Resident Legal Advisor for China – US Department of Justice

The Office of Overseas Prosecutorial Development, Assistance and Training (OPDAT), Criminal Division, U.S. Department of Justice, seeks an experienced prosecutor currently employed as an Assistant United States Attorney, Department of Justice Trial Attorney, or a State Prosecutor to serve as a Resident Legal Advisor (RLA) in the People’s Republic of China.  The position will be open until filled.

More information and application details can be found on the DOJ website.  Although not strictly an IP position, previous holders of this position have been involved in IP matters to varying degrees while at Post or upon return to the United States.

Policy Trade Analyst at the China Affairs Office of the USTR

From the USAJOBS site:

“The incumbent serves as a Policy Analyst (Trade) in the Office of China Affairs, at the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative.  The incumbent formulates and develops U.S. policy positions on international trade and investment issues, as they relate to China.  The incumbent also initiates the development of trade policy regarding China for consideration by higher level policy makers in the interagency trade policy making process.  The incumbent participates in the planning and formulation of negotiating positions and tactics to be taken by the U.S. government on a variety of trade issues during negotiations.  The incumbent prepares Congressional testimony, briefing materials, summary statements and speeches for the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR), both Deputy USTRs, the Assistant USTRs and other senior executives, as appropriate, on major trade issues.  The incumbent promptly analyzes information to explain and defend the Administration’s trade policies to foreign governments, the public, the press, and the Congress.  Extensive experience in leading negotiations on trade or international economic matters with China is required.  Proficiency in speaking/reading the Mandarin language is strongly desired.  The position requires domestic and foreign travel.”

 

For more information and application, please visit USAJOBS.

CECC Professional Staff – Commercial Rule of Law

The Commission is seeking a professional staff member to assist in monitoring and reporting on substantive issues pertaining to the commercial rule of law portfolio. The professional staff member will assist in assessing China’s compliance or noncompliance with international human rights standards and Chinese domestic law. Successful candidates should have substantive background and/or an interest in one or more of these issue areas. Successful candidates should also possess the necessary Chinese language, English writing, and communication skills to effectively research, analyze, and explain such developments to U.S. policymakers and the broader public.

Main duties:

  • Monitoring and researching Chinese and English language sources (media, government, NGO) for developments relating to their issue area.
  • Identifying and analyzing key developments and reporting their significance orally and in writing, including through drafting sections of the Commission’s Annual Reports, short analysis pieces, public statements, and press releases.
  • Researching political prisoner cases and creating and maintaining case records in the CECC Political Prisoner Database.
  • Assisting in organizing CECC public hearings and roundtables.
  • Staff member also may be asked to travel to U.S. cities, China, or other foreign locations on official business.

Qualifications:

  • Candidates must be a U.S. citizen.
  • Very strong demonstrated ability to speak, read, write, and perform research in Chinese (Mandarin) is required.
  • The successful candidate will likely have worked or studied in mainland China, Taiwan, or Hong Kong.
  • Candidates will preferably have a law degree or a Ph.D. or M.A. in political science, history, business, economics, or other social sciences. B.A. candidates with very strong credentials will also be considered.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, and the interpersonal skills and enthusiasm to work under tight deadlines and as part of a team.

Application Procedure:

  • Please submit a brief cover letter, resume, short writing sample (5 pages or less), and the names and contact information for two references to Judy Wright, CECC Director of Administration, via e-mail atjudy.wright@mail.house.gov or via FAX at 202-226-2915. PLEASE NO PHONE CALLS. The deadline for applications is Monday, April 22, 2013, by 11:59 PM, EDT. Applications received after this deadline will not be considered.

Research Analyst job with Nicholas Lardy at PIIE

The Peterson Institute for International Economics, a leading think tank located at Dupont Circle, Washington, DC, seeks a full-time research analyst to work with Dr. Nicholas Lardy on projects on China’s economy. Continue reading