Research Analyst - Air Warfare

Institute for Defense Analyses
Alexandria, Virginia 22311
  • Job Type
    Employee
  • Job Status
    Full Time

Overview

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 Air 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.

Responsibilities

The Analyst will support and advise mid- and senior-level civilian and military officials regarding the operational evaluation of fighter and bomber aircraft. The position involves analyzing the design, execution, and results of operational testing and associated modeling and simulation activity, and providing an independent assessment to Department of Defense’s Director, Operational Test and Evaluation. Close interaction with officials responsible for the planning, development, and execution of tests is required. Travel is required.

Requirements

Required Qualifications

  • A minimum of either:
  1. PhD in Physics, Engineering (Aeronautical, Mechanical, Electrical), Chemistry (Theoretical, Nuclear, Physical), Applied Mathematics, Materials Science, Astronomy, or a quantitative interdisciplinary program that encompasses one of these areas of focus coupled with 4+ years operational or commercial experience; OR 
  2. Master’s degree in Physics, Engineering (Aeronautical, Mechanical, Electrical), Chemistry (Theoretical, Nuclear, Physical), Applied Mathematics, Materials Science, Astronomy, or a quantitative interdisciplinary program that encompasses one of these areas of focus coupled with 8+ years operational or commercial experience.
  • Candidates must have demonstrated computational and data analysis skills.
  • Experience with military or civilian aircraft operations, or acquisition, or testing is desired.
  • Experience with advanced aviation technologies, such as low observable technologies, air-to-air and air-to-ground weaponry, advanced sensors, or data links, is desired.
  • Candidates selected will be subject to a security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for obtaining a TS/SCI clearance. Having a current TS/SCI is desired.
  • Up to 25% travel is required.
  • Successful completion of a criminal background check is required.

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