The Operational Evaluation Division (OED) has an immediate career opening for an Analyst to support the Department of Defense's assessment of the operational effectiveness, suitability, survivability, and lethality of Land Warfare-related Major Defense Acquisition Programs. 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. Work at IDA is conducted in a team environment and often involves a multi-disciplinary approach.
The Analyst will support and advise mid- and senior-level civilian and military officials regarding the operational evaluation of Army weapon systems. The position involves analyzing the design, execution, and results of operational testing and associated modeling and simulation activity, and providing independent written assessments and recommendations to Department of Defense’s Director, Operational Test and Evaluation. Close interaction with officials responsible for the planning, development, and execution of testing is required. Travel is required
Candidates must have one of the following education/experience combinations: A Doctoral degree in Applied Mathematics, Engineering, Statistics, Data Science, Physics, Biological Sciences, Operations Research, Chemistry or an interdisciplinary program that encompasses one of these areas of focus coupled with relevant work experience (via government, industry, fellowships, or internships); OR A Master’s degree in Applied Mathematics, Engineering, Statistics, Data Science, Physics, Biological Sciences, Operations Research, National Security, Chemistry or an interdisciplinary program that encompasses one of these areas of focus discipline coupled with 10+ years’ experience Must have experience compiling and analyzing quantitative data. Test experience or military or civilian acquisition experience is a plus. U.S. Citizenship is required Ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance is required Equal Opportunity Employer
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Additional Salary Information: DOE with excellent benefits and retirement plan.
Internal Number: 1278
About The Institute for Defense Analyses
The Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA) is a not-for-profit organization that operates three think tanks supporting federal decision making -- two serving the Department of Defense and one serving the Office of Science and Technology Policy in the Executive Office of the President. The IDA Centers provide objective analyses of national security issues, particularly those requiring scientific and technical expertise, and conduct related research on other national challenges.
IDA offers a competitive salary, an excellent benefits package and a superior professional working environment. IDA’s main facility is located in a modern office complex, directly off an interstate highway, minutes from the Pentagon. To the right individual, IDA offers the opportunity to have a major impact on key national programs while working on fascinating technical issues.
Individuals selected for employment at IDA are subject to a security investigation and must meet the requirements for access to classified information. U. S. citizenship is required.
The Institute for Defense Analyses is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Interested candidates are encouraged to visit IDA's website: www.ida.org for more information and to submit resumes