. A list of 3 references (including reference’s name, title, affiliation, email address, and phone number)


Please send all materials to:

David Gitter: