Research Analyst, Moscow Project

  • Reports to: Principal investigator, Moscow Project
  • Staff reporting to this position: None
  • Department: Moscow Project, Center for American Progress Action Fund
  • Position classification: Exempt, full time


American Progress has an immediate opening for a research analyst on the Moscow Project team to conduct open-source, public records, and database research into topical issues, including ostensible Russian government actions to undermine democratic institutions by interfering in recent elections in Europe and the United States. Guided by the Moscow Project’s lead investigator, the research analyst will be responsible for developing thorough and organized research files, mapping relationships between individuals and entities, and integrating breaking news developments into investigative projects, among other duties. The ideal candidate would have experience working with communications and policy professionals and the ability to organize raw research into products that can help lawmakers and shape stories for journalists.


  • Conduct public records, open-source, and commercial databases investigative research on individuals and entities.
  • Monitor relevant media for any reporting to advance research and generate new approaches and sources.
  • Collect, collate, and analyze data, and produce well-sourced written reports.
  • Collaborate with national security and foreign policy experts to develop ideas for potential leads and avenues of research.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Requirements and qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Significant experience conducting research and writing in an academic or a professional setting. The following research areas are of most interest: financial and commercial due diligence; legal; regulatory; social sciences; and media.
  • Proficiency in Russian is preferred.
  • Excellent analytical and writing ability.
  • Experience with commercial, legal, and regulatory databases such as Westlaw, LexisNexis, Public Access to Court Electronic Records, Roll Call, Bloomberg Businessweek, and Factiva is a plus.
  • Ability to analyze, graphically depict, and report data through technical solutions such as IBM i2 Analyst’s Notebook, Microsoft Excel, and other tools is a plus.
  • Strong understanding of U.S. laws, regulations, and the political landscape.

This position is part of a bargaining unit represented by IFPTE Local 70.

To apply

E-mail your Word resume and cover letter attachments to:

Or you may write to: Center for American Progress, 1333 H St. NW, 10th Floor, Washington, D.C., 20005.

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Please note that only those individuals whose qualifications match the current needs of this position will be considered applicants and will receive responses from American Progress.

Thank you for your interest in American Progress.

Additional information

American Progress operates two separate nonprofit organizations to maximize the progressive agenda: the Center for American Progress and the Center for American Progress Action Fund. This job posting refers collectively to the two organizations under the name “American Progress.” The Center for American Progress is a nonpartisan 501(c)(3) tax-exempt research and educational institute. It undertakes research, public education and a limited amount of lobbying. The Center for American Progress Action Fund is a nonpartisan 501(c)(4) tax-exempt organization dedicated to achieving progress through action. It works to transform progressive ideas into policy through rapid-response communications, legislative action, grassroots organizing, political advocacy, and partnerships with other progressive leaders. The organizations share office space and employees.

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