Research Associate Safety Act

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Posted by: Institute for Defense Analyses on Mar 25, 2020


Alexandria , VA

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The Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA) is a non-profit Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) .  IDA provides answers to questions posed by the Department of Defense and other agencies that require careful analysis.  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. IDA takes great pride in the high caliber and timeliness of its analyses, which are produced in an atmosphere that encourages independent thinking and objective results.

We have an immediate opening for an RA to join our team working directly with the Department of Homeland Security on technical analysis to support the Office of SAFETY Act Implementation.


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 and problem solving;
Participate in developing and maintaining information sources and contacts as directed; may attend meetings to collect information related to projects. Research topics independently, compile data and present information both orally and in writing. Contribute to the creation/writing of task report(s) or paper(s). Required to interact with Governmental or industrial representatives. There are no direct supervisory or budgetary responsibilities. 
A Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering (Industrial, Mechanical, Chemical, Electrical, or Computer), Chemistry, Physics, Public Policy, or Mathematics. Experience in quantitative, statistical, or computational methods are a plus. Successful candidates need to exhibit strong analytical and communication skills, a capacity for independent thought and sound judgment. Candidates will be asked to provide a writing sample. Travel may be required, though usually minimal. Candidates selected will be subject to a security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information as required.

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

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About Institute for Defense Analyses

IDA is the Institute for Defense Analyses, a not-for-profit corporation that operates three Federally Funded Research and Development Centers (FFRDCs) in the public interest: the Systems and Analyses Center, the Science and Technology Policy Institute, and the Center for Communications and Computing. IDA exists to promote national security, preserve the public welfare, and advance scientific learning by analyzing, evaluating, and reporting on matters of interest to the United States Government.

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