The Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA) operates three Federally Funded Research and Development Centers supporting federal decision making – two serving the Department of Defense (DOD) and one serving the Office of Science and Technology Policy in the Executive Office of the President of the United States. IDA assists the United States Government in addressing important national security issues, particularly those requiring scientific and technical expertise.
This position is in IDA’s Intelligence Analyses Division (IAD). IAD supports the Department of Defense, the Intelligence Community, and other U.S. Government Agencies by providing analyses of critical intelligence and national security issues. IAD is involved in analytical activities across a wide range of cross disciplinary national security and intelligence matters including: programmatic assessments; technical evaluations; social science research; strategic analysis; physical, cyber, and human threat evaluations; and open source exploitation. Short and long term sponsoring arrangements with U.S. Government entities provide a steady stream of intellectual challenges for the IAD staff in the furtherance of national objectives and for identifying opportunities to improve public sector performance.
IDA seeks candidates for a Research Associate position within IAD. This position will work alongside highly experienced analysts who are working on projects for the DoD and the Intelligence Community. Primary work will be accomplished in Alexandria, VA at the IDA headquarters in a Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility.
Research Associates (RA) are members of our full-time professional staff. RAs typically work as members of study teams and at the direction of senior study leaders and analysts. A Research Associate must be capable of operating unsupervised on assignments for which they are qualified. RAs will generally perform fact-finding tasks, develop preliminary analyses, and shape findings and recommendations for the team. RAs are expected to be familiar with standard information collection, compilation, summary and analysis methods; able to develop or apply appropriate methods to support needs of particular studies or analyses; use strong communication (oral and written) and interpersonal skills to contribute effectively to a team approach, problem solving, and to interact with Government and industry representatives. The analyst is expected to make immediate, substantive contributions to the development and completion of written and oral deliverables for sponsoring organizations.
U.S. Citizenship is required
Ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance is required
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