Adjunct Research Analyst - Information Technology and Systems Division

Institute for Defense Analyses
  • Location
    Alexandria, Virginia
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Advanced
  • Posted
    Oct 29

Position description

The Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA) is a non-profit federally funded research and development center think tank. IDA provides answers to questions posed by the Department of Defense (DoD) and other agencies that require careful analysis. IDA’s goal is to deliver objective, evidence-based, actionable analyses and advice focused on results. The Information Technology and Systems Division (ITSD) focuses on cybersecurity and other cyberspace challenges of national and global significance. ITSD approaches the growing cyber threat from the perspectives of operations and business, technology and systems, and policy and law, with a particular emphasis on where and how these perspectives intersect. This intersection, also known as “cyber in the seams,” addresses the evolution of cyber as a national security function.

Responsibilities

ITSD has an immediate opening for an Adjunct Research Analysts. Research Analysts are highly qualified, self-starting professionals sought to advise DoD officials and selected audiences on cybersecurity challenges of national and global significance. Research Analysts are expected to develop the broader context (the big picture) for problems facing mid-level managers, senior executives, and military officials across the Federal government. Research Analysts are required to identify key components, while creating and executing appropriate analytic methodologies, and clearly conveying their findings to specialists and non-specialists alike. The position requires strong communication skills, and the candidate must be able to speak and write effectively, think analytically, and work independently.

Qualifications

  • Candidates must possess one of the following education/experience combinations:
    • A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Data Science, Engineering, Physics, Research/Cognitive Psychology, Operations Research, National Security, Law Enforcement, or Political Science/Public Policy coupled with 20+ years’ experience in research, systems analysis/ engineering/information technology, or cyber policy analysis, OR
    • A minimum of a Master’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Data Science, Engineering, Physics, Research/Cognitive Psychology, Operations Research, National Security, Law Enforcement, or Political Science/Public Policy coupled with 10+ years’ experience in research, systems analysis/ engineering/information technology, or cyber policy analysis, OR
    • A minimum of a PhD in Computer Science, Information Systems, Data Science, Engineering, Physics, Research/Cognitive Psychology, Operations Research, National Security, Law Enforcement, or Political Science/Public Policy coupled with experience in research, systems analysis/ engineering/information technology, or cyber policy analysis
  • Demonstrated ability to identify sources, assemble, and organize large, complex data sets for which subsequent quantitative and qualitative analyses is desired.

U.S. Citizenship is required
Ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance is required
Equal Opportunity Employer

Application instructions

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