Posted by: Institute for Defense Analyses on Nov 14, 2017
The Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA) is a non-profit federally funded research and development center. IDA provides answers to questions posed by the Department of Defense and other agencies that require careful analysis free of conflict of interest or political bias. 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.
The Science & Technology Division at IDA provides research and analysis on a wide variety of problems related to science that overlap issues in national security. The Division conducts technology assessments critical to planning and implementing research and development programs, supporting acquisition decisions, understanding foreign technology capability, and utilizing technology for individual and group training.
The Division has an opening for a Research Associate for the beginning of 2018. The Research Associate will assist with the collection, vetting and organization into a database of historical nuclear weapons effects data, in addition to helping the development team program the user interface for the database. The nature of this data covers a broad spectrum including air and ground shock; electromagnetic signals; ionizing radiation effects; optical and thermal phenomena; cratering and ejecta; fallout and dust; and high-altitude effects.
The Research Associate may also be required to assist in other projects across the full domain of science and technology; therefore applicants should be willing to regularly learn new topics such as those concerning national security.
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