Research Analyst (Hazard Policy)

Job Details


Washington, D.C.

Expiration Date

Friday, February 9, 2018

Interest Area

Communication, Policy, Research

Position Type


Position Level

Entry level

Minimum Degree Requirements


Company Name

Institute for Defense Analyses

Job Posting URL

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 policy issues.

STPI takes pride in the high caliber and timeliness of its analyses, which are produced in an atmosphere that encourages independent thinking to achieve objective results. Work at STPI often involves multidisciplinary research in diverse teams. STPI staff work closely and regularly interact with federal sponsors. 

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.