CIDOB is seeking a Researcher to join its Global Cities Programme

CIDOB - Jun 1, 2020

The Global Cities Programme at CIDOB conducts applied research on cities as actors in international relations, their role in European and global governance, and their ability to provide sustainable development solutions in the framework of the 2030 Agenda. The selected candidate will be in charge of desk research, preparing academic articles and policy briefs, and organising seminars and events. The candidate will be integrated into  Global Cities Programme’s team and will collaborate with other researchers of CIDOB.


-         Education: Master's degree in urban studies/ geography / political science or similar, ideally with a focus on smart cities and urban technological innovation.

-         Professional experience: At least two years of experience in the field of research and/or work experience in public policy. Work experience with local public administrations or city networks would be an asset.

-         Academic publications and participation in international debatesand forums on urban governance, particularly in the field of technological innovation.  

-         Analytical skills and the ability to work both autonomously and in a team.

-         Experience in writing academic articles and policy papers, as well as in the coordination and editing of publications.

-         Experience in the conceptualisation and organisation of seminars and events.

-         Languages: English and Spanish at proficiency level, both spoken and written. Knowledge of Catalan and other languages would be an asset. Responsibilities

-         Monitoring and analysis of urban policies from an international and comparative perspective.

-         Desk research and preparation of academic articles, policy briefs and op-eds on cities as global political actors and urban governance, particularly in the area of smart cities and technological innovation.

-         Conceptualisation and organisation of seminars, workshops and events.

-         Representation of CIDOB at public events and conferences.

-         Networking with experts, policymakers and city networks.

-         Supporting the communication and dissemination of outputs of the Global Cities Programme.

More information: Call for a Researcher and Project Manager with the Global Cities Programme