The Operational Evaluation Division (OED) has an immediate career opening for an Analyst to support the Department of Defense's office of Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation (CAPE). 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 conduct high-visibility analyses to support and advise mid- and senior-level civilian and military officials on issues affecting the allocation of DoD resources for force structure, acquisition programs, and readiness and personnel activities. In particular, the successful candidate will provide analytical support to the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD), including contributing to major studies that affect Department of Defense strategy reviews and the annual review of the Defense program. The Analyst’s efforts will be focused on data-intensive analyses, developing better mathematical and analytical models, with a particular emphasis on novel and rigorous approaches, including visual displays appropriate for highlighting major programmatic issues for the senior DoD leadership. The analyst will analyze and evaluate the capabilities, effectiveness, feasibility, and costs of proposed and alternative forces, weapon systems, and programs and will make use of the Department’s data systems for forces, programs, personnel, and readiness programs and budgets. Close interaction with government officials responsible for leading strategic studies is required. Occasional travel is expected.
Candidates must have a Doctoral degree in Physics, Astronomy, Chemistry (Theoretical or Nuclear), Applied Mathematics, Engineering (Mechanical, Nuclear, Electrical), Operations Research, Statistics, Data Science or an interdisciplinary program that encompasses one of these areas of focus.
Candidates should have experience with one of the following programming languages and environments: R, Python, MATLAB, JMP, Mathematica or SAS.
Experience in sustainment, logistics or readiness modeling is desired but not required.
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: Along with a competitive salary, we offer great benefits and excellent retirement plan.
Internal Number: 1405
About The 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 provides objective analyses of national security issues and related national challenges, particularly those requiring extraordinary scientific, technical, and analytic expertise.