Career Opportunities

Team Supervisor, Systems Engineering and Operations:

This position supervises and participates in the day-to-day management, operations, and administration of networks and server based systems. The incumbent plays a major role in the overall functional strategic planning; develops, coordinates, and oversees major networks or networked systems, and server projects requiring complex features and security requirements across multiple platforms with diverse technologies. #ITatIDA

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Closing Date: March 7, 2021


Date: 12/08/2022

2022 Data Science Fellowship:

The IDA Data Science Fellowship provides recent graduates a unique opportunity to develop and apply data science skills to important issues in national security. Data Science Fellows will investigate the ways machine learning, artificial intelligence, statistics, and big data methodologies contribute to national security and gain experience developing advanced data science tools They will use their critical thinking and analytic skills to work on challenging real-world national security issues. In a collaborative team environment, Fellows perform data manipulation and statistical, econometric, predictive, descriptive, and other quantitative analyses to answer national security-related research questions. Fellows should expect to learn while creatively contributing to interdisciplinary project teams.

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Closing Date: January 18, 2022


Date: 12/08/2022

2022 Summer Associate Program:

The IDA Summer Associate Program provides students unique opportunity to use their quantitative and analytic skills to work on challenging real-world national security issues. The Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA) is a not-for-profit corporation that operates Federally Funded Research and Development Centers (FFRDCs).

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Closing Date: January 18, 2022


Date: 12/08/2022

Research Analyst – Test Science:

IDA’s Operational Evaluation Division is seeking a Research Staff Member to join our Test Science Team in Alexandria, VA. OED’s primary task is to support the DoD in evaluating how effective, suitable, and survivable military systems are under operationally realistic conditions.

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Closing Date: October 29, 2021


Date: 12/08/2022

Research Associate – Test Science:

We are seeking a Research Associate to join the Test Science team within IDA’s largest division, Operational Evaluation Division (OED). The Research Associate will facilitate data-driven decision-making by developing, applying, and disseminating statistical, behavioral, and data science methodologies within IDA and the DoD. The position supports and advises mid- and senior-level civilian and military officials regarding the operational evaluation of military systems. Work involves analyzing the design, execution, and results of operational testing and associated modeling and simulation activities. The Test Science Research Associate will provide independent assessments to OSD’s Director, Operational Test and Evaluation and the Joint AI Center’s Chief of Test, Evaluation, and Assessment.

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Closing Date: October 15, 2021


Date: 12/08/2022

Research Analyst – Statistician:

This position is in IDA’s Operational Evaluation Division (OED), located in Alexandria, VA, just outside Washington, D.C. OED collaborates with civilian government agencies to independently test and evaluate military technology to provide our warfighters with safe, effective, and usable military systems and ensure taxpayer funds are used appropriately. A researcher in this position would assist in the design, planning, and observation of operational tests; communicate effectively to mid- and senior-level civilian and military officials; and develop new statistical methods to improve the DoD’s approach to experimental design.

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Closing Date: May 27, 2022


Date: 12/08/2022