The Centre for Aerospace & Security Studies (CASS), Islamabad, is seeking a creative, results-driven & detail-oriented individual to work as Senior Research Associate.


  • MS/ MPhil and/or PHD in Defence & Security Studies / International Relations / Political Science from an HEC recognised local or foreign university
  • 8-10 years’ experience in research & academia
  • Strong analytical and academic writing skills
  • Excellent communications skills
  • Proven track record of timely completion of assigned tasks
  • 5 research papers published in Web of Science and/or HEC recognised journals
  • Proficiency in utilising technological tools for research purposes


  • Background and research interest in Aerospace, Emerging Technologies, Security and Strategic Foresight
  • Strong networking with academia and international think tanks
  • Ability to communicate regularly & effectively within, and across teams
  • Good instincts for translating and distilling complex policy issues into accessible and compelling information

Application Process:

CASS offers a competitive pay package negotiable based on experience with built-in medical and travel allowance.

Interested applicants should clearly specify the position for which they are applying.

Email the following attested documents to by: 20 June 2024

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Recent Photograph
  • CNIC
  • Experience Certificates, Educational Degrees / other testimonials, along with HEC Equivalence Certificate in case of foreign degree/s
  • Two pdf copies of Published Research Papers

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for the Written Test and Interview.