Research Analyst- Physics/Hazard

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Tuesday, May 8, 2018
Archive Date: 
Tuesday, June 5, 2018
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Scientific/Technical Staff
Institution Classification/Type: 
Government Agency
Institute for Defense Analyses
Department Name: 
Science and Technology Policy Institute
Street Line 1: 
1899 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Street Line 2: 
Suite 520
District of Columbia
United States of America
Job Announcement Text: 


The IDA Science and Technology Policy Institute (STPI) is a non-profit, federally funded research and development center that provides analytical support to the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), the Department of Homeland Security, and other federal agencies on science and technology (S&T) policy issues.


STPI’s work on hazard resilience focuses on assessing the extent to which hazards pose a threat to the Nation and analyzing associated levels of national preparedness. The Research Analyst will work with OSTP, federal agencies, and interagency committees and staff to envision, coordinate, and evaluate national initiatives and policies related to enhancing national resilience and preparedness policies through the use of science and technology. The Research Analyst will need to understand the science of the underlying drivers for the hazards and have a sense of useful approaches to address the issues.


  • Qualified candidates must have a Ph.D. in physics.
  • Strong oral and written communications skills are essential.
  • The successful candidate will have interest or experience researching and writing about resilience and hazards that affect technology and infrastructure systems, ideally including space weather.
  • Experience working in and facilitating teams with diverse interests and goals is required.
  • Ability to work on a diverse portfolio of policy issues across multiple technical topics is a must.  
  • Experience or demonstrated interest in technical analysis of resilience, infrastructure systems, technology, risk analysis, or risk-informed decision making related to hazards.
  • US Citizenship is required.
  • Applicants selected will be subject to a security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.
Pay Compensation
Compensation Notes: 
Competitive salary and benefits
Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Selection Deadline: 
Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Paula Eggert
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