Research Associate - SupChina

Research Associate

Yale Tsai China Center
March 9, 2018
Beijing, China
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The Paul Tsai China Center, Yale Law School


Research Associate, Beijing

The Paul Tsai China Center of Yale Law School is seeking candidates for a one-year Research Associate position based in Beijing beginning this summer.  The Research Associate will support the Center's projects in China by conducting research and writing on issues related to legal reform, interacting with scholars, officials, and lawyers in China, and performing administrative and logistical tasks.


  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent;
  • Ability to perform research and participate in meetings conducted in Mandarin Chinese;
  • Native or near-native level in written and spoken English;
  • Strong research, writing, analytical  and communication  skills;
  • Strong organizational skills,  attention to detail and an ability to work independently;
  • Interest in law and legal reform, and U.S. China relations, with a commitment to public-interest  work and resolving global issues of common concern;
  • Post-college work experience strongly preferred; and
  • Experience in China preferred.

Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume and list of references with their contact e-mails and telephone numbers to the China Center at [email protected]  Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Only applicants who are invited for an interview will be contacted.  The Research Associate will receive a competitive one-year fellowship stipend for the 2018-2019 year.

The China Center

The Paul Tsai China Center of Yale Law School is a unique institution dedicated to helping advance China’s legal reforms, improving U.S.–China relations, and increasing understanding of China in the United States.  The Center's work includes designing and carrying out sustained, in-depth cooperative projects between U.S. and Chinese legal  experts on key issues, and conducting recurring ‘track II’ dialogues on key topics in U.S.-China relations.

Since its start in 1999, the Center has maintained an office at Yale University and a presence in Beijing. The Center’s small staff of lawyers and scholars have decades of collective experience working on legal and diplomatic relations issues in China. The Center's Director is Professor Paul Gewirtz. A full list of Center staff, and further information about the Center's work, may be found on our Website:

Yale Law School is an affirmative action, equal opportunity, Title IX employer.