The Center for Advanced China Research (CACR) seeks a full-time contract researcher to actively contribute to CACR’s core research projects for three months (approximately mid-February to mid-May).


About CACR: CACR is a non-profit research organization that conducts Chinese-language research on China’s domestic politics, foreign affairs, and security policy. CACR engages with US and partner-country policymakers, China specialists, and the broader public through the production of high-quality analysis of Chinese politics in the form of regular reports, blog posts, and contributions to scholarly publications. CACR is an independent, non-partisan 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization.


Job Description:

  • Collaborate with CACR analysts to advance the research and analysis mission of CACR.

  • Contribute to CACR’s core knowledge library of key terms and translations.

  • Conduct Chinese-language research on Chinese politics, foreign affairs, and security policy for public works and other analytical products. 

  • Translate and summarize Chinese-language content from PRC core newspapers and journals. 

  • Analyze trends in US-China relations, current issues in Asian affairs, and Chinese domestic politics.


Ideal Qualifications:


  • Holds Bachelor's degree in China/Asian Affairs/International Relations

  • Excellent Chinese language research skills. Ability to pass a timed language assessment.

  • Excellent analysis, writing, and communication skills.

  • Ability to engage in focused, undistracted work

  • Desire to contribute to CACR’s nonprofit mission


Compensation: Monthly compensation of $4,100.00

Application Instructions: Please send your resume and one reference in email format (no attachments) with the subject line “contract researcher position” to

Center for Advanced China Research | 1519 Connecticut Ave  NW Ste 300 | Washington DC, 20036|  | (202) 525-4424 

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